July 1, 2023

Sankofa Stories



Join Amai Kuda in a free family-friendly connected workshop with collective music-making exploring an African-centered retelling of human history in a series of Decolonization 101.

Sankofa Stories

Photo courtesy of the artist


Through an African-centered retelling of human history from ancient times to the present, participants will take part in collective music-making, learn about some African deities and lore, and explore an African Indigenous approach to connecting more deeply with nature. 

About Amai Kuda

Amai Kuda et Les Bois don’t fit into the usual boxes. Breaking boundaries is part of their superpower. Not a band or a solo act, they prefer to call themselves ‘a movement.’ Led by Amai Kuda, their shows and albums always begin with the pouring of libations and the invocation of ancestors. This spiritual element weaves its way throughout all their music, whether that be soothing acoustic ballads, dancy electronic grooves, or politically charged altrock-hiphop tracks. Ecouché, for example, the “stunning new single” (Indie88) off the latest album EmUrgency! is sung entirely in a language of ancestral communication and can’t be delivered the same way twice. It embodies what NOW magazine has called the group’s “tantalizing Afro-soul” fusion sound, “earthy and rootsy and good for your ears” (Errol Nazareth CBC in reference to AfroSoul Volume II: MaZai). Indeed, it is the genre-defying nature of their work which led their debut album, Sand from the Sea, to be named “one of the year’s most exciting discoveries” (Nicholas Jennings – Canada’s foremost music journalist). With the recent release of their fifth album, ‘EmUrgency!’ Amai Kuda et Les Bois has continued to gain traction around the globe. Rolling Stone India recently featured ‘Love Song’ in their ‘what we’re listening to today article’. For Amai Kuda et Les Bois, music is about healing – ourselves, our society, and the earth, and that can’t happen unless we listen to the voices that have for too long been ignored.  

Dates & Times

July 1
6:15pm – 7pm


North Orchard

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Keywords All AgesFree EventKidsTalk/Storytelling