Issamba - A Journey Through African Rooted-Rhythms
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About the Event
In celebration of the African Heritage/Black History Month, join us for an unforgettable evening to the depths of African Rooted-rhythms with ISSAMBA!
ISSAMBA is an interactive musical spectacle that showcases African Roots, Rhythms & Music, and featuring world-renowned African-born artists.
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!
ISSAMBA promotes the International Decade for People of African Descent through Arts & Cultures. #issambaforever
Starring Merlin Bleriot Nyakam
Originally from Cameroon, and a resident of Paris, Merlin is also known as "the enchanter". He is a dancer, singer, actor and choreographer. At 14 he joined Cameroon’s National Ballet. He became the company’s main dancer at 16. In 1990, he founded his own company and won an award from Cameroon’s Ministry for Cultural Affairs. He also won an “Epi d’Or” and is celebrated as “Best Dancer” in 1991. Since 1992, he has participated in numerous creations with several choreographers, in France . He danced for the singer Angelique Kidjo’s FIFA World Tour.