Issamba for the African Heritage Month
In celebration of the African Heritage/Black History Month, Join us for an utterly exhilarating experience of African rooted-rhythms with ISSAMBA!
ISSAMBA, a 90 minute show that gives you a glimpse into the rich and diverse musical culture of Africa, an invaluable experience. The fusion of song, dance and music makes by ISSAMBA’s artists creates a robust and spectacular cultural alloy that nobody can resist!
We are pleased to bring back ISSAMBA shows & workshops and as well as our world renown African born artist Merlin Nyakam born in Cameroon. Merlin is recognized internationally for his interpretations and teachings of African and Afro-Contemporary dance. Merlin has, and continues to enchant audiences around the world with his art. Merlin Nyakam: Cameroon - France (Paris)
Adama Bilorou. Adama Dembele is one of the most talented balafon’s players. Born in a family of griots, he cultivates a special balafon called the chromatic balafon. This instrument is like an african piano and can reproduce all the occidental musical notes.
Adama Bilorou: Burkina Faso-France (Paris)
Salif Sanou a flutist specializes in African flute: Burkin Faso - Canada (Montreal); and Akra Soumah a percussionist: Guinea - Canada (Ottawa) and Mbala Emmanuel Percussionist: Cameroon - Canada (.Sherbrooke-QC) AND GUESTS
VICTORIA: February 21st
NANAIMO- February 22
SALT SPRING ISLANDS: TBD
GABRIOLA ISLANDS: TBD