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Masabo

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Ontario
Languages: English, French, African Dialects

This group of master musicians, dancers and storytellers from various West African countries has come together to share the beauty and energy of traditional West African culture. Masabo is no stranger to the school show: the group has performed hundreds of school-based performances, and has facilitated workshops and classes for students and teachers alike. The group has a CD called Solognougo.


Reviews

Thank you for helping us at Gordon Greenwood Elementary advance in our appreciation of diversity, and to become more understanding of West African culture and music. Teacher, Gordon Greenwood Elementary
Masabo exposed our students to a variety of new dance and drumming experiences and it brought an exciting cultural awareness to our small community. Teacher, Munster Elementary
My Principal with 35 years' experience said it was the best performance that she has ever experienced in a school. Teacher, Fallingbrook School

Performances & Workshops

Célébrer l'Afrique! / Celebrate Africa!

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: PA System set up in the gym, Armless chairs (4), access to change rooms, floors: smooth, uncarpeted surface - no cement.
Fee Range: $835 - $1,285 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$800.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$850.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,150.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,150.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,150.00
Interior
$1,150.00
North
$1,250.00

With passion and pride, Masabo brings audiences a taste of traditional West African life - the heartbeat of the village through the drums, the joy of life through acrobatic masquerade dances, and the voice of history through song and storytelling.

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