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FEB 15

Black History Month Concert Series presents Jabulani


Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Event Type

Venue Melody Bar Cover FREE

Music Africa and the Gladstone Hotel present yet another concert series featuring some of the African best talent in Toronto and the diaspora. Tonight we welcome Jabulani.

Jabulani: the Zulu word meaning “we are happy”. Jabulani: the name of the band whose music makes one feel happy. Jabulani, based in Toronto, has been performing their unique brand of World music for eight years in Canada. The band, led by Brian Litvin, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, plays a blend of Township Jive, Zulu Maskande, traditional Zulu music and South African Jazz.

Before coming to Canada, Brian was a successful performer in his native South Africa. Together with his band, Fireflies, and as a solo act, Brian was a well-known entertainer at venues and festivals across the country. He was one of a select few musicians that brought traditional Zulu music to white audiences in the days of apartheid South Africa. He also delighted both black and white audiences, with his blending of indigenous musical styles. After numerous musical collaborations, Brian Litvin has found his nucleus. With the contributions from well known musicians, Mafata Lemphane, from Lesotho, on bass guitar and vocals, the versatile George Morellato on drums and vocals, Mafa Makhubalo from Bloemfontein, South Africa, on percussion and vocals, and Gideon Litvin on guitar, the sound of Jabulani has matured and is now a tight, melodic group who sings in both English and in Zulu.

This is true world class, world music at its happiest.

Mystic Drumz

Fri Feb 15, 2013 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Main Street

Mystic Drumz will be taking children on a world music safari adventure featuring incredible African percussion instruments….

Chinedesign & Afrotropolis Arts Collective
February 15, 2013
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Doors open: 9pm Fashion Presentation: 10pm
Ticket Price: $25

Masquerade as it is performed all over Africa, is a complex and often clandestine ritual that is interwoven into the religious, political and social fabric of the people. Masquerade is a fashion show fused with an art exhibition and elements of a masked ball party. It features the presentation of a couture collection designed by Chinedu Ukabam of Chinedesign. This collection will explore the overlap or relationship between African Masquerade and Caribbean “Mas” and will traverse the gradient from darkness and secrecy to brightness and gaiety.

Golden Tale of Djungle Bouti” Friday, February 15

From the man who originally coined the phrase… “Jungle Bouti”, an up-to-the-minute, multi-instrumental, autobiographical, interactive sonic love triangle…

Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison, award-winning African guitar, voice, seprewa, djembe & balafon maestro, performs the soundtrack of his life, straight from the heart.

GTJB is the rollicking story of Kobe’s music, romances and journey from Ghana to Canada… (Think, ‘Coming to America’ meets ‘Everyone Hates Chris’ meets ‘Purple Rain’)

“..a must see” Young Centre, Distillery

“One of the most talented musicians I know” Avi Lewis, CBC

You’ll laugh till you cry… seriously

Celebrate Ghana National Chocolate Day & enjoy complimentary 100% Ghana hot cocoa & a CD with your ticket. For advance discount ticket listing, click “Join” on facebook event page.

Website: michezofestival.com

GTJB was first performed as a radio play on CKLN 88.1fm about 20yrs ago. It expanded to a band (Jungle Bouti Orchestra), a merchandise line, a Wards Island theatre presentation (supported by Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts). In a way, it is part of the development of the Michèzo! International Festival of African games & culture on the island.

This is a rare solo performance which people really enjoy. If I may send you the promo photo please let me know & I’ll do that asap.

We would appreciate your support. There are limited media-prize giveaway tickets.

Thank you
416 292 2544

Website: michezofestival.com



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