Moskitto Bar

A Musical Journey Around The World!

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Bust a move demo

Bust A Move Dance Demo

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quand on chante

Quand On Chante

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Bollywood Dance demo

Bollywood Dance

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Rhythms of North India

Rhythms Of North India

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Finding home

Finding Home

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Experts Radio Lab

Experts Radio Lab

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transhumance

Transhumance

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Afrique en cirque

Afrique en Cirque

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benched

BENCHED

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Kuumba365

KUUMBA 365

Three artists respond to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s Fall 2023 Exhibitions in a series of videos for the inaugural edition of KUUMBA 365. Artists Randell Adjei, Dwayne Morgan and Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony chose one or more works to respond to through the Black cultural lens using spoken word. Their creative process was documented through diary […]

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chapters and verses

Crafting Chapters And Verses

A Jamaican poetry workshop, inspired by the words and style of Jamaica’s beloved Mother of Culture, Miss Lou. Participants will read, translate, interpret and perform poetry written by Miss Lou to then create and perform their own poetry written in her trademark style. Facilitated by Maurice Gordon and Marsha Laylor. Presented by TD Bank Group […]

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the evolution of breaking

Rock Harder

Please Note: The Preliminaries is a 7-hour event where audiences will come and go throughout the day. As this event is sold out, current ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early. A standby line will be in place for those who show up without a ticket. Ticket holders will be admitted as space in the […]

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Drawing say dhaga

Drawing Into Threads

Drawing into Threads is a collective of textile artists, designers, embroiderers, researchers and civil society advocates spread between Toronto, Karachi and Islamabad. Each of us have varied expertise, and these drawings and embroideries trace the encounter between our different worlds. All the works presented here are made collectively; no single author or lead exists. Done […]

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Navarang dance competition

Navrang Folk Dance Competition

Welcome to the vibrant world of Indian folk dances. The Navrang Indian Folk Dance Competition, presented by Sanskriti Arts, is an extraordinary celebration of the rich cultural tapestry of India. This event will showcase a variety of folk dances from different states, including Garba-Raas, Bhangra, Rajasthani, Lavani and many others. Get ready to witness the […]

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Mita Baruah

Mita Baruah

With roots in Assamese folk and Hindustani classical traditions and a love for jazz, pop and blues, musician Mita Baruah creates original music that is happy and upbeat while also reflecting on the themes of lived experiences, her home country and Canada. Backing Baruah are music director, composer and guitar player Jayanta Pathak, Ian D’Souza […]

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Aesthetics of Gangroohs

Jhankaar: Aesthetics of Ghungroos

Jhankaar – Aesthetics of Ghungroo explores the dynamic artform of kathak for a dance performance that fuses traditional percussions indigenous to India with Spanish dance and movements, jingling ankle bells and the nagada, tabla and pakhawaj instruments. Raaga-based vocal compositions will mix with the sounds of ghungroos for a sound that marries Indian classical and […]

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Iris Malcom library

Iris Malcom Library

Harbourfront Centre is delighted to have the Iris Malcolm Library, the first ever Afro-Caribbean focused library in our Garage Bays during the Island Soul festival weekend! Brought to you by the NACCA (Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association), the library will be open to all for two days. Come connect with dedicated library staff and browse […]

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Carnival Characters Creations

Carnival Character Creations

Let’s get into the spirit of Caribbean Carnival with visual artist Karen Bell-Higgins, who takes you on a journey to create your carnival-themed clothespin character. Take a break from the heat and join Karen in the Main Loft as she shows you how to use both traditional and recyclable materials to make something unique to […]

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Shorts night

Shorts Night

Sit with us, take a breather. We are delighted to welcome you to a spot of quiet away from the bustle, screening an array of short independent films telling tales and highlighting noteworthy stories hailing from the Caribbean. The short independent films include Joe by Jill Haras, Mind Me Good Now! By Chris Cormier and […]

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Carnival Collage Creatioins

Carnival Collage Creations

Celebrate Caribbean culture with VIBE artist Jasmine Vanstone! Join Jasmine for two unique art-making workshops open to participants of all ages and artistic abilities. On Saturday, August 5th and Monday August 7th it’s Island Soul Collage Day! Build your own lush Carribean island landscape using shells, sand, glitter and more! On Sunday, August 6th it’s […]

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Calypso 365

Calypso 365

Presented by the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes and Harbourfront Centre, Calypso 365 is a two-hour workshop on the rudiments of calypso composition. Participants will work individually and in groups in the workshop using percussion instruments. At the end, they will have the opportunity to perform their composition(s). All performances will be on a voluntary […]

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Daniel Bellegarde

Daniel Bellegarde

Back on stage, percussionist, composer, arranger and archivist Daniel Bellegarde presents Pastourelle, the second album in his trilogy of Haitian roots with Celtic and Brazilian musical influences. This recording is a tribute to the quadrille, the contra dance and troubadour style. It is also a chapter of history linked to his own Haitian and Canadian […]

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French Caribbean Percussion

French Caribbean Percussion

Experience the vibrant rhythms of the Caribbean at this French Caribbean Percussion Workshop! Step into the circle of excitement as we dive into the world of drumming. Learn the fundamental drum sounds, embracing the rhythms of Haiti and the French West Indies. Through the power of mimicry and metaphor, we’ll guide you in the oral […]

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