The rhythms of Africa will reverberate across Stratford on Friday, April 19 as the group eKhaya brings its repertoire of world music, reggae and Afro-beat to the Backstage Grill in a fundraising event to support a Stratford production team’s upcoming documentary shoot in Africa.
Ekhaya: A Night of Afro-Beat and World Music in Stratford is a ticketed event with a cover charge of $20. The band will also be offering lessons in African drumming between sets for a minimum donation of $10 per person.
Tickets are available in person at Long and McQuade, Backstage Grill,and at the UPS Store. Tickets are also available to purchase on-line at www.howmanyroads.eventbrite.ca
In early May, Stratford filmmakers Craig Thompson and Nathan Innes will be travelling to Ethiopia and Uganda to begin production of How Many Roads, a feature documentary that follows
Innes’ journey to the heart of Africa to shed light on his father Sandy’ final days working in a refugee camp as a humanitarian volunteer.
The film raised seed money on the crowd-sourcing platform Indiegogo and has secured additional funding from sponsors and private investors.
When completed early in 2014, How Many Roads will be submitted for competition at documentary film festivals in Canada and around the world.
For those who can’t attend the concert, the production team is still accepting donations on the official film website, www.howmanyroadsdoc.com/#donate. Donations can also be made by cash or cheque (payable to Nathan Innes and Craig Thompson) at the UPS Store, 356 Ontario St.