Alpha Umaru Kabba, also known as Amarie Farari, immigrated to the United States and now calls the north side of Chicago home. Amarie Farari’s arrival in America was anything but spectacular. After Sierra Leonean rebels shot his father in the arm, he became a full-fledged refugee (A civil war was going on back then and that is why he is here.) When a door closes, a window opens, according to an old proverb.
Amarie Farari found his voice through creativity to cope with the trauma and stress of witnessing crimes. Amarie was introduced to music and breakdancing through Alternatives Inc., a youth-serving group. Because Amarie was so young when he began (he was 11 years old when he joined a breakdancing crew, Connect Force.) Because he had the fortunate fortune of working with Mike Spex, he cannot take full credit for his achievement.
Rapping has kept him off the streets and out of danger, just like it has for many of his rap colleagues. After a couple of run-ins with the law. He promised his father that if he worked hard enough on his music, he would one day succeed and be able to bring his mother and three other siblings to America.
“Music has been my first love since I arrived in America, and sure, I am going to make it,” he stated.
The story of Amarie is withstanding proof that creativity can be grown in adversity. He took adversity as an opportunity for creativity and forced himself to dig deeper and discover something new about himself and create something out of it.
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