In this interactive performance, participants will learn the important role that music, dance, and storytelling play in everyday life in Cameroon, Central Africa. They will experience traditional dance and drumming, listen to a traditional story, and learn about the importance of community in Central Africa. This program demonstrates to the participants the true way that traditional music is played in Cameroon; percussion is not just drums, it includes a variety of instruments. Participants will learn that this traditional music is made up of different parts that have to be played together.
Two session times are available: 10:00am OR 1:00pm
– For ages 4+
– Cost: $3/person
– No pre-registration required
Entertainer, musician, composer, dancer, choreographer, author and educator Njacko Backo shares his uplifting music, energizing dance, and hope-filled stories with audiences of all ages and all walks of life. Njacko was born in Cameroon in 1958 and raised in the hills in a small village called Bazou, which means “The Walkers.” Musically and spiritually Njacko draws on the lessons he learned in Africa from his musical family, mentors and village life. With adventure in his heart, a mind full of curiosity, Njacko left home at the age of 17, eventually landing in Europe, and then Canada.
Njacko Backo is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing the performing arts to your people.