• Boue Nyem - Children Under the Sun

    I am proud to share that I have given my business a new name - Boue Nyem - which means Children Under the Sun. This name has been with me for a long time, since I was living in Holland. On my very first record (yes, record - Bamileke Reggae), this is written across the cover. All of us on this planet are family, we are all children under the sun. Nobody can escape that. We are all part of our larger human family. There are billions of stars, and that is us. Because stars are not what is in hol…

  • Home Follies - a story of challenge and adversity, revival and celebration

    This summer, coming to a park near you, is....Home Follies! A pageant performance coming to four different parks around GTA in the next few weeks. Giant Puppets! Stilt Walkers! Live Music! All FREE! Home Follies tells a story of challenge and adversity, revival and celebration. Each show includes a Community Rehearsal (4:30-6pm) and a Performance (or two - see below). Pre-show workshops invite community members to be involved in the show, and to learn from an Indigenous teacher about the park’s …

  • Junior Junos - May 29th - Advance Registration Needed

    Junior JUNOS presented by Toronto Public Library is a family-friendly virtual concert series featuring performances by the 2021 JUNO Nominees for Children’s Album of the Year. This event series will bring music, storytelling, and more into the homes of families on Saturday morning from May 15 - June 5th. Njacko will be performing on May 29th at 11AM EST. All are welcome and invited to attend, and you must pre-register to gain access to the link for the show. Please visit www.crowdcast.io/e/njack…

  • We've been nominated for a Juno!

    I am thrilled and humbled to share that Njacko Backo and Kalimbas At Work has been nominated for a 2021 Juno Award! J'aime Mon École was nominated in the Children's Album of the Year category. This is my first Juno nomination, the first time that I have recorded music that I've written for children, and the first time that I've worked with a Producer in the studio (the incredible Ken Whiteley). For more than 30 years, I have worked for children in schools, camps, libraries and after school prog…

  • Come celebrate the launch of our new album on February 29th at Small World Music Centre in Toronto

    Drum roll please....the details of our album release party are here! We are so excited to invite you to celebrate the release of Njacko's 12th album, and his first with his band Njacko Backo and Kalimbas At Work. We will be launching the album at the Small World Music Centre (in Toronto) on February 29th. Njacko Backo and Kalimbas At Work (Njacko, Anne Lederman, Walter Maclean, Valery Woloshyn) will be joined onstage by two very special guests who are featured on our album - Ken Whiteley and Jos…


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