Moskitto Bar

A Musical Journey Around The World!

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quand on chante

Quand On Chante

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Rhythms of North India

Rhythms Of North India

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Yassama

Yassama And The Beaded Calabash 

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Make Me Dance

Make Me Dance

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behind the music

Behind The Song

This panel will focus on demystifying the approach to songwriting, beat-making, production and music publishing, featuring several of Toronto’s top music industry professionals. Moderated by Music Publishers Canada’s Manager of Communications, Laura Holtebrinck, the panel will mentor aspiring songwriters and producers, shedding light on the creative and business aspects of music publishing.  Presented by TD […]

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Jully Black

Jully Black

With a voice that can “boom like a cannon,” JUNO Award winner Jully Black headlines this year’s KUUMBA Festival, bringing her trademark groove, soul and R&B sounds that have made her a platinum-selling recording artist and one of the CBC’s “25 Greatest Singers Ever.” Reminiscent of R&B royalty Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige, Jully […]

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Be a dj

Be A DJ

Ready to spin? Learn how to craft your unique sound on the tables with one of New York City’s best music producers and DJ’s, DJ Fleg. Fleg has shared the stage with artists Talib Kweli, Grandwizard Theodore, Crazy Legs, Rich Medina and many more. Aspiring DJs will learn the fundamental skills and how to pull from […]

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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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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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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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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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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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National Ballet day 1

Sharing The Stage – Day 1

The National Ballet of Canada returns to Harbourfront Centre in August with Sharing the Stage, free outdoor performances on the Concert Stage as well as free dance classes and interactive conversations.  New This Year:  Reserved general admission seating is now sold out. An in-person Rush line with a limited number of Rush seats will be open […]

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Calypso Stars

Calypso Stars

Calypso Stars is the premiere stage for original and innovative Canadian calypso and Soca. Don’t miss out on the annual celebration of this peculiar genre in a three-hour concert that also forms a community collaboration between Harbourfront Centre and the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA) and a staple for Island Soul. We will be […]

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Kirk Diamond

Kirk Diamond

Join us on our Concert Stage as we listen to recent and multi-JUNO Award Winner Kirk Diamond, joined by his band, The Movement of Ahryel, as they serenade us with a fusion of roots, rock and reggae. A spectacular show of conscious, feel-good music for all walks of life, giving an ode to what is […]

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Riddim Nights

Riddim Nights

Fete! Bashment! Turn Up! Come party with us at Riddim Nights with a special appearance and performance by Freetown Collective. Followed by the duo Sound Curator and DJ Mendosa, giving us light afrobeats, Dancehall and Amapiano. Closing out the night is international sensation DJ Lambo, bringing her unique fusion of house music, techno, reggae fusion, […]

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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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Freetown collective

Freetown Collective

The 6-piece genre-bending outfit from Trinidad will transform Habourfront Centre into a space to rekindle love and heal old wounds, and for all hearts to let down their walls and beat as freely as they were made to. Ready yourself for a spiritual experience, an expression of your truest, deepest emotions. 

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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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Pan fantasy

Pan Fantasy

Led by Wendy Jones, Pan Fantasy Steelband has performed throughout Canada and the United States. The band has participated in the Caribana Parade for 27 years, copping top honours. They have also participated in the Pan Alive Competition, taking top place and runner-up positions over the past 14 years. Come by our Stage in the […]

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