How well do you know Robbie Robertson?

Planet IndigenUS, a celebration of contemporary native cultures from Canada and around the world, would not be complete without a tribute to Robbie Robertson. Robertson is a Canadian legend who has been an intrinsic part of some of the greatest rock albums and concerts of all time. He was lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band, backed Bob Dylan on …

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Moko Jumbie!

When you come to Harbourfront Centre for Island Soul this weekend you are going to see strange, tall creatures walking around the grounds. You may think that these are just people on stilts. You are wrong. They are the elusive Moko Jumbies! What is a Moko Jumbie? I’ll let Lord Kitchener tell you first: What’s the origin of these symbols …

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Regenerate in the Architecture Space

Over the next few weeks, an exciting project will unfold in the Architecture Space. Kongats Architects has designed a new installation, Regenerate, as a part of the exhibition BO The Repurposed City. Regenerate attempts to expose and bring awareness to the layers of history in a renovated space.

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Lord Kitchener Tribute featuring Moses Revolution

This year at Island Soul we will be celebrating the life and work of Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) who was one of the world’s most influential calypsonians. You have definitely heard his music. He composed this: Lord Kitchener is an especially important figure to celebrate outside the Carribean because he was so important to the early West Indian expat community. …

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Uncharted Waters Interviews: Eamon Mac Mahon

The Uncharted Waters exhibition opened June 21st and will be at the Harbourfront Centre for a year. During the suitably rainy and wet opening the artists were gracious enough to brave the elements and tell us about their pieces. In today’s interview, Eamon Mac Mahon tells us about his project and what it is like seeing his prints off the …

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Uke players city-wide come together for “The Ukelele Project”

We put out the call and invited uke players/enthusiasts to come down and be a part of the “Ukelele Project”.

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Island Soul Interview: Admiral Bailey

Admiral Bailey is an incredible performer and master DJ whose string of dancehall hits include “Politician”, “Chatty Chatty Mouth”, “Big Belly Man” and “Think Me Did Done”.

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Classical IV: Strings – Maryem Tollar

Maryem Tollar is coming to Harbourfront Centre tonight, Friday July 27th, at 7pm to challenge our idea of what is “classical”. Not only is Maryem playing a traditional middle eastern string instrument called a qanun (pronounced canoon) but she will be using it to play hits by Kate Bush, Prince, Joni Mitchell and Gotye. Her performance will be a far-cry …

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Classical IV: Strings – Regent Park School of Music

Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) has been providing music education to youth-in-need for the past twelve years, offering diverse classes to an ever increasing area of Toronto. Violin students from RPSM will be coming to Classical IV this Sunday to show you what they’ve learned and their love of music. We were fortunate to have Richard Marsella, director at …

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Classical IV: Strings – iNSiDEaMiND

Classical IV: Strings is a festival that challenges our preconceptions of classical music. No performance lives up to this theme more than iNSiDEaMiND. Their sound is often described as “listening to a movie” and their cinematic sensibilities have been geared towards four successful releases as well as soundtracking films, television and theatrical performances. This Friday they will be performing a …

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