African Voyages: Njacko Backo coming to Canadian Martyrs!

In February, we celebrate Black History Month. During this time every year, Canadians are invited to take part in events that honour the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have helped to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today.

At Canadian Martyrs CES we will continue to learn about the experiences of many inspirational people in history by sharing this information in our classrooms, library and over the morning announcements.

We are honoured to welcome Njacko Backo to our school on March 6, 2017 for a special presentation to all students in the school. Njacko Backo’s interactive and informative presentation is African Voyages.  It is storytelling, music and songs. We expect to have students and staff drumming, singing and moving during this presentation.

“The king of African kalimba – that’s thumb piano to you – is about to entrance to your ears with the magic sounds he conjures from his hand-made instruments..” Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

For more information, please visit Njacko’s web site