Artist: Fana Soro & Masabo Culture Company
West Africa / BC and Ontario

Through a stunning and high-energy show, Masabo has delighted children across Canada while opening their minds and hearts with a culturally enriching experience. Master musicians, dancers, and storytellers share the beauty and energy of traditional West African cultures in a performance that explores themes of interculturalism and community.  With interactive and participatory presentations, Fana Soro & Masabo Culture Company is in high demand throughout their home provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, performing hundreds of school-based shows.  French and English performances.

Grace à ce superbe et divertissant spectacle, Masabo a enchanté de nombreux enfants, partout au Canada, en ouvrant leur esprit et leur cœur avec cette expérience culturellement enrichissante. De grands musiciens, danseurs et conteurs partagent la beauté et le dynamisme des cultures traditionnelles de l’Afrique de l’Ouest dans une performance qui explore les thèmes de la communauté et de l’inter culturalisme. Les présentations de Fana Soro & Masabo Culture Company sont interactives et encouragent la participation. Elles ont été acclamées dans les provinces de l’Ontario et la Colombie-Britannique. Les performances sont présentées en anglais ou en français.

Experience: West African Music, Dance, and Storytelling | Length: 60 minutes | Ages: 5 to 9 | Grades: K - 4 | Venue: Big Secret Theatre
Join Us: Individuals with Visual impairment / Mobility impairment
Social Studies:

Identity, Culture and Community
Global Citizenship
Social Participation

Fine Arts – Music:

Concepts: Rhythm; West African Melody & Harmony
Skills: Listening; Movement; Singing (Call and Response)

English Language Arts:

Exploring and Responding to Oral Texts; Storytelling

Health & Life Skills:

Group Roles: Sharing; Participation


Community; Positive Relationships; Diversity; West Africa; Music; Dance; Storytelling

Activity Sheets: (download link coming soon)
While at Kidsfest, we also recommend: English Language Arts – Storytelling: Storytelling with Michael Kusugak (Inuit storyteller); Dance (Physical Education): Dance Workshops: Barn Dancing (Thursday and Saturday); West African Dance (Friday); Bollywood Dance (Wednesday) Fine Arts: Costume Design

Show Times

Wednesday, May 24 at 10:30 AM (English)
Wednesday, May 24 at 12:30 PM (French)
Thursday, May 25 at 10:30 AM (French)
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 PM (English)
Friday, May 26 at 10:30 AM (English) - Sold Out
Saturday, May 27 at 11:30 AM (English) (Public pricing only)