The SaDunya team and ME, Doggy, are very excited to announce the first of a series of artistic and cultural experiences that will happen in Switzerland,Senegal, France, Canada and USA (for now), leading to SaDunya’s Kingston Arts Festival to take place in Kingston, Ontario (Canada) during the week of June 21st, 2018.

This first experience will take place in Kingston, ON, on May 10th, 2017, and will feature 3 events in one:

SaDunya’s Kingston Arts Festival: Experience #001
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 9PM
The Mansion, 506 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1C5
Admission: 15$-50$ | Infos: 613 531 0003 –

First CONCERT: Exclusive collaboration between UMARO and Doug van der Horden

UMARO (real name OUMAR NDIAYE), was born in Dakar (Senegal) and created the African feeling sound. Umaro has won the Silver World Syli 2009 (Canada). In 2010, Umaro participated in the Sahel Festival and the Black World Festival of Arts and Cultures in Senegal. In 1996, he released his album Hoslu featuring American singer Elizabeth Shipley. Today he is a regular part of the monthly charts and radio playlists. He toured through Europe and plays gigs at most of the big festivals in Senegal.

Doug van der Horden was born in Ottawa and is now living in Kingston, ON. He used to be a professional musician with the Canadian Armed Forces Bands and currently freelances as a percussionist in Kingston.

Second CONCERT: Son Latino is a band of musicians who create beautiful, fun, latino rhythms, featuring:
Alberto Garcia (Mexico) is a professional Luthier who makes violins, violas and cellos, and a percussionist (congas, bongo, maracas, cowbell); Mauricio Montecinos (Chile) teaches classical and flamenco style guitar, and is a vocalist and guitar player; Guzman Plaza (Cuba) teaches music and is a professional, international music player.

PERFORMANCE: Exclusive collaboration between Yessica Rivera Belsham and Ndaté Sylla

Yessica Rivera Belsham is a Mexican-Canadian singer, percussionist, dancer and visual artist that has lived in Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands. She has drummed in Kingston, Montreal, New York, Hawai’i and Mexico.

Ndaté Sylla is an international visual artist (France, Senegal, Switzerland).


9PM door opening
Official launch of SaDunya’s Kingston Arts Festival
Performance with Yessica Rivera Belsham and Ndaté Sylla
Concert Son Latino
Toukhoucingalame Players competition
Concert Oumar Ndiaye and Doug van der Horden
Closing of Experience #001