Kuumba

Toronto’s legendary Trane Studio: A lesson in history, art and tradition

Over the years, dozens of musical icons have inspired and birthed new cultural movements, ideas and methodologies. We have seen their legacies furthered and preserved in the forms of countless tributes, reincarnations and even the occasional parody. Toronto’s Trane Studio did its part to remind us of the contributions made by saxophone prodigy and musical legend, John Coltrane, until it …

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Dwayne Morgan Launches His New Book

As a part of this year’s Kuumba festival, Dwayne will be delivering an oration as well as elaborating on his book, Everyday Excellence, followed by an evening of music and performances.

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Kuumba returns to Harbourfront Centre

Kuumba, Harbourfront Centre’s Black History Month celebration, returns February 1-3. With its Swahili roots, Kuumba hopes to deeply engross all of you in the creativity of it’s extensive lineup. The festival features a plethora of events through which the vision of Kuumba will be expressed. The Story of Lover’s Rock, directed by award-winning director/producer Menelik Shabazz, will be making its …

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Free Milk For a Year?

Check out the GREAT contest we have this weekend here on site at Harbourfront Centre! Prizes include: free stay at the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, free milk for a year (courtesy of Natrel)…

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Oware: The World’s Oldest African Board Game

Did you know that Oware is the world’s oldest African board game? At Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba Festival, you can learn how to play it and create your own game to play at home.

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Clive Chin Unveils Never Before Heard Reggae Gems

Clive Chin is often called a musical pioneer for establishing Dub as a genre and will be at Kuumba to host an exclusive DJ workshop on the history of Jamaican music.

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Celebrate Black History Month With Kuumba

Harbourfront Centre’s 16th annual Kuumba festival is coming up Feb.3-5, 2012! Kuumba is a weekend-long festival celebrating Black History Month with events the whole family can enjoy!

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Michie Mee hosts Honey Jam: Then & Now

We recently had an opportunity to talk with the host of the event, legendary Canadian emcee Michie Mee, about her start in the industry and her thoughts on the importance of Honey Jam.

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Meet Rochelle Jordan

Meet Rochelle Jordan, she’s a singer from Toronto who was dubbed by Vibe Magazine as the “female version of Drake”. She is buzzing on the blog scene thanks to her remix of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” and her debut mixtape, ROJO.

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The Known (UN)Known Moves into Harbourfront Centre

In July of 2010, I began on a little journey that I would’ve never fathomed would’ve brought me here. My name is Tika Simone.

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