Okavango @ Lula: Jun 6, 2013

Thursday, JUNE 6, 2013
entry 8 PM, show 9 PM
 Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto
reserve for dinner to guarantee seating
Ticket (online & door): $20
Save $4 more with the discount combo: $35 for advance tickets to both shows
Okavango African Orchestra on June 6 and African Guitar Summit on June 27

Batuki Music Society presents

the return of
12 instruments, 10 languages, 7 countries…

one debut album preview concert

Over the autumn and winter of 2012, the reassembled Okavango African Orchestra revisited the site of its triumphant debut, the Canadian Broadcasting Centre where it conquered a full-house at Glenn Gould Studio in February 2011. Its members, returning and new, hunkered down in Studio 211 for the recording of the group’s debut album, due for release in late 2013.

Two years now since its last appearance, Batuki Music Society brings the Okavango African Orchestra to Lula Lounge for an exciting look ahead on its continuing journey to an “Africa without borders… before the borders were created”.

The orchestra takes its name from the Okavango Delta, a basin in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, where many different animal species come together to feed and find water. Predators and prey are forced to coexist and share the meager resources because of the harsh environment around them.

Similarly, Okavango African Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction. The musicians of Okavango have created a common meeting place for these disparate cultures, and a new musical language that harmonizes their different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. The multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.

the journey continues…

JUNE 6, 2013 – LULA LOUNGE Toronto

photo: Lungile Ncube (click on image to enlarge)

Karibuni radio program, CIUT 89.5FM Toronto – June 2, 2013:
host Nadine McNulty talks about the Okavango African Orchestra with a new member, guest Tich Maredza.

Here and Now: CBC Radio One 99.1 FM Toronto – June 3, 2013:
Song of the Week: Okavango African Orchestra, “Na”
guest Nadine McNulty introduces the song and the ensemble.

where it all began: Glenn Gould Studio, February 2011

rack card

want to read more? please click on the above links (in orange & underlined).

Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council

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