Issamba - Your journey through the depths of African rhythms

Saturday  23 February  2019  2:30 PM    Sunday  24 February  2019 4:30 PM
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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. With special guests:
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.
Salif Sanou a flutist specializes in African flute based in Montreal; Akra Soumah a percussionist based in Ottawa, and Mbala Emmanuel Percussionist based in Quebec.
Naby Camara Master Balafonist - Guinea - USA
Admission:
All seats: $36
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