Walk Together Children

Happening in the Studio Theatre

A Cross Cultural Concert Celebration

Musicians, dancers, and other artists from Toronto’s African, Jewish and Shia Ismaili Muslim diasporas unite in a joyful sharing of their cultural traditions.

Joining Williams will be pianists Brahm Goldhamer and Nina Shapilsky, percussionists Sam Donkoh and Daniel Barnes, winds player Ben MacDonald, and youth singers from the Muslim community led by Salima Dhanani.  Guests include tenor Mitch Smolkin, sitar player Anwar Khurshid (composer of music featured in the Oscar-winning film Life of Pi and Kama Sutra), tabla player Jaswinder Sraa, pianist Babak Naseri, and dancers Shakeil Rollock and Geneviève Beaulieu.  M.C. is dub poet Clifton Joseph,  Canada’s First Nations will also be represented, with singer/songwriter Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone opening the afternoon.  A pop-up exhibition by Art Ignite will add a visual arts component.  

The program will include songs of inspiration, evocative melodies of yearning, lively dances from Africa, and joyous klezmer numbers, sung in many languages.

The afternoon will also honour Canada’s First Nations by having singer/songwriter Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone open the event.

The performance dovetails with the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, and his aspiration for global pluralism: that the peoples of the world collaborate and learn from one another, and live together in peace.


Presented by the Children of Abraham Collective under the aegis of No Strings Theatre in partnership with North York Arts (NYA).


October 14, 20183:00 pm