Culture Days is a national celebration of culture that invites the public to participate in hands on and behind the scenes activities that highlight the importance of culture in our communities. Help us Kick-Off Culture Days celebrations in the Town of Aurora on September 25 in Town Park from 11:00 am to 4:00pm! Enjoy live performances and meet some of the wonderful cultural partners doing amazing work in Town! Don’t miss out on your chance to get a Culture in Box kit filled with fantastic interactive activities the whole family can enjoy! Limited quantity of boxes are free to Aurora residents and can be picked up at the Kick-Off event in Town Park on September 25.
One registration is needed for access at any point in the day
(11am – 4pm * last performance starts at 3:15pm)
11:00 am – Njacko Backo & Kalimbas at Work
Njacko Backo is a singer, songwriter, storyteller and percussionist originally from Cameroon. Nominated for a 2021 Juno for Best Children’s Album, the quartet presents a hi-energy family performance that includes the kalimba, an African instrument with a wooden soundboard and metal keys.
12:30 pm – Marquee Theatrical Production
Marquee Theatrical Productions brings you a Musical Theatre presentation featuring some of Marquee’s students ranging in age from 8-16. They will be performing a highlight selection of numbers from productions including Les Misérables, Matilda, The Lion King, Waitress, Thoroughly Modern Millie and more!
2 pm – Sara Thawer
Sarah is a JUNO-nominated drummer and recording artist whose versatile work ranges from jazz and fusion all the way to Indian, funk, R&B, hip hop and Latin to name a few.
3:15 pm – KH Kanna
KH Kanna is a Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer with deep connections to Dancehall, Soca and Hip Hop. He will be presenting a duet with Shobi Ruban, showcasing the rich rhythms, music and storytelling of the Indian Classical dance tradition.
Participating Cultural Partners:
- Aurora Cultural Centre
- Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair
- Aurora Historical Society
- Aurora Museum & Archives
- Marquee Theatrical Productions
- Pine Tree Potters Guild
For more information on Culture Days, visit the Town of Aurora Culture Days Event Schedule!