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Black History Month: ISSAMBA

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Black History Month: ISSAMBA

On behalf of the African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Society (AACCS) Pulchérie Mboussi is pleased to announce the fourth edition of ISSAMBA.

 ISSAMBA is an interactive musical spectacle that showcases African Roots, Rhythms & Music, and featuring world-renowned African-born artists. Issamba means "come together" in Béti  one of the 285 Cameroonian dialects.

 ISSAMBA promotes and brings together music from across African cultures to present a unified African groove. Immerse yourself in a mix of African instruments, traditional rhythms, and dancing styles. These artists will travel from abroad, gracing BC with their special talents and sharing aspects of their culture with you. ISSAMBA, a 90-minute show that gives you a glimpse into the rich and diverse musical culture of Africa, an invaluable experience you won't want to miss!

 This year again, directly from Paris, our Chouchou, the world renowned choreographer and dancer Merlin “The Enchanter” Nyakam will be with us. Born in Cameroon, Merlin has reached an international status for his interpretations and teachings of African and Afro-Contemporary dance. Merlin has and continues to enchant audiences around the world.

 Special guests will include the Montreal-based African flutist Salif Sanou, legendary multi instrumentalist Adama Dembele Bilorou, Emmanuel Mbala: Sherbrook, Quebec-based  percussionist - balafonist, Assouma Long: Montreal-based Mvett (Cameroonian harp)-Nkull player  among other artists guests...

 ISSAMBA promotes the International Decade for People of African Descent through Arts & Cultures.

Feb 15 at Victoria: The David Dunnet Community Theater (Oak Bay) https://issambafebruary2020.eventbrite.ca
Feb 21 at Victoria Event Center: https://issambafeb2020-vec.eventbrite.ca
Gabriola Island: https://issambafeb2020-gabriola-island.eventbrite.ca
Nanaimo: https://www.porttheatre.com/events/issamba


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