Membertou Heritage Park – Film Showcase and Music Workshop

Join us at the Membertou Heritage Park, Membertou for a series of short films and a music workshop led by Mark Parselelo as part of TransAtlantic Pilgrimage 2024, an exciting festival celebrating African Heritage Month.

About Mark Parselelo

Mark Parselelo is Research Assistant working with Cape Breton University’s Centre for Sound Communities. Currently an Ethnomusicology PhD Candidate at Memorial University, Mark has a Master’s degree in Dance Studies/Ethnomusicology. He began his music studies at the age of fifteen, studying music theory and performing traditional Kenyan music and dances at the Kenyan Music Festivals. His current research interests are Maasai music, Dinka people, Kenyan contemporary music, and music education, focusing on the refugees and immigrant musicians working in the Nairobi popular music scenes. Mark plays electric bass and keyboards in zouk, rhumba, jazz and Afropop genres.

This event is free and open to public. Light refreshments will be served.