We had the good fortune of connecting with frank, sandella, and frankie malloy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi frank, sandella, and frankie, why did you pursue a creative career?
We absolutely love dance. We have been touched by dance profoundly. We were compelled to “MOVE” and pursue this creative avenue because of the love, talent, and desire to share the work.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Frank went to Ghana to serve in the Peace Corps, Sandella came over for a visit and we got married; that was 33 years ago. We were both so touched by the cultural exchange, particularly the music and dance. Sandella loved the dance and it was easy for her; The dance was her gift, but she did not know that until the Ghana experience. When we returned form Ghana in 1990 after 2 and a half years, we joined a dance group in our hometown of Charleston, SC. Within a year, we started our own Dance company, Harambee. As they say, the rest is History. We are now in our 27th year of our dance company.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
To be honest, We are really home bodies. The most important time is to spend it with the right people, people who mutually care, love, respect, and want the best for you. So we really let our friends choose what they want and where they want.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Our parents who put all of us in a position to be exposed to our life’s passion and work. To the citizens, cultural performers, and Thomas Musah of Yendi , Ghana who exposed us to African Dance directly while serving in the Peace Corps there.