OKAVANGO AFRICAN ORCHESTRA

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Event Description

Multiple instruments, ten languages, and seven countries define Okavango African Orchestra, winners of the 2017 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year. The Toronto orchestra takes its name from the Okavango Delta, a basin in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, where different animals, predators and prey, coexist and share meager resources. Similarly, Okavango African Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction. The musicians of Okavango create a common meeting place for these disparate cultures, and a new musical language that harmonizes different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. The multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.

“It’s obvious that Okavango respects the continent’s myriad musical traditions. It’s in the glorious mix of rhythms in their songs” – Toronto Sun

Ticket Prices: Prime $55, Regular $45, YouthTix $15

Tickets can be bought online at www.markhamtheatre.ca or through the Box Office (905.305.7469).

Additional Information

Show end times are not guaranteed and may vary depending on artist. Choose Your Own Subscription Discounts are not available on the 2020 Discovery Gala – Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Howie Mandel and Burton Cummings. 40% discount only available until September 30, 2019. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to regular fees. Discounts on base ticket price, not including handling fees and HST. All sales final.