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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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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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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SPLIT image by Gregory Lorenzutti

Split

Split shifts between two women, reconciled and in conflict, one naked and the other clothed negotiating ever-diminishing dimensions of time and space. This space is constantly narrowing, reflecting the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in an increasingly complex world. Set to a percussive musical score by UK composer Scanner, Split revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant […]

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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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National ballet day 3

Sharing The Stage – Day 3

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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National Ballet Day 2

Sharing The Stage – Day 2

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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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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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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Island Soul After Dark

Island Soul After Dark

DJ Starting from Scratch (DJ SFS) and special guests elevate the party scene with this after-dark edition of Island Soul, focused on live DJ-ing and good vibes. DJ Che La Soul and DJ Mister Phantastik will open the dance floor in preparation for the headlining DJ SFS. Hosted by Oh! The Artist.

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The Clash

The Clash!

Two of Toronto’s highly respected and dynamic musical engineers go head-to-head in true sound clash spirit on the Concert Stage at Harbourfront.   DJ Starting from Scratch is a Toronto icon known for rocking venues internationally and the touring DJ for Toronto’s mogul Russell Peters. The Recipee (Jason Larmond, Juwayon Clarke, Jonathan Kerr and Omar ‘Oh!’ […]

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The Recipee Band

The Recipee Band

Toronto’s crowd favourite, The Recipee Band, is back again for Island Soul. The group, consisting of Jason Larmond, Juwayon Clarke, Jonathan Kerr and Omar “Oh!” Lunan brings the sounds of reggae, soca, dance, top 40 and pop together for a night of great music and moves. 

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Empress mash up

Empress Mash Up

Di empress dem ah mash up di place!! Empress Mash Up is an all-female reggae jam session featuring four dynamic solo artists, at different points of their careers, with distinct but complementary styles and variations of reggae, dancehall, RnB and the eventual fusion of the sounds; backed by an exciting, budding five-piece reggae band to […]

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Josh the band

JoSH The Band

The Canadian Indo-Pakistani Bhangra music group, JoSH the Band, kicks off Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy India festival 2023 on Friday night. Come down and join us at the Concert Stage for their fusion of hip-hop, pop, and Bhangra music, it’s sure to be an electric performance! 

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Sounds of Abish

Sounds Of Abish

A hilarious (sometimes musical) take on what it is to be an Indian in today’s world.    Among the most recognized faces of the Indian comedy scene, Abish Mathew was one of the first Indian YouTube stars. With over 1.1 million subscribers and over 157 million views on his YouTube channel his stand up comedy bits […]

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Nailah blackman and dj power

Nailah Blackman And DJ Power

Big riddim! Soca songstress Nailah Blackman and international producer DJ Power bring the heat this Island Soul for an evening of whining all night long! 

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