Multiple instruments, languages and countries define Okavango African Orchestra, a JUNO award-winning ensemble of African-born musicians living in Toronto and Montreal. The Okavango African Orchestra brings together the music and instruments of several African cultures to create a common meeting place and new musical language that harmonizes different tuning systems, rhythms and timbres.
About Okavango African Orchestra
Okavango African Orchestra is a musical ensemble created by the Batuki Music Society. It features a cast of accomplished African-born musicians, singers and composers: Daniel Nebiat (krar), Kofi Ackah (drums), Tichaona Maredza (mbira, guitar), Sadio Sissokho (kora, percussion), Ebenezer Agyekum (bass), Assane Seck (guitar) and Mabinty Sylla (dance). Okavango African Orchestra was awarded the 2017 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year for their debut self-titled album. The group released their second album, Africa Without Borders, in 2019, which received nominations for the 2020 JUNO and 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Okavango African Orchestra has performed in some of Ontario’s most prestigious venues, including Glenn Gould Studio, Koerner Hall, Harbourfront Centre, Kingston City Hall, Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre, Alliance Francaise Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum.
Dates & Times
8pm – 9pm
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8