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Sean Jones’ 50 Years of R&B and Soul

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Bintana Ng Aming Lahi (Window Of Our Race)

This special Visual Arts exhibition showcases the Philippines’ rich historical and cultural tapestry, offering insight into a nation of 7641 islands. Each work is a window into the past, accompanied by relevant historical facts, making this collection an invaluable educational resource. It not only enlightens the public about the Philippines’ past, but also fosters a […]

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Amplifye

With their fusion of Filipino heritage and alternative music influences, Amplifye is ready to rock on the Concert Stage.  Amplifye, an all-Filipino rock band from Toronto, delivers captivating performances with their fusion of Filipino heritage and rock influences. Promising a dynamic experience with Ron on drums, Vivenci on bass, Rhodel on keys, Peteron first guitar, […]

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Cultural Philippines

Culture Philippines will showcase a vibrant array of dances representing the Philippines’ cultural diversity and richness. From the northern to the southern part of the country, the performances will highlight the unique Cordillera dances from the North, the lively rural dances from the South, and the exotic dances from Mindanao Island. These performances will be […]

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Vocal Groove Collective – TINIG NG PINOY (Filipino Musical Voices) Variety Show 

Experience the electrifying energy of the Vocal Groove Collective! This dynamic ensemble delivers a diverse mix of singing, drama and upbeat dance hits, with the sensational A+ Dance Team ensuring audiences will get up on their feet and move. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of music and movement! 

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Watmon Amone

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Empress Nyiringango

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Emmanuel Jal

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Sia Tolno

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Rhythm Lives: Honouring The Legacy Of Ethel Bruneau

Born in NYC, Ethel Bruneau was a veteran performer of top variety shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show, moving to Montreal in 1953 while on tour with Cab Calloway. Featuring the Bruneau family members and other prominent acts, Rhythm Lives will be curated by distinguished tap dancers Travis Knights and Tanya Knights, who began their journeys under Ethel’s tutelage. There will be […]

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Convergence

In Conversation is a captivating collaboration between Danny Nielsen and the renowned Bulgarian pianist/percussionist Kristian Alexandrov, exploring the symbiotic relationship between tap dance and jazz piano. Love Movement is an immersive seven-piece ensemble incorporating original music, spirituals, jazz and traditional and electronic tap boards, creating an experience that merges the highest levels of musicianship and hoofing. There will be […]

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Genesis

Genesis features New York City’s Brenda Bufalino, a pioneer of the 1970s tap renaissance and creator of the American Tap Dance Orchestra (ATDO), joined by dancers from the Brenda Bufalino Residency Program. The set will include her original poetry and musical compositions, choreography from the ATDO repertoire and new original choreography created specifically for this ensemble. The […]

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Restorative Culture

Toronto International Tap Dance Festival opens with a screening of Restorative Culture, a 2021 film project produced by Tap Love Tour Productions and curated by Travis Knights. The documentary explores the journey of local Indigenous tap dancer Johnathan Morin. It will be followed by a Q&A and a lovely live performance featuring Jonathan and a […]

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Harbourfront Night Market

Join us for a vibrant celebration at Harbourfront Centre’s new Public Square! In partnership with Street Eats and sponsored by Food Network and Global News, our Harbourfront Night Market brings together an array of culinary delights, artisanal crafts, fresh produce from local farmers and an eclectic lineup of food trucks. Don’t miss out on this […]

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Salsa Night

To the music of Marta Elena’s band, join us for an unforgettable evening of dance that spans the vibrant beats of Latin America. The show begins with the fiery passion of salsa, where every step tells a story of love and longing. Next, be swept away by the exhilarating adaptation of a cha cha cha […]

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Calypso Stars

OCPA’s Calypso Stars Showcase

OCPA’s Calypso Stars Showcase is the organization’s annual contribution to Harbourfront Centre’s Island Soul Festival. The showcase features veteran and upcoming Canadian calypsonians who perform their original material or cover versions of calypso standards by international artists. The cast for the showcase includes the current Canadian calypso monarch and finalists from OCPA’s annual competition. This […]

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Calypso 365

Presented by Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA) and Harbourfront Centre, Calypso Workshop is a two-hour workshop on the rudiments of calypso composition. Participants will work individually and in groups in the workshop. At the end, they will have the opportunity to perform their compositions with percussive instruments.

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Pimento Soul: Legacy Of The Harry Belafonte

Celebrate the music of Harry Belafonte with the seven-piece band, Pimento Soul, featuring the most famous music recorded by Belafonte while giving thanks for the life of the late great humanitarian and civil rights activist. The evening will take you on a journey through the Jamaican folk and Calypso music he recorded. The audience can […]

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From Jamaica To Toronto With Love

JUNO Award nominee, music producer and band leader of The Jay Douglas All-Star band, Jay Douglas performs at Island Soul, bringing his reggae rhythms to the stage. From his roots in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to his dynamic performances across the globe, his soulful voice and energetic stage presence make him a standout in the reggae […]

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Etana

Jamaican singer and songwriter Etana returns for a live outdoor performance on the Concert Stage. Bringing her trademark soul-soaked sounds and honey-laced vocals, she will play a setlist of her reggae fan favourites infused with R&B.

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Sounds And Pressure: Reggae In A Foreign Land 

At the height of the golden age of reggae, some of Jamaica’s brightest stars left their homeland behind to shine their light in an unlikely hub of Caribbean creativity: Toronto.   Sounds & Pressure: Reggae in a Foreign Land follows the journeys of these icons. This captivating five-part anthology series takes you from Kingston to Kensington […]

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EverythingOShauN Live

A performance by EverythingOShauN accompanied by his three-piece band and cultural dancers. Blending influences from his Jamaican and Nigerian heritage with the Toronto sound, EverythingOShauN creates bold, melodic music that has captivated a global audience. Don’t miss this dynamic artist known for hits like “Come and See” and “Load MGMT” in an unforgettable evening of […]

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Johnny Osbourne And Hardcore Band

Nicknamed the “Dancehall Godfather,” Johnny Osbourne is a living legend known for his classic hits “Buddy Bye,” “Ice Cream Love” and “Water Pumping.” This summer, he’s bringing his best Jamaican reggae and dancehall to Island Soul for a night of rhythm and soul.

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