Toronto’s Caribbean vacation is officially over. This past weekend, Harbourfront Centre hosted its every-popular Island Soul and Calypso STARS Festival from Aug. 2-5. The civic long-weekend celebrated all things Caribbean with music, dance, film and of course food!!
White Jade is a band from China that adds a twist to traditional Chinese music by adding electronic rhythms and pairing it with high-tech visuals to create a live performance that is out of this world. The group has been together for almost two years and has already released their debut self-titled album. It was recorded overseas in England, with …
Harbourfront Centre presents Island Soul this long weekend, one of our most popular festivals celebrating the rich and innovative artists of the Caribbean. Island Soul is packed with diverse dance traditions, emerging art forms, and music in multiple languages! Be sure to visit the World Cafe for a variety of colorful aromatic taste sensations, and shop the world at the Lake View Market. Lake View Market vendors Jack in the Socks, Branching Out Artistree, and World Café vendor Manje Kreyol and snack vendor Kaffeehaus Bakery are a must-visit this weekend!
Kay-Ann Ward – choreographer, fitness and dance instructor, artistic director and founder of Bold Movement Production Company – will be coming to Harbourfront Centre for Island Soul this weekend to perform A So We Dance, giving festival goers an opportunity to experience dancehall music like never before.
From Fanfares to French horns, Rajasthani brass bands to Chicago funk, Classical V: Brass delivered an extraordinary line-up of brass music programming from around the world – a summer festival weekend certainly worth blowing your horn for! Despite the rainy weather on Saturday, festival patrons didn’t shy away from exploring the diverse world of classical brass music through the various live concerts, on-site activities and ‘kick-brass’ films playing at Harbourfront Centre this past weekend.
According to Thrillist, the first instant ramen noodle dish was invented in 1958 by a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman in Osaka, Japan. Named the greatest Japanese invention of the 20th century, instant ramen allowed anyone to make this dish simply by adding boiling water. In 2008 (50 years later), roughly 94 billion packages of ramen noodles were consumed. People were hooked.
Carlo Vieux, Richard Cavé, and Mickael Guirand – together, they form CaRiMi, one of Haiti’s most popular bands.
Formed in 2001, they left Haiti to pursue their musical dreams in New York. That summer, their single Ayiti Bang Bang became a hit and they rose to fame. Their accolades include top rankings on Billboard over countries including Haiti, Canada, and parts of Europe.
For years, a faithful audience has been coming to Harbourfront Centre to get themselves some delicious corn (either in cob or soup form) from Ras Iville and Ikeila Wright, founders of One Love Vegetarian. If you’re on our site this long weekend, One Love’s legendary spicy corn soup is definitely a must have. We took a minute to chat with Ras Iville, who told us the origins of his famous soup and what makes his corn special.
Meet Jose Labra, owner of Eco Canopy Andino, a company that works directly with Latin-American producers in order to import, introduce and distribute socially responsible products into the Canadian market. It was started by Jose (and his partners) upon his arrival to Canada three years ago. A former bank manager in Chile, Jose was unable to find employment here to support his three daughters, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. With the support of his family and friends, and a strong entrepreneurial drive, Eco Canopy Andino was born.