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Event Archive - AfriCa Fest: Merlin Nyakam, Amara Kanté, Salif Sanou, Akra Soumah, Kikeyambay

Sat. May 27th 2017 - Sat. May 27th 2017 Archie Browning Sports Centre (All Ages)
12:30pm doors at 12:00pm
Presented by: Productions P. Mboussi, African Caribbean Arts & Cultural Society
African Cultural Week will be held from May 20th to May 28th and AfriCa Fest on May 27th. This year will introduce first-rate, international artists to the Victoria art community.

For the first time, directly from Paris, we are delighted to present world renowned choreographer and dancer Merlin Nyakam. Born in Cameroon, Merlin has reached an international status for his interpretations and teachings of African and Afro-Contemporary dance. Merlin has and continues to enchant audiences around the world.

Special guests will include the Montreal-based African flutist Salif Sanou, Toronto-based master percussionist Amara Kanté, the doundounfola master Akra Soumahand as well as our regional and local artists such as; Kikeyambey, Ali Traoré, Isabel Santos, Badiro, Bernard Henin and more...

You don't want to miss this ultimate experience of the African ROOTS!

Line up

12:30 - Zumba with Isabelle
2:00 – Dundun Foula by Akra Sumah
2 :45 – Dance with Merlin Nyakam
4 :00 – Drumming workshop and drum ensemble
5 :00 – Victoria Percussion Orchestra

8:00 pm - Finale Ensemble!!!


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