Cirque Kalabanté Productions Headlining on Saturday Night

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  • Saturday, September 14th @ 3:30 pm
    Avenue Central Stage | 93 St & 118 Ave

  • Saturday, September 14th @ 7 pm (Headliner Show)
    In the Hall | 9210 - 118 Ave

“Cirque Kalabanté Productions (Guinea/Québec) brings explosive drumming, dance routines, and bold acrobatics that display a range of African arts. With a non-stop, dizzying pace, the group delivers mind-blowing acrobatic sequences with extraordinary precision, made all the more dramatic by hypnotic percussion.” Sharonne Cohen, Montreal’s Festival International Nuits d’Afrique.

Multidisciplinary artist who started his circus training with the Guinean troupe Circus Baobab, Yamoussa Bangoura began his professional career joining the African and European tour of the show "La légende du singe tambourinaire."

After being spotted in Spain during one of the tours of the Cirque Éloize, he was recruited to be one of the creators and acrobats of the world tour of the show Nomade, from 2002 to 2007. Then, he joined in 2010 the equestrian company Cavalia for the creation of the show Odysséo and toured with them until 2012 before he could now focus on the projects of his own company Productions Kalabanté.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.

My Son the Hurricane Headlining Friday Night

My Son the Hurricane

My Son the Hurricane

My Son the Hurricane is making its way through Kaleido Family Arts Festival (September 13 - 15), on Friday, September 13 at 9:30 pm.

Working hard to be the most energetic band in North America, My Son the Hurricane is a multi horn, multi drummer, multi singer brass beast — no dance floor is safe! The giant band has returned with a new full length album “Ride the Bullet” (Vegas Funeral Records) and a seven month North American tour for the full length release. The band which features a large horn section, full throttle rhythm section and two energetic front people, harkens back to the time when “entertainment was king” and are like a voltage enhanced Lawrence Welk.

For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. It is a celebration of community.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.

Moonchild Headlining Saturday Night



Kaleido Family Arts Festival (September 13 - 15), is thrilled to announce headliners, Moonchild, on Saturday, September 14 at 10 pm on the Avenue Central Stage (9210 118 Ave).

Moonchild is a combination of three independent, strong-willed spirits—Amber Navran [vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming], Andris Mattson [trumpet, flugelhorn, key-boards, synth bass, guitar, drum programming], and Max Bryk [alto saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming]. The resulting union yields an ever-evolving fusion of alternative R&B and neo-soul. For as singular as each personality may be, they all participate equally in writing, producing, tracking, and mixing their records, collaborating as true equal partners. Not only do they create as a unit, but they also evolve, grow, and transform as one.

After that first shared piano bench session at the University of Southern California, the group unveiled their debut Be Free in 2012. Please Rewind followed three years later, and 2017’s Voyager saw them ascend to new critical peaks. NPR Music touted the record among, “Five R&B Albums You Slept On In 2017,” and JAZZ FM named them “Soul Act of the Year” for 2018. “Cure” toppled 8 million Spotify streams, and “The List” exceeded 7 million plays on Youtube.

Along the way, the trio performed headline shows everywhere from the United States and Europe to Asia, and supported other tours for the likes of The Internet, Kamasi Washington, and more. As they began writing and recording Little Ghost in 2018, the individual progression of each musician informed and elevated the creative process. While laying down tracks at a Lake Arrowhead retreat, Andris dove further into the guitar, incorporating it at the core of the new music.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.