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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Learn About Amani

This event is cancelled.

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into the void

…into the void

Join a roundtable with award-winning multidisciplinary artists Aaron Jones and Tiffany J. Sutton amongst their work in the exclusive KUUMBA exhibition, (Screaming)…into the void. This dynamic panel discussion and Q&A offers an opportunity for audiences to hear directly from the artists on their inspirations and motivations behind their unique visual art works, where Jones and […]

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Stephen Tayo

Stephen Tayo

Presenting in Toronto for the first time, Nigerian-based fashion and documentary photographer Stephen Tayo exhibits work from his two recent photographic series, Headstart made in Accra and Which Lagos You Dey?.  Tayo, who has shot for The New York Times, VICE and Vogue, has been acclaimed internationally for capturing Nigeria’s unconventional and unique street style culture and other cities […]

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Tarang

Tarang

Pankaj Mishra and his group will perform with ancient Indian acoustic instruments such as sarangi, santoor and tabla, and vocals and saxophone with a pure Indian musical touch. Their presentation will cover the flavours of northern India and present a piece of pure classical composition belonging to Indian classical music called Gharana. This is followed […]

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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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canadian opera company

Canadian Opera Company

Canada’s largest opera producer, the Canadian Opera Company, is celebrating the launch of its 2023/2024 season with three opportunities to catch a special one-hour community concert alongside Toronto’s waterfront.  Experience the exhilarating power of live opera as COC artists share a selection of highlights from the company’s upcoming season, featuring classic favourites and rare gems […]

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cooking with millets

Cooking With Millets

Experience an authentic Indian kitchen experience learning to cook and understand the nuances of the food, ingredients, techniques and spices used to create classic Indian recipes. Each cooking demonstration offers a one-hour demonstration led by guest chefs focusing on local and seasonal cooking. Areas covered will include the seasonality of ingredients, how to eat more […]

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ram leela

Ram Leela

Join us on the Concert Stage for a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with an Indian twist in Ram Leela (2013). The film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama that unfolds afterwards. 155 mins

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sweet spicy and sublime

Sweet, Spicy and Sublime

Join us for a sensory tour of three Canadian-crafted bean-to-bar chocolates that take you to India with Indian-grown cacao and beyond. Start with cacao grown around Pollachi and work through other countries as you discover the varied flavours, aromas and styles of cacao that represent Indian aromas and flavour. Think of this as the chocolate […]

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Mighty Millets

Mighty Millets

Join an educational discussion on the mighty millets – the grain of 2023, and why it’s high time more Canadians knew about them and enjoyed their nutty-nuanced goodness.  We aim to use this platform to introduce audiences to the world of millets through a demonstration followed by a panel discussion. Why millets? Apart from the […]

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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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Mid Day Masti

Mid-day Masti

An afternoon of dance and cultural celebration as Puja Amin and Sanskriti Arts presents Mid-day Masti, a vibrant two-hour dance program at Stage in the Park. Audiences will enjoy different dance styles like classical kathak and Bollywood and how each type showcases the rich traditions of Indian dance.   Post-performance, audiences can participate in an interactive […]

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chai and snack competition

Chai And Snack Competition

Nothing spells India like a samosa & chai. 6 chefs battle it out in three rounds to find out who the audiences vote as the best snack that accompanies a masala (spiced) chai. The competition will comprise of one round and will be ticketed, as each chef will be bringing pre-cooked snacks for 150 people. 

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Bollyx

BollyX

The Bollywood Workout. BollyX strives to bring together two very diverse regions by joining them and providing a fusion in the dance-fitness industry where East meets West. BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired cardio dance fitness class that will make you sweat and smile at the same time! So, come join Safa Jabrani at the Stage in […]

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Angry indian goddess

Angry Indian Goddesses

Join us in our studio theatre for a screening of Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses (2015) – one of the first films to put modern-day Indian women and their friendships at the story’s heart. You will be taken on a journey through the experiences of Indian women as they navigate everything from love and family […]

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shirsha

Shirsha

An Indian-alternative artist exploring the multitude of influences that create her sound, Shirsha weaves her pop aesthetic with unconventional chord progressions and vocals for a mashup of original songs and popular covers in Bollywood and Hindi to urban jazz and R&B. With an experimental and improvisational approach to her music, audiences will enjoy her performances […]

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autorickshaw

Autorickshaw

The nationally renowned JUNO-nominated band Autorickshaw blends jazz, folk, pop and Indian classical music ranging from Leonard Cohen to Indo-Brazilian fusion, Peter Gabriel to Bollywood hits. Known for giving the audience a world-fusion experience on the stage, Autorickshaw features the sultry vocals of lead vocalist Suba Sankaran, anchored by the melodic bass lines and beatboxing […]

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East meets west

East Meets West

Experience an authentic Indian kitchen experience learning to cook and understand the nuances of the food, ingredients, techniques and spices used to create classic Indian recipes. Each cooking demonstration offers a one-hour demonstration led by guest chefs focusing on local and seasonal cooking. Areas covered will include the seasonality of ingredients, how to eat more […]

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Mausiqui

Mausiqui

Experience the magic of No Strings Attached, from world-renowned musician and maverick sitar player Hidayat Husain Khan, for a unique love story told through music, visuals and powerful spoken words. The performance will capture you through the beats of the tabla and drums, bass and guitar amplified with powerful spoken words. It will be magic. […]

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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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Irrfan Khan, Still courtesy of Mongrel Media

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox (2013) is the acclaimed Hindi-language debut drama written and directed by Ritesh Batra. Warm, affectionate and sweet, the film, shot in Mumbai, is a story that follows the neglected lives of two very different people (played by the brilliant Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan Khan) and what happens when circumstances bring them together and […]

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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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