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Terre Roche and Afro-Jersey

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Afro-Jersey was formed in 2008 when old friends Terre Roche and Sidiki Conde began to write songs together in both English and Mandingo just for fun. 
Terre Roche is best known for being one of The Roches. She has worked with Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson, Was Not Was, Philip Glass, Kathy Mattea, Meredith Monk and the Indigo Girls to name a few. She sang the role of Squeaky Fromme in John Moran's opera, The Manson Family. She was one of the soloists on Robert Fripp's album "Exposure". 
In 1998 she put out a solo CD, "The Sound of a Tree Falling". Terre collaborated with jazz pianist Garry Dial on the 2008 release "Us an'Them", a collection of national anthems from around the world featuring musicians from the countries all of whom were living in New York City. 
From 2002 to the present, Terre has led the popular "Sunset Singing Circle", a Battery Parks City sponsored singalong which takes place in May and June. Currently she is the musical coordinator for Lanny Harrison's "Characters in Motion" class at the New York Shambhala Center and has been a featured artist in Mark Lamb Dance's spectacular multi-media salons, featuring music, dance and spoken word performances.
Terre Roche, Sidiki Conde, and Marlon Cherry, a/k/a Afro-Jersey, sing in both the English and Mandingo languages.