Genres You Will Love
World: African- Central Kids/Family: Kid Friendly Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Mood: Fun Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive

By Location
CANADA - Ontario

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Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work

Njacko created his new band, Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work, in 2014. As is always the case with Njacko, this group’s performance style brings the audience to its feet. The musicians’ positive and passionate performances inspire their audiences to feel joy and take pride in Canada’s tremendous diversity. In a society too often divided, music like theirs reminds us of what we share, and unites us as a community. They effortlessly blur the line between audience and performers by warmly encouraging audience members to respond to the music through movement and voice. Audience members share a unique experience, as they are brought together in an uplifting celebration of music, unity, and life. Even the most reserved of audiences would find the charisma and talents of the performers hard to resist. Audience engagement and involvement becomes part of the event in a way that will leave even the most disparate group of attendees feeling unified, enlivened, and inspired by their engagement with the music.

Njacko Backo - lead vocals, kalimba, double kalimba, ngoni, percussion, composer, songwriter
Anne Lederman - kalimba, 4 and 5 string violins, backing vocals
Walter Maclean - congas, cajon, shakere, cymbals, percussion
Valery Woloshyn - kalimba, ngongoma, double kalimba, backing vocals, percussion