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Posted April 26, 2013

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Suubi Youth Dance and Drum troupe

St. Jacobs - In conjunction with Dream for Uganda, the Suubi Youth Dance and Drum troupe from the Cambridge Secondary School in Eastern Uganda will perform on May 22 at Gallery Momo in St Jacobs, and on May 30 in the Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall.

Suubi Youth are the stars of the drama club at the Cambridge Secondary School which provides refuge, counseling, and an education free of cost to 400 children impacted by war, poverty and AIDS.

“The enthusiasm and joy of these young people who have faced such great adversity has a lot to teach us about the healing power of dance and music,” explains Isabel Cisterna, Neruda Productions’ Artistic Director.

“Their music and their joy is inspirational.”

Suubi Youth will spend time with students at Rockway Mennonite School in Kitchener and will also visit high school students in Tobermory and Lion’s Head between performances in Waterloo, Toronto and London.

In Uganda, education is not free so the Cambridge school motto, “nothing without struggle,” applies not only to its students, but also to those who founded and operate the school.

Suubi Youth are touring Southern Ontario on a cultural exchange from May 18 to June 1, visiting schools, performing and raising funds to purchase a biofuel stove for their school in Kyengera, just outside the capital, Kampala. The biofuel system will provide enough clean burning gas to power stoves and eventually lights, making the school more self-sufficient and able to give up the dirty charcoal brazier that requires cutting down trees to fuel.

Performances by Suubi Youth in Waterloo are by donation, or ‘pay what you can’ (PWYC, suggested $10).

For more information or an interview contact Isabel Cisterna, Artistic Director, Neruda Productions at: isabel@nerudaproductions.com or 519 502 9677

Suubi Youth Dance and Drum
When: May 22, 2013 - 4:00pm
Where: Gallery Momo - The Mill, 1441 King St. North, St. Jacobs, ON

Suubi Youth Dance and Drum
When: May 30, 2013 - 6:00pm
Where: Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall

For more information visit: nerudaproductions.com

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