GlobalFest, OneWorld Presentations at Olympic Plaza

Presented by GlobalFest

Free Admission
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Saturday February 3, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Olympic Plaza
228 8 Ave SE, Calgary


GlobalFest will be doing a unique showcase with the Japanese drumming group Yama no Oto and Caribbean steel drum band Calysto Steelband.

Both groups are built on and thrive on community and friendship.



February 3, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Calysto Steelband is a non-profit society, initially formed in 1984.

Our members originate from many countries including Canada, Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana, Greece and Britain. Over the years the members have become a “family”. All of us love Caribbean music and have a lot of fun practicing, learning new songs and performing together.

In addition to the expected Calypso, Latin and Reggae rhythms, our repertoire includes Country, Folk, Pop, Jazz and Listening. They even dust off some Christmas Carols and holiday tunes come December.
The band performs primarily in Calgary and Southern Alberta but has toured other parts of Canada and the Caribbean. They play at a variety of venues: Cultural Events, Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Community Events, Family Reunions, Outdoor Festivals, Golf Tournaments and MORE. They have also played at the Holetown Festival in Barbados several times at the invitation of Barbados Tourism.

Yama no Oto


February 3, 2024, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Yama no Oto is a Calgary-based taiko group that was founded by a group of dedicated taiko enthusiasts who wanted to bring the powerful rhythms of Japanese drumming to their community. The group’s name, which translates to “Sound of the Mountain,” reflects their commitment to creating music that is both dynamic and grounded in nature.

​Over the years, Yama no Oto has become known for their high-energy performances, which combine traditional taiko rhythms with modern influences and a strong sense of showmanship. The group has performed at numerous events and festivals throughout the area.

In addition to their performances, Yama no Oto is also committed to teaching and sharing the art of taiko with others. The group offers workshops and classes for all ages and skill levels, and has worked with a variety of community organizations to promote cultural awareness and understanding.

Through their dedication and passion for taiko, Yama no Oto has become a beloved part of the Calgary arts scene, and a powerful force for bringing people together through music and culture.

  • Wheelchair accessible

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