SCHEDULE / PERFORMANCES

Stay tuned for our event calendar! Our 2023 Festival will feature dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to international gems, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and make you hoot with laughter.

  1. Africa Oyé  Performer from Africa Oyé performance, wearing a colourful outfit and smiling holding drumsticks in the air

    There’s going to be a dance party and you’re invited! Africa Oyé features songs, music, and dances from Cameroon, Benin, Guinea, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Come celebrate this beautiful expression of African culture with the talented Jacky Essombe, accompanied by her friends. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  2. Ginalina  Image of Ginalina wearing a red hat smiling and looking up while holding a guitar in front of a river in the forest

    Dance and sing along in English, French and Mandarin with CBC-featured musician and 3x Juno nominated artist, Ginalina! 

    Age/Grade: 3–9
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  3. One of a Kind  Members of the ‘One of a Kind’ performance group outlined in a yellow edit smiling at the camera next to each other, in front of the tree

    One of a Kind is a series of stories performed by a talented, diverse group of extraordinary emerging storytellers. Each performer shares a one-of-a-kind tale from their childhood, filled with truths, cultural perspectives, challenges, laughs and adventures all accompanied by physical theatre, music and movement. 

    Age/Grade: 7‑up (Grades 2 — up)

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  4. Won’Ma Africa  Image of circus performers from the Won’Ma Africa group throwing one member in the air. Join us on May 31st-June 5th for this thrilling performance

    You’ll be blown away by the breathtaking acrobatics and death-defying feats of Won’Ma Africa! Kalabanté Productions’ handful of daring acrobats perform to the pulsating rhythm of the djembes of Guinea with authentic movement and acrobatics. 

    Age/Grade: All ages (Grades K — 12) 
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  5. Living With  Image of the performers from the Living With performance wearing black and standing in shallow water with their hands up to the sky. Two members holding flowy white cloth and a fan

    Let’s groove together! Living With explores the interconnections between people and our relationship to the earth. Through thoughtful storytelling, harmonizing, dancing and drumming, we can reimagine how we interact with one another and with nature. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  6. Future Music  Image of Find Mutya smiling at the camera, in front of street art. She is a featured artist in the future artists performance on June 3rd

    New, exciting voices that reflect the world we live in! dynamic and talented QT+BIPOC artists that took part in the FM Music residency program. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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  7. Forgotten Folk Songs Workshop  Image of Ginalina wearing a red hat smiling and looking up while holding a guitar in front of a river in the forest

    Enjoy the beauty and meaning of the Mandarin language in this Family Folk workshop, and learn a treasured 18th century Chinese folk tune! Blending melody, movement, context, and a playful approach, Juno-nominated Singer-Songwriter, Ginalina, will introduce families of all ages to the song, Mò Lì Huā (“Jasmine Flower”). 

    Age/Grade: 4–12
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  8. Anansi The Spider Re-Spun  Photo of three performers from Anansi the Spider Re-Spun performance dressed in red

    A thoroughly enjoyable three-part online series where Anansi the Spider tricks, sings and dances his way out of trouble and often right back into it. 

    Age/Grade: 3–8 (Grades Pre‑2)
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  9. The Wild & Wonderful West Coast Workshop  Ginalina sitting beside a river with her guitar, holding up her book The Mighty River. Join us for Ginalina’s workshop, The Wild & Wonderful West Coast workshop on June 5th

    In this hands-on music and book-inspired workshop, families will explore some of the flying, swimming, running, and crawling creatures that call our backyards home. Together, we will experience what eco-diversity is, why it is vital, and how young people today are helping to protect the environment! 

    Age/Grade: 4–12
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  10. Variety Show  Image of two dancers smiling and waving scarves from the Won’Ma Africa performance on June 1st-5th

    This fun-filled evening is always a highlight for kids and adults alike. Hosted by Fred Penner, this year’s show, features Parents Are Still a Drag, Won’Ma Africa, Dancers of Damelahamid and Africa Oyé. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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