From Toronto to the Black Forest: Shades of Araby need your help!


Black Forest Tribal Festival, now in its fifth year, is taking place September 11th to 14th in Offenburg, Germany, which is at the border with France.

Valizan, of the Shades of Araby, has been invited to add a little colour to the Black Forest Festival with two workshops. He will be one of the featured instructors along with Ashley Lopez, Edenia Archuleta and Aepril Schaile from the U.S., Maho Beaumont from the U.K., and various German artists and others. He is incredibly thrilled and wants to show off what he can do in true ATSĀ® fashion. He’s fundraising to bring two of his troupemates with him to Germany.

There is a Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds to pay for travel expenses, since airfare to Europe is not cheap. They are appreciative of anything people can contribute – you can show your support here: