SABALI! in L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE (Strength in Unity)
L’Union Fait La Force is an interactive, action packed circus and African arts show that comes with a message. The show consists of a colourful display of acrobatics, African dance and percussion, juggling, unicycling and a djembe playing stilt walker all rolled into one. This unique show introduces the African proverb after which it is named to promote values of cultural diversity and unity. Fun and learning for the whole family!
An explosion of colour, movement and music, SABALI! is a circus and African arts troupe that offers interactive street and stage performances, roving performances as well as workshops in circus and African dance. Since 2013, the troupe is co directed by multidisciplinary circus artist, West African dancer, percussionist and social circus instructor, CJE’s founder Mamoudou Diallo originally from Burkina Faso and Canadian born, long-time student and seasoned performer of West African dance and percussion, founding member of CJE, Allison Griffith. SABALI! currently collaborates with other high calibre professional artists from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Conakry and Haiti.
The groups’s work has been presented across Canada, from Vancouver Island to Montreal and in as far off places as Iasi, Romania.
SABALI! was created as a platform for artistic and social expression as well as a vehicle for promoting awareness of the projects of CJE.
5% of all proceeds generated by SABALI! go towards CJE’s project in Burkina Faso.