Chasing Maine: The Cultural Ambassador

Messan Jordan Benissan unifies through food, African drumming

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 12:00pm

Messan Jordan Benissan is both a music teacher at Colby College and the owner of the Mé Lon Togo restaurant in Camden.

Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, he uses music and food to enhance cultural awareness in his circle of students, friends and customers.

Chasing Maine is a biweekly video series produced by The Maine Monitor that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective.

Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. 

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The Maine Monitor, formerly known as Pine Tree Watch, is a local journalism product published by The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic news organization based in Augusta.