Episode 3: Bongani Ndodana-Breen


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Episode 3: Bongani Ndodana-Breen

November 12, 2020 – 8pm

Little Imbila, the rock dassie, lays in the sun all day while his friends go to fetch their tails from Mamlambo, the river spirit:

The warmth of the African sun felt so good to Imbila as he stood up to stretch and yawn. “Ah, they don’t know how fine it feels to relax in the sun, rather than march all day”, he thought…

Join the family together for this clever warning about procrastination with an introduction from South African composer Dr. Bongani Ndodana-Breen; many of whom you’ll recall as the progenitor of the groundbreaking Ensemble Noir in the early 2000s in Toronto along with current members of Continuum – we look forward to working with him again in new programming to come!


IMBILA* (2015) by Dr. Bongani Ndodana-Breen (SA)

Rhoma Spencer, storyteller

Nikki Joshi, percussion


*Canadian premiere

Episode 3: Bongani Ndodana-Breen

production sponsors

Dr.Peter Burns

The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation