Njacko created his new band, Njacko Backo and Kalimbas at Work, in 2014. As is always the case with Njacko, this group’s performance style brings the audience to its feet. The musicians’ positive and passionate performances inspire their audiences to feel joy and take pride in Canada’s tremendous diversity. In a society too often divided, music like theirs reminds us of what we share, and unites us as a community. They effortlessly blur the line between audience and performers by warmly encouraging audience members to respond to the music through movement and voice.
From his early days as a marginalized child in Cameroon, Njacko has risen above tough circumstances to become a living testament to the transformative power of music. Njacko is known as an animator who connects with audiences from all walks of life, and delivers his lyrics straight from his heart to yours. Deeply rooted in the traditions of Cameroon, the quartet features the kalimba (African thumb piano) and ngoni (Afrian harp) in unique configurations that speak to your soul. The band brings together two of Canada’s most well-known world music ambassadors (Njacko, Anne Lederman) who have collaborated with one another for more than 20 years. Universal love is the common theme throughout all of Njacko’s artistic offerings. Children, the embodiment of universal love, are one of his greatest inspirations and motivations. Njacko says “I write all of my songs with children in mind and emphasize the importance of love, togetherness and respect. Every time I perform, my goal is to touch people’s hearts, make them dance and have fun.”
Band Members: Njacko Backo, Anne Lederman, Walter Maclean, Valery Woloshyn
On this page you can find out more about Njacko's current band - Njacko Backo and Kalimbas At Work, and find all of Njacko's 12 albums released to date. You will find out how to order his music from us directly, and links to purchase his mucic through other online distributers.
Njacko's more recent releases are also avaialble online through other distributers and streaming services (Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc.).
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Njacko Backo and Kalimbas At Work
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