Live at the Kisanii Hub
October 27 and October 28, 2022
David Crombie Park | The Esplanade & Berkeley St
In October 2022, Jamii presented KUNÉ ("together" in Esperanto), an eleven-piece collective made up of ten immigrant musicians from all over the world and one Metis-Canadian. KUNE’s artistic practice captures and recreates the experience of living in Toronto, one of the world's most diverse cities.
Along with the performances by Kuné, Esplanadian percussionists from our community joined Kuné! These community members were participants in a series of percussion workshops led by Aline Morales, Matias Recharte, and Tara Moneka for 3 weeks.
Kuné: Aline Morales, Alyssa Delbare-Sawchuk, Demetri Petsalakis, Matias Recharte, Paco Luviano, Padideh Ahrarnejad, Selcuk Suna, Tara Moneka
Stilt Walker: Miss Coco Murray
and community members of The Esplanade to join Kuné with their drums!
Organized by Jamii Team: Afnan Yakot, Iris Unlu, Isorine Marc,
Jonelle Sills, Nadifa Daud Mohamed, Yusra Yacout
Event Videographer: Eray Guler
Event Photographer: Laura Dittman
Photos by Laura Dittman
Kuné, Music Band
KUNÉ is an eleven-piece collective made up of ten immigrant musicians from all over the world and one metis-Canadian. KUNE’s artistic practice captures and recreates the experience of living in Toronto, one of the world's most diverse cities. The musicians are from places like Iraq, Cuba, Peru, Burkina-Faso and China. The instruments they play are not often played together on stage; like the Tar, the Dizi, the Cajon and the Ngoni. It is a space in which to remember where we came from and learn from each other’s differences. Together KUNE members compose, arrange and perform music that honors their cultural roots and creates connections with others through curiosity, experimentation and dialogue.
Miss Coco Murray, Stilt Walker
Miss Coco Murray is an award-winning social entrepreneur, cultural arts programmer, arts educator, mentor, instructor, and writer in the dance sector. Murray's work in education and community settings centers on cultural education, the African diaspora and culturally-responsive arts programming under this mobile, dance education business.