Suubi Youth Shake up Waterloo!

Suubi Youth Shake up Waterloo!

In conjunction with Dream for Uganda, Neruda Productions is pleased to present the Suubi Youth Dance and Drum Troupe from the Cambridge Secondary School in Eastern Uganda on May 22 and May 30. These young musicians and dancers, one of whom is only eight years old!, are the stars of the drama club at the Cambridge Secondary School which provides refuge, counseling, and an education free of cost to 400 children impacted by war, poverty and AIDS.

Eight Suubi Youth and two instructors will perform high-energy dance and drum from the Bantu and Sudanic tribes of Uganda. These dances tell stories, enact rituals or ceremonies, celebrate friendship and unity within the community, or are simply expressions of joy and physicality. It’s impossible not to feel the beat when Suubi dancers start shaking their hips with blinding speed and the drummers work to build the momentum higher and higher. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to welcome Suubi Youth to Waterloo, see them perform and support them as they raise funds to purchase a new stove for their school. These events are by donation or pay what you can (suggested minimum $10).

Suubi Youth will tour Southern Ontario on a cultural exchange sponsored by Give International and Dream for Uganda from May 18 to June 1. They will be visiting schools, performing and raising funds to purchase a biofuel stove for their school in Kyengera, just outside the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The biofuel system will provide enough clean burning gas to power stoves and eventually lights, making the school more self-sufficient and able to give up the dirty charcoal brazier that requires cutting down trees to fuel.

Suubi Youth
When: May 22, 2013   4:00pm
Where: Gallery Momo, The Mill
1441 King St. North, St. Jacobs, ON

Suubi Youth
When: May 30, 2013   6:00pm
Where: Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall