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2018 MCARES GALA PICTURES

 

Manyatta Cares is our annual fundraising gala dedicated to the celebration of philanthropy within the African Diaspora. We bring together the Manyatta Community to give back to organizations that are making a great impact in the cities where we live.

This year, we are pleased to support Shelter Them , a Christian Charitable National Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to helping orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda receive the basics of life, including nutrition, shelter, education, healthcare, and emotional support, and to play a part in Rwanda’s bright future. 

VENUE

Pantages Hotel (map)
200 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 1V8
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code: Black tie or formal African wear

Cash Bar

GALA FAQ

 

KEYNOTE


KEYNOTE


James Thuch Madhier

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James Thuch Madhier is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and Founder & Executive Director of the Rainmaker Enterprise, an innovative organization implementing solar-powered water infrastructure to build healthy, peaceful, regenerative and resilient communities in Africa starting in South Sudan.

James works from the high-level, advising global leaders and as a current board member of the Humanitarian Grand Challenge, to the grassroots, sparking intergenerational leadership and systemic change. For his lifelong commitment to inspiring and leading innovation, collaboration, and systems change through visionary leadership, James has received several awards, including Water Canada's Water Steward of the Year, Regional Finalist of the UN Environment Programme's Young Champions of the Earth Award, the Resolution Project Fellowship, and the European Commission's Future Leader award

 
 
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PERFORMERS


PERFORMERS


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He started as a man on a mission to revive, retouch and retain the cultural values of his ancestors, and, along the way, has built a vast repertoire of exotic folk melodies for our collective enjoyment. Accompanied with his favourite instrument – the panflute, MESEKO updates tradition and evokes poignancy and nostalgia in his music. Some have spoken of the soft ripples in the brook, others tell of sweet chirps of birds and the wind caress of rustling forest leaves, yet there’s still no denying the pervading atmospheric sound of the sweeping plains and alluring hills of his native Bunuland in West Africa. It’s a lace of grace, a unique experience of the beauty in simplicity.

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As a griot, musician-composer, dancer, choreographer and instructor, Amadou Kienou is active throughout North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, India and the Caribbean. He has performed with great artists, including Miriam Makeba, Manu Dibango, Angélique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Youssou N'dour and Kassav, and with his own ensembles Foteban and Djeli Sira. He has recorded many CDs and DVDs comprising performances and djembe instruction. In recognition of his artistry, he has received numerous awards, including Best Artist of Burkina Fasoin 2011, Cultural Ambassador of Burkina Faso in Canada in 2014 and Male Artist of the Year in 2016 (Radio Kilimanjaro, Canada). He is president of the Burkina Faso Association of Canada.

Rama Club

The Rama Club

Rama Club is a non profit organization whose mission is to empower, promote and develop the Burundian community through cultural activities.

Master of Ceremony

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Kwesi Johnson - Educator / Stakeholder Engagement Strategist / Founding Consultant / Social Justice Activist / Professor at Ryerson University and Centennial College

DINNER MENU


DINNER MENU


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COCKTAIL HOUR

Vegetable Samosa

Chicken Skewers

Beef Skewers

Lamb Skewers

Beignets

Puff Puff

MENU

Oxtail

Fried Plantains

Fried Rice

Grilled Tilapia

Jerk Chicken

Vegetable Stir Fry

Caesar Salad

Seasonal Vegetables

DESSERT:

Vanilla Beam Crème Brulee, Crepe

Cheesecake, Strawberry Short Cake

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After Party


After Party


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AFTER

PARTY

DJ JV-Lite

Originally from the Ivory Coast, in West Africa, JV Kouamé is a multidisciplinary artist who has been spinning music since 1994. He calls  his style LITIX, an energetic music built on a fusion of genres.

Thanks to his magical skills, he mastered the art of mixing the melodies and the bewitching rhythms remind him of  his origins amongst those of Hip Hop, Dancehall, R&B and many other musical genres.

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED

Late Night Snack Bar, 10pm - 12am.


Manyatta Cares Gala 2017

Sponsors


Sponsors


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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

The M Team.