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January 27, 2018 StoryFusion Cabaret! Journeys to Canada from South and East Family Trees. Njacko Backo - The World Beyond My Village and Bernice Gei-Ying Hune -Telling Tales From Gold Mountain www.storytellingtoronto.org

Upcoming Performances

  • Thu 14 Dec 7 - 9:30 p.m.

    'Stories by the Fire' with Durham Assoc. For Family Respite Services

    Regal Room, Whitby Centennial Centre.

    Storytelling coach and Artistic Director for Durham Assoc. for Respite Services novice tellers and evening concert.

  • Sat 27 Jan 8 p.m.

    StoryFusion Cabaret! Journeys to Canada from South and East Family Trees

    CSI Annex. 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Celebrating Canada 150.

    Bernice Gei-Ying Hune

    Telling Tales From Gold Mountain

    Born in Toronto, Bernice Hune retells folklore from China and creates new stories from Canada’s recent past.  She recalls elders speaking in Cantonese about the Head Tax, the Chinese Exclusion Act and their determination for social justice. Bernice shares this legacy of stories in performance. Fresh from university, she performed as an actor, and then co-hosted a CBC radio program. Her work in education as a visual artist and an arts educator is widely recognized, and it informs her storytelling.

    Njacko Backo

    The World Beyond My Village

    Starting from a very young age, Njacko Backo has been curious about the world. He was born into a musical family in a rural village in Cameroon, well isolated from the rest of the world. Despite grave warnings from his family that he would be eaten by cannibals, he was inspired to leave home at the age of 17 to explore, play music, and find his way to Europe. 15 years later, he arrived in Canada with a young family and has built a career as an award-winning professional musician and cultural ambassador for school-aged children in the GTA and beyond.

    TICKETS    www.storytellingtoronto.org

    Artistic Director, Heather Whaley. Co-directors, Backseat Balladeers.

     

     

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StoryFusion Cabaret! Turtle Island Voices. January 23, 2016

Join us for a Celebration of Traditional Native Culture through storytelling, song and dance.
Sure to tug at your heart strings and tickle your funny bone, Raven’s inspirational performance is guaranteed to ignite a new sense of insight into First Nations culture that inevitably fosters unity and celebration.
Strategically weaving traditional Native worldview throughout her performance, Raven’s ability to accelerate awareness and enthusiasm in others coupled with her passion for life is undoubtedly contagious. Thée Winddancer combines her avid interests in cosplay, storytelling, and dance in imaginative ways.
This is truly an evening you don’t want to miss!