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Wise Atangana is a Canadian performer, songwriter and motivational speaker, originally from Cameroon in central Africa. Wise’s a multi-disciplinary artist, dedicated to feeding hungry souls and inspiring the hearts and minds of people from all over the world in order to promote community and social change. 

In his mother tongue Ewondo, the name “Atangana” means storyteller, communicator, or master of ceremonies. From a young age, Wise’s grandparents emphasized to him the wisdom that comes through oral storytelling. In the small village where he grew up, stories were told around a fire every night, and were the central medium for passing on knowledge. Now an adult, Wise continues to practice the art of storytelling through a mix of Cameroonian folk music, Afrobeats, Hip-hop, and Slampoetry to inspire and motivate youth and all ages whilst boosting self-esteem and promoting social change. 

For those who are teachers, bookers, influencer, community leaders, event organizer, Wise Atangana is a force! When he runs a workshop, live music, or public speaking, you can rest assured your audience will be truly inspired by a super high caliber artist willing to teach and entertain with passion, integrity, and creativity. 

Curriculum Links

African Culture; Awareness of elements of duration; Considerations on cultural context; Knowledge of form and style in writing; Active listening; Language as a fundamental element of culture.


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Residency
Residency
Indigenous
Indigenous
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Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

School Worshop: Percussion & Slam Poetry

New Program Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

Through slam poetry and African drumming, students will develop performance abilities and improve their French skills. Guided by Wise, participants will explore the exciting world slam poetry and African percussion, increasing their confidence and creativity while making cross-cultural and interdisciplinary connections.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
One hour session $270 + HST
Half day two 1 hour sessions: $340 + HST
Full day three 1 hour sessions: $440 + HST

Three full day residency: Includes performance by students $1,320 + HST
Each Additional Day $440 + HST
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School Workshop: Central Africa drumming workshops

New Program Residency Workshop English French French Immersion

Wise Atangana will introduce students to traditional rhythms and songs of Cameroon (Central Africa). Through drumming, students will explore dances and songs of the Ewondo and Fang-Beti culture of Cameroon.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
One hour session $270 + HST
Half day two 1 hour sessions: $340 + HST
Full day three 1 hour sessions: $440 + HST

Three full day residency: Includes performance by students $1,320 + HST
Each Additional Day $440 + HST
Request a Booking

School Performance: Mafolo – African bilingual lullabies

New Program Residency Performance English French French Immersion

Mafolo is an interactive and cultural show that presents children’s songs and tales from Central Africa (Cameroon). These Lullabies were originally written in Ewondo, a popular language in the Cameroonian oral and musical tradition. Students will learn the lyrics (English/French) and gestures of the songs, accompanied by live African drumming and storytelling.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Maximum:
100
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Music
Time and Price:
In person:
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A): $ 420 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day: $650 + HST


Online:
Maximum: 500 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A): $ 420 + HST
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School Performance: Afro Beat & Hip-Hop Live Show

New Program Residency Performance English French French Immersion

Inspired by his latest album ‘Rhyme and Motivation’, this bilingual performance exposes students to African hip hop, Afro Beat, and Francophone slam poetry. Wise will guide them through an energized and interactive show with short rhythmic movements and choreographies.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
350
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Music
Time and Price:
In person:
1 artist
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A): $ 440 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day: $700 + HST
2 artists
One performance: 1 hour $940 + HST

Online: Video On Demand
One performance: 1 hour (video on demand + live meeting with the artist) $270 + HST
Each additional meeting: $60 + HST
Maximum:
500 students for the video
60 participants for the meeting
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