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Artistic creators fusing talents, spirits

by | Jul 3, 2021

The World Culture Fusion Fest is off and running toward its fall celebration in North Bay. It started Saturday, July 3 with a dozen creators fusing together at Lee Park and virtually. From there, they take 15 separate journeys to create original electro-ethnic fusion performances, musical pieces, and spoken word collaborations.

The artists will have two months to work together and learn the components of each other’s cultural and musical backgrounds and work together to fuse instrumental and lyrical expression and representation.

The festival gathering reconvenes Sept. 17 in North Bay with artists sharing their original artworks with live and online audiences during a culminating event Sept. 18.

The WCFF Committee, headed by artistic director, Justine Djolei Gogoua, promises a diverse and energetic range of songs, dances, food, and performances. They will focus on bringing the “spirit of community” back to the Nipissing region after two summers of isolation and psychological hardships.

They envision a festival of fun and involvement that will invite people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to come together to share in the magic of creativity, expression, collaboration, and unity.

All of the FusionFest events will be broadcast via various social media platforms and everyone is invited to find links to these live events and recordings at

The artists will also have the opportunity to use these high quality recordings of their new songs and videos to promote their individual talents and to work together with the new collaborations to create albums and musical projects.

For more information about FusionFest, email:

The NRCC is an arts collective that has banded together to organize arts events like: Culture Days, NOVAH Gallery and Gallery 222 exhibitions, Creativity conferences and visual art exhibitions across Northeastern Ontario. The group was incorporated as a not-for-profit cultural organization in 2016.

Dave Dale
Dave Dale

Writer, photographer and proud father. My mom’s family is from the Soo with its Algoma Highlands, dad hailed from Cobden in the Ottawa Valley and I spent my teen years in Capreol. Summers were at the beach on the Vermillion River and winters at ‘The Rink.’ Born in East York but Toronto never was my thing. Ever since a kid looking out the window on long trips, I imagined living on the highway in a little house with a big yard and trees growing all around me.

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