The afternoon features some of Toronto’s favourite children’s performers. Included are:
- SOLI & ROB with ALISTAIR ANT!, voted Toronto’s #1 Children’s Entertainers in City Parent Magazine’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards
- MARNI’S MOVE-N-MUSIC, integrated music, movement & yoga workshops for kids
- Story and music time with the energetic and engaging NJACKO BACKO
Everyone attending this portion of the event will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase Njacko’s first published storybook (illustrated by Bruce Parsons) entitled “Baki and the Magic Egg / Baki et l’oeuf magique” before it is formally released this summer. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to this project.
We have a line-up of wonderful artists who have generously contributed their time for this cause.
- The interlocking rhythms, magical melodies and infectious joie de vivre of NJACKO BACKO & KALIMBA KALIMBA (Anne Lederman, Bwana Moto, Celina Carroll, Chip Yarwood, Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, Roberto Riveron)
- Canadian roots music legend KEN WHITELEY,
- HANNAH BURGÉ & PACO LUVIANO, dynamic and captivating jazz duo
- up and coming opera star SAHARA SLOAN with “Men Without Hat’s” founding member and classical composer COLIN DOROSCHUK
- 2011 Harry Jerome Award winner in entertainment MUHTADI and his group THE WORLD DRUMMERS
- the rhythmic melodies of THE MARNI LEVITT COLLECTIVE (with Terri Segal and Valery Woloshyn)