Toronto: Okavango African Orchestra performs on Thursday June 6th at the Lula Lounge
- For Immediate Release:
Toronto - June 3, 2013
Batuki Music Society
presents the return of Okavango African Orchestra on Thursday June 6th
at the Lula Lounge at 9 PM.
Orchestra - 12 instruments, 10 languages, 7 countries�one debut album preview concert.
The orchestra takes its name from the Okavango
Delta, a basin in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, where many different animal
species come together to feed and find water. Predators and prey are forced to
coexist and share the meager resources because of the harsh environment around them.
Similarly, Okavango: An African Orchestra brings together the traditional music
and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had
little or no interaction. The musicians of Okavango have created a common
meeting place for these disparate cultures, and a new musical language that
harmonizes their different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. The
multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.
The journey continues�
Over the autumn and winter of 2012, the reassembled
Okavango African Orchestra revisited the site of its triumphant debut, the
Canadian Broadcasting Centre where it conquered a full house at Glenn Gould
Studio the previous year during Black History month. Its members, returning and
new, hunkered down at CBCs Studio 211 for the recording of the groups debut
album due for release in late 2013.
Batuki Music Society brings the Okavango African
Orchestra to Lula Lounge for an exciting show to preview songs from the
upcoming album and look ahead on its continuing journey to an “Africa without
borders… before the borders were created�.
Thursday June 6, 2013
Venue: Lula Lounge, 1585
Dundas St. West, Toronto www.lula.ca
Time: Doors 8 PM Show 9
Info: www.batukimusic.com info@...
Batuki Music Society
gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts
Batuki Music SocietyP.O. Box 68585
360A Bloor St. W.Toronto, ONM5S 1X0
"nurturing and strengthening cultural diversity through music and the arts." �
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