BABY BOOM!!!    There’s been a baby boom in Toronto’s African Music and Dance Communities! Welcome to African Music and Dance – The Next Generation!

Njacko Backo and Valerie Woloshyn welcomed Nkoni on August 11, 2013! Congratulations!

njacko and nkoni  Backo Family2


And on August 22, 2013  Sani Ijovudu and his beautiful wife Fatima Sani-Abu Mohammed welcomed Onochina Ibrahim-AbduRazak Sani-Abu.



Sani's son  Fatima


WORLD TOURS!!!  Some of Toronto’s best musician’s have been globetrotting!

In August bassist Rich Brown played the Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival in Malaysia with New Yorker Rudresh Mahanthappa and he  just returned from a European Tour to Germany, France, Norway, Switzerland and Portugal with another New Yorker, Donny McCaslin.  With barely enough time to catch his breath, he’ll be back out with Mahanthappa in Croatia and Serbia this month.

Rich Brown


Samba Squad-er Rick Shadrach Lazar has been touring Brazil and Argentina with Loreena McKennitt.

Rick Lazar


LITERARY INVITATIONS!!  Our authors are getting new opportunities!

Lillian Allen was invited to speak at Harvard University on Monday Oct. 28th, 2013, a Canada Harvard Seminar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Dept. of English and American Literature and Language.  Here she is with Teddy Roosevelt!

Lillian at Harvard    Anxiety  Click the pic to buy her latest cd at CD Baby!

Adwoa Badoe’s book “Between Sisters” has been added to the require reading list at an English course at the University of Guelph. Congratulations Adwoa!


Between Sisters   2 click on book cover to buy on it on Amazon.

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