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Everybody prepares the flavourful Gumbo soup in their own way and call it by their own name. The Gumbo soup as it is known in Louisiana is called Okro or draw soup in Nigeria, Callalo in Trinidad and Quimbombo in Cuba.
The thought behind the new GUMBO music series, debuting in Kensington Market, Toronto this Caribana Thursday, is similarly as complex as it is simple. It's a combination of sounds that overlap, blend and clash to create a delectable music palate.
It is the connection between Afrobeats and Soca that intersects with Reggae/Dancehall and overlaps with Samba, Baille funk and Afro house, with a dash of hip hop & R&B. They feed off each other and they all feed us. Imagine the Black Coffee + Shabba Ranks + Machel Montano + WizKid all in the sound system and you end up with GUMBO.
This is what you get when a Supafrik and a Shaman meet. We select the DJs, they play the music and you bring the vibes. Together we make GUMBO
Nothin' but goodness.