Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event is canceled.
Quebecois comedian, originally from Senegal and storyteller Boucar Diouf will be presenting his show Magtogoek or the path that walks in Toronto on March 27th and 28th 2020, for the Francophonie Week with Francophonie en Fête. This will be the Toronto premier as he takes his show across Canada.
The inimitable Boucar Diouf expresses his devotion to the Saint Lawrence River, to which he dedicates the show. « My show is a declaration of love to the river, because it is what brought me here, » explains Boucar Diouf. The oceanographer, comedian and radio host cover the history of the river, which he describes as the « mother of Quebec ».
« Magtogoek or the path that walks » is the name the Algonquins gave to the Saint Lawrence River before Jacques Cartier’s arrival. It is also the path that guided Boucar Diouf to Rimouski in 1991. Today, weaving in his love of history and marine biology, he tells the story of this river with humour and poetry. This show is a historical journey through which flows humour and science.