Dominic Mancuso Group - A Musical Delight

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 02:04 PM

If you're looking for something to spice up the post-holiday doldrums, look no further. Just a short trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake on January 16th is the perfect choice!

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The Mandingo of Sub-Saharan Africa

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 @ 11:31 AM

Referred to as Mandingo, Mandinka or Malinke, the Mandingo represent one of the largest ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Based primarily in West Africa, the population of Mandingo peoples is about 11 million.

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Food for the Soul!

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

If you're looking for something fun and fantastic to do, please join us at Food for the Soul.  Great food, great music, great products.  All round fun for the entire family.  See you there!

Topics: Music Food Events
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Celebrate the Sounds of Africa: Mother of Soul

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Fri, Sep 04, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Join Dominic Mancuso & Chendy Leon to explore the rich musical influences of Africa. The soulful sounds of these extraordinary musical explorers - unplugged - is delightfully entertaining.

Zawadee - Bring Africa Home is pleased to present Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award Winner Dominic Mancuso and his good friend and collaborator Chendy Leon - an extraordinary percussionist who has worked with a long list of internationally acclaimed artists, including Jesse Cook, The Parachute Club and Sultans of String.

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We're So Excited and We Just Can't Hide It! Bravo Niagara:The North Star Festival

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Fri, Aug 14, 2015 @ 02:26 PM

Zawadee - Bring Africa Home is pleased to announce we're going to be part of Bravo Niagara! - The North Star Festival: Voices of Freedom. Niagara-On-The-Lake - October 2-4, 2015.

Celebrating and honouring the courageous freedom-seekers who followed the North Star to Niagara - a terminus of the Underground Railroad, this inaugural festival showcases the sights, sounds, history and tastes of the Niagara Region's rich black history and African origins.

Great music, fascinating history, mouth-watering food and a boat cruise down the Niagara River. Entertaining, fun and educational, this festival is a terrific experience for the entire family!

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The Zulu Kingdom: Click Speaking, Miriam Makeba and More!

By Penny Baldwin-French on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 03:54 PM


The Zulu (pronounced ZOO-loo) people are one of the most well-known groups in Africa, most notably for their unique style of speaking. Descendants of the Nguni-speaking people, they are known for their "click" speaking and singing.

Topics: Drums Music Zulu
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The Increasing Popularity of Drumfests Around the World

By Penny Baldwin-French on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Drums have been around since the dawn of time

They are deeply rooted in history, spirituality, tribal ceremonies, and, of course, music. Every culture has a unique drumming history. Many primitive cultures used drums to celebrate battle victories and for rituals. Others used drums for worship as well as for music. The drum permeates the history of many cultures.


Topics: Drums Music
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