January 27, 2018
Journeys to Canada from South and East Family Trees
Bernice Hune & Njacko Backo
hosted by Donna Dudinsky
Telling Tales in Gold Mountain
Born in Toronto, Bernice Hune retells folklore from China and creates new stories from Canada’s recent past. She recalls elders speaking in Cantonese about the Head Tax, the Chinese Exclusion Act and their determination for social justice. Bernice shares this legacy of stories in performance. Fresh from university, she performed as an actor, and then co-hosted a CBC radio program. Her work in education as a visual artist and an arts educator is widely recognized, and it informs her storytelling.
The World Beyond My Village
Starting from a very young age, Njacko Backo has been curious about the world. He was born into a musical family in a rural village in Cameroon, well isolated from the rest of the world. Despite grave warnings from his family that he would be eaten by cannibals, he was inspired to leave home at the age of 17 to explore, play music, and find his way to Europe. 15 years later, he arrived in Canada with a young family and has built a career as an award-winning professional musician and cultural ambassador for school-aged children in the GTA and beyond. www.njackobacko.com
Contact Karen Blair for door reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase advance tickets below
All tickets are $17 in advance or $22 at the door, HST included.
Purchase online above or pay by cheque to “Storytelling Toronto” at
173 – 601 Christie Street, Toronto ON M6G 4C7
All concerts 8:00 PM at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto | Wheelchair Accessible
Street parking is available for $2.25/hour until 9 PM, and then street parking is free. The nearest Green P is on Lippincott and $1.50/½ hour. Click for map.
Annex Phone: (416) 979-3939