Chasing Maine: The Cultural Ambassador

Togolese chef Jordan Benissan brings people together with food at his bistro in Camden and through his passion for African drumming.
Cultural ambassador Jordan Benissan poses for a photo while sitting in his restaurant in Camden.
Photo by Roger McCord

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 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. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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