Throughout the month of February, Making Change is celebrating Black History Month with the Mosaic of Black Culture Event 2023.
Be taken back in time with an interactive Black History discussion, listen to traditional Caribbean music performed live by D'Jango Pan Fyah, and create your own steel pan drum to take home in this fun-filled family event.
All Ages | FREE
Meet the Presenters:
D'Jango Pan Fyah - Steel Pan Performer
A two time Caribbean Music and Entertainment Award Winner, Roy (D'Jango) McRae, was born in Guyana into a musical family. His father is a percussion player, his mother is a gospel singer, his siblings ad cousins are musicians and lastly, his Uncles are all Steel Pan Artists, player, makers, tuners and arrangers. Having been surrounded by musical inspirations, it's no surprise that by the tender age of five, D'Jango started to play the Tenor Pan in one of Guyana's most popular band, Guynec Superstars, headed by Uncle Washi, for the next eight years.
When he's not in the studio, D'Jango is performing, conducting workshops or providing both private and group Steel pan music lessons.
Debbie Opoku-Mulder - Making Change Speaker
Debbie Opoku-Mulde holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She is passionate about equipping individuals and groups with the tools and resources needed to educate and motivate themselves to be innovative and creative. Her work is guided from an anti-oppressive, healing focused, trauma informed and anti-Black racism lens.
As a therapist for 13 years, Debbie works to erase the stigma associated with mental health and give people the tools they need to share their story and recognize that they are not alone on this journey. She brings her diverse and unique perspective to every audience.
Presented in partnership with Making Change.
The Mosaic of Black Culture will be at several communities around Simcoe County including Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Wasaga Beach and Bradford sharing this Afro-Caribbean Canadian experience.These events have been possible because of our sponsors: Alectra Utilities, City of Orillia, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, MacLaren Art Centre and the City of Barrie.