Kouraba World Music Festival - Bantaba gathering & Ancestral Drumming
About the Festival
The idea for the “Kouraba World Music Festival” was first conceived in 2011 by world renowned Malinké, Master Percussionist/Artistic Director, Mr. Amara Kante and the multi-talented, Nigerian born Canadian Artist/Producer, Ms. Rachael Eluan Abah. This musical spectacle is a showcase of world music & dance innovation, homage to Master artists, a celebration of traditional art forms and an incubator for cross-cultural dialogue. The “Kouraba World Music Festival” brings together and promotes music from across cultures to present a unified voice to an often divided audience.
Ké Dunia: "World Heritage"
Kouraba Ké Dunia marks the 5th edition of the annual Kouraba World Music Festival. It will follow the successful Kouraba performance model of artistic collaborations, mixed-media and ancient wisdom practices that reflect the cultural diversity and artistic excellence of both Canadian and International artists.
Kouraba Ké Dunia is a milestone on our journey towards cross-cultural awareness, blending the traditional Master practices with contemporary interpretations and creating accessible events of visual artistry and sound. New to Kouraba this year will be a special theatrical presentation by multi-talented Toronto artist, Safiya Daley (Safiya’s House of Kreation). Daley's Indigo Mood presents "Under One Rhythm": A Hair & Fashion Odyssey. It is a live telling of a tale about planet Earth's origination and unification showcasing each continent and the five elements through music & fashion. The traveler is taken on a fabric journey of rediscovery and infusion that is grounded in an African aesthetic with a global world view.
FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE
Master musicians meeting and playing together LIVE for the very first time anywhere, exclusively for you.
DAY 1: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2ND, 2017. KOURABA PRE-LAUNCH PRESENTATION, YORK UNIVERSITY @ 12:30PM-1:30PM.
DAY 2: NOVEMBER 3RD, 2017. KARAMO TOLON/CONCERT OF THE MASTERS, UNDER ONE RHYTHM FASHION & HAIR SHOW. THE RANDOLPH THEATRE @ 7PM-11:00PM.
DAY 3: NOVEMBER 4TH, 2017. BANTABA COMMUNITY CIRCLE & ANCESTRAL DRUMMING. A DIFFERENT BOOKLIST AND CULTURAL CENTRE @ 1PM-5PM.
DAY 4: NOVEMBER 5TH, 2017. MATINÉE FAMILY SHOW AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE TORONTO (SPADINA & BLOOR)@ 2PM-3PM.