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This year’s Colombian Colours Diaspora Festival presents a sizzling platform for dancers, musicians, artists and others to blend their creative voices into a world view, and to illustrate how those voices have evolved to fuse with new cultures.

 

Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Discipline:

Venue:

Exhibit: And What Did You Bring?

6:00pm –11:00pm

Family

Bring in your objects of affection and let us know what they mean to you!

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: The Worst Pop Band Ever

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Music

A Toronto-based group that combines improvisational jazz and pop music with influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to Deerhoof to J Dilla.

Bogotá MMX – 200 Years After

7:00pm –11:00pm

Literary Arts

Visual Arts

A photographic and text-based book commemorates the celebration of the Bicentenary of Independence.

Photo Contest Exhibition

7:00pm –11:00pm

Visual Arts

The winner of Colombian Colours II Diaspora Festival photography exhibition!

Photo Exhibition

7:00pm –11:00pm

Visual Arts

Featuring the work of one of Colombia’s most famous photographer, Nereo López Meza.

Caché

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Music

One of the leading bands of the Latin scene.

Folkloric Dance with Ballet Raices de Colombia

8:30pm – 9:30pm

Dance

Considered the best Colombian folkloric group in Canada.

DJ Wayuu

9:30pm –10:30pm

Music

A DJ who embraces digital cumbia and traditional national rhythms.

CULTULAB

11:00am – 1:30pm

Lectures

Visual Arts

A seminar in Spanish directed to artists and given by experts that have lead successful projects and experiences at national and international level.

Bogotá MMX – 200 Years After

12:00pm –11:00pm

Literary Arts

Visual Arts

A photographic and text-based book commemorates the celebration of the Bicentenary of Independence.

Photo Contest Exhibition

12:00pm –11:00pm

Visual Arts

The winner of Colombian Colours II Diaspora Festival photography exhibition!

Photo Exhibition

12:00pm –11:00pm

Visual Arts

Featuring the work of one of Colombia’s most famous photographer, Nereo López Meza.

Exhibit: And What Did You Bring?

12:00pm –11:00pm

Family

Bring in your objects of affection and let us know what they mean to you!

Tejo and Rana Games

12:00pm –11:00pm

Family

Come play tejo and rana, traditional Colombian games!

Wildlife Fun Weekend

1:00pm – 8:00pm

Craft

Family

Learning

Party Kids invites children of all ages to create beautiful Colombian animal masks, have some face painting done and create figures with balloons.

Cumbia Class

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Dance

Learning

Come learn this dance in a fun workshop.

Food Demo with Chef Martha Martinez

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Food

Learn how to prepare and taste the delicious plantain treat “aborrajado,” as well as the incredibly soft “mantecada” dessert. Hosted by Mary Luz Mejia.

Drumming Workshop with Ruben

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Family

Music

Learning

Drummers of all levels and ages are invited to participate in an afternoon drumming and dance workshop lead by with Ruben Esguerra.

Kaffe Rock

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Music

Kaffe performs an exciting mix of rock, ska, salsa and folk.

Food Demo with Chef Martha Martinez

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Food

Learn how to prepare and taste the delicious plantain treat “aborrajado,” as well as the incredibly soft “mantecada” dessert. Hosted by Mary Luz Mejia.

La Palabra se toma la Palabra

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Literary Arts

A reading of works by Camilo Ramírez, Freddy Vélez and others.

Folkloric Dance with Ballet Raices de Colombia

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Dance

Considered the best Colombian folkloric group in Canada.

Drumming Workshop with Ruben

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Music

Learning

Drummers of all levels and ages are invited to participate in an afternoon drumming and dance workshop lead by with Ruben Esguerra.

Barranquilla’s Carnaval

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dance

Family

Barranquilla's Carnaval is Colombia's most important folklore celebration.

Cartoon Workshop with Juan Correa from Kiddo Magazine

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Family

Visual Arts

Learning

Are you ready to let your hands do the drawing? Kiddo Magazine invites you to a drawing workshop presented by their in-house illustrator, Juan Correa.

Folklore Urbano

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Music

Explosive horns and soaring, colourful vocalists produce a tasty, sultry and addictive sound!

Moda Eterna

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Music

Lead by Luisito Orbegoso, Moda Eterna perform a classic salsa repertoire inspired by the late, great Ray Barreto.

Nukak Maku

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Film

The first cinematographic document about the Nukak Maku, one of the last nomadic tribes of Colombian Amazonia.

Salsa! DJ Battle with Jose Ortega and DJ Gury Gury

8:00pm

Music

Join us for Salsa!, a showcase of some great music from local collectors.

Alfredo de la Fe

9:30pm –11:00pm

Music

One of the biggest stars in the salsa world takes the stage for an unforgettable night of music.

Funkété Late Night Party

11:00pm – 2:00am

Music

A late night dance party—Colombian style!

Bogotá MMX – 200 Years After

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Literary Arts

Visual Arts

A photographic and text-based book commemorates the celebration of the Bicentenary of Independence.

Photo Contest Exhibition

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Visual Arts

The winner of Colombian Colours II Diaspora Festival photography exhibition!

Photo Exhibition

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Visual Arts

Featuring the work of one of Colombia’s most famous photographer, Nereo López Meza.

Exhibit: And What Did You Bring?

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Bring in your objects of affection and let us know what they mean to you!

Tejo and Rana Games

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Come play tejo and rana, traditional Colombian games!

Colombia’s Culture and Captain Leaf Scavenger Hunt

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Family

Kiddo Magazine is proud to invite you and your family to share, learn or re-discover Colombia´s cultural heritage and create awareness about conservation of the environment.

Wildlife Fun Weekend

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Craft

Family

Learning

Party Kids invites children of all ages to create beautiful Colombian animal masks, have some face painting done and create figures with balloons.

Roxana & Fabian Belmonte

1:00pm

Dance

Both natives of Buenos Aires, Roxana & Fabian Belmonte have performed and taught Argentine tango all over the world since the '80s!

Carlos Bastidas

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Music

An innovative blend of folk, Afro-Colombian and Latin jazz music.

Diego Marulanda’s Quintet

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Music

Exploring the folklore of the Andean zone of Colombia with a modern approach.

Crisalida’s Theatre Group

2:00pm

Theatre

Enjoy four short sketches in Spanish with subtitles in English.

Zumba Dance and Rhythms for Children

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Dance

Family

Bring your energy and sense of humour to Luna Art Club´s zumba class!

Tagua Jewellery Workshop

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Visual Arts

Jeweler Ana Maria Cruz, will teach you about the tagua seed and give you materials to create your own piece of jewellery.

Flamenco Showcase

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Dance

A Spanish dance form with fast runs and quick, intense footwork. Performed by Margarita Maria Rigo with live musical accompaniment.

Colombia’s Culture and Captain Leaf Scavenger Hunt

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Kiddo Magazine is proud to invite you and your family to share, learn or re-discover Colombia´s cultural heritage and create awareness about conservation of the environment.

Roxana & Fabian Belmonte

4:00pm

Dance

Both natives of Buenos Aires, Roxana & Fabian Belmonte have performed and taught Argentine tango all over the world since the '80s!

Baru-Vibes

4:30pm

Music

A folkloric fusion group with a new music proposal that will get you grooving!

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