EVENTS

Join us at our main events happening the weekend of May 4-5 and final mass event on May 6. 

MAY 4: Baobab Community Performance

Kitchener Market

 

11:00am

 

FREE

The Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community, directed by Kathy Armstrong, will be performing​ at the Kitchener Market on Saturday May, 4th. 

MAY 5: Racial Justice and Music, Panel Event

Kitchener City Hall Rotunda

 

2:00-4:00pm

 

FREE

Panel discussion on Racial Justice and Music, and the role of music in promoting racial justice within the education system and broader community. Led by Fanis Juma Radstake and featuring panelists MPP Laura Mae Lindo, Joni NehRita, and Arabella Hareem Abid. 

Also featuring youth performances from the African, Caribbean and Black Identifying Community. 

MAY 6: Mass Gahu Event

Kitchener City Hall

Carl Zehr Square 

 

9:30am-1:30pm

 

FREE

Over 400 local high-school students will gather at Kitchener City Hall and be led by Ghanaian master drummer Kwasi Dunyo in a mass musical experience of Ghanaian drumming, dancing and singing. 

PANELISTS

MPP

Laura Mae Lindo

Joni

NehRita

Arabella 

Hareem Abid

FEATURED PERFORMERS

Afro Fusion Dance Team

The Afro Fusion Dance group is made up of ACBI students at Cameron Heights that share a passion for dance and Afro centred arts. The group launched this year through the support and guidance of their staff sponsor Katie Knowlton. This group was featured at the Cameron Heights Black History Month Assembly as well as at the Kitchener Youth Awards Ceremony. 

ABOUT THE GAHU PROJECT >

The Gahu Project is a racial justice community music initiative that will feature local youth and professional artists in a performance of Gahu. Woven into the fabric of the project are opportunities for students to engage in conversations around the intersection of racial justice and music. Gahu is a recreational and social dance music of the Ewe people of Ghana which combines drumming, dancing and singing and creates experiences of joy and belonging for participants.

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