(English) Okavango African Orchestra: Dec 4, 2021

Enjoy the sensational sounds of Okavango African Orchestra and the ‘African Without Borders’ concert at Alliance Francaise Toronto on Saturday December 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm.

Multiple instruments, languages, and countries define Okavango African Orchestra, a Juno award-winning ensemble of seven African-born musicians who live in Toronto and Montreal.

Okavango African Orchestra is an ambitious musical project created by Batuki Music Society, a non-profit African arts organization based in Toronto. Featuring a stellar line-up of African-born musicians who live in Toronto and Montreal: Tichaona Maredza (mbira, rhythm guitar, hosho), Sadio Sissokho (kora, tama, djembe), Daniel Nebiat (krar), Kofi Ackah (drums, percussion), Assane Seck (lead guitar), Ebenezer Agyekum (bass) and Mabinty Sylla (dance).

Okavango African Orchestra brings together the music and instruments of several African cultures, to create a common meeting place and a new musical language that harmonizes different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. Okavango represent a continuum of traditions and cultures from time immemorial to the present day. Okavango African Orchestra looks ahead on its continuing journey to an Africa before the borders were created.

DATE: Saturday December 4, 2021
TIME: Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:00pm
VENUE: Alliance Française Toronto, 24 Spadina Ave
TICKETS: $20 advance online tickets only at EventBrite. No door sales.
INFO: Okavangoorchestra.com, FB Event Page

Please check Alliance Française web site regarding COVID regulations for attending the concert.

Okavango African Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and Batuki Music Society.

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