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Nyna Valès, African Encounters


Nyna Valès, African Encounters
02-15-2024 8:00 pm
Spadina Theatre $CA18.00

Event Description

Yann Savel: classical guitar - vocals- texts and compositions, Nathalie Carudel: vocals- theremin - electronic instruments, Simon Nwambeben: vocals- percussions, Zal Sissokho: Kora 

Musical dialogue between French songs and traditional African music

Between personal repertoire and new creations, Yann Savel is responsible for all the French songs and the musical production of this new project. Simon Nwambeben, on vocals and African percussion, will give his counterpart in the Bafia language, the traditional dialect of the Bontous of Cameroon.

Acoustic and electronic music will meet like a link between times and cultures. This dialogue will be enriched by the colourful voice of Nathalie Carudel and the musicality and virtuosity of Cissokho on the kora, the emblematic instrument of West Africa.

A mixture of strings, texts, languages, styles, instrumental timbres, music sometimes written, sometimes improvised, for a harmonious and unusual musical marriage.

Nyna Valès will be touring the Alliance Française network in Canada (Halifax, Moncton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver).


  • Box office also available on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!


Merci and see you soon! 




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Event Information

Event Date 02-15-2024 8:00 pm
Individual Price General Admission : 18$
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Concerts

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Alliance Française Toronto theatre opened in the spring of 2014. Since then, more than 200 artists and events have been held there all year long, within a warm and intimate atmosphere. This 147-seat auditorium invites you to join us for musical performances of all genres, as well as film screenings, lectures, and stage plays.

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