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JUBA

Edmonton, AB

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In a burst of creative activity peaking between 1988 and 1996, Edmonton's Juba brought the magic of their African-inspired music to audiences from Yellowknife to Zimbabwe. Although the group is no longer active, its members remain close, and occasionally reunite in various configurations.

Juba ignited audiences at virtually every major folk festival in Canada, and in 1991 realized a longtime dream by taking their music to Africa. They also taught vocal workshops to many Alberta choirs. In 1996, they inspired (then-brand-new) Kokopelli to pursue African music.

Juba released four albums, including 1994's critically acclaimed cd Mafaro (available worldwide through iTunes).
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