November 1st – Njacko Backo Presentation for FDK to Grade 4 Classes

Prince of Peace JK to grade 4 classes look forward to welcoming NJACKO BACKO to our school for a special visit on November 1st, thanks to the generosity of sponsors through the Aurora Cultural Centre.

In this interactive performance entitled African Voyage/Voyage Africain, students will learn the important role that music, dance, and storytelling play in everyday life in Cameroon, Central Africa. Students will experience traditional dance and drumming, listen to a traditional story, and learn about the importance of community in Centre Africa. This program demonstrates to the students the true way that traditional music is played in Cameroon; percussion is not just drums, it includes a variety of instruments. The students will learn that this tradition is made up of different parts that have to be played together, everyone finding their own place in the music.

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. Although he loved life in the village where he was immersed in music, his dream was to discover the world and to learn all he could about people and different cultures.

Throughout the morning themes addressed include Equity and Inclusion, Well-Being, French Education dance, drama, choreography and movement, and music, Experiential Learning.