West African concert supports grandmothers campaign

'Masabo' is presented at Surrey's Northwood United by the Ubuntu Ogogo Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.



A local group of grandmothers who help their counterparts in Africa are holding a fitting fundraiser next month at Northwood United Church.

The Ubunto Ogogo Grandmothers to Grandmothers group present Masabo, billed as a “dynamic ensemble of hereditary West African master musicians and dancers.” Led by Fana Soro, the performance is a feast of traditional songs, stories, dance and musicianship.

The concert is Saturday, Aug. 17 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156 Street, Surrey.

There will be an Ubuntu Ogogo Market Place with crafts for sale, with proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and refreshments by donation.

For tickets and more information, call Barbara at 778-565-3555 (bwarren567@gmail.com) or Anni Peters at 604-584-7868 (annipeters@shaw.ca).