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Toronto: Okavango African Orchestra performs on Thursday June 6th at the Lula Lounge

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  • Nadine McNulty
    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
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      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.

      Okavango African
      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�.



      Okavango African
      Orchestra

      Thursday June 6, 2013

      Venue: Lula Lounge, 1585
      Dundas St. West, Toronto www.lula.ca

      Time: Doors 8 PM Show 9
      PM

      Tickets: $20

      Info: www.batukimusic.com info@...



      Batuki Music Society
      gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts
      Council.


      Batuki Music SocietyP.O. Box 68585
      360A Bloor St. W.Toronto, ONM5S 1X0
      nadine@...
      www.batukimusic.com
      "nurturing and strengthening cultural diversity through music and the arts." �

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