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Ritmo Y Color | July 5-7

Now in its ninth edition, Ritmo y Color showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities.

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Curatorial Statement

Back for its ninth edition, Ritmo y Color celebrates the cultural richness and vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities.

The theme of terrain helps steer the festival's curatorial approach by investigating terrior and how one's sense of place informs cultural production. Migration plays a central role within this theme as it is a powerful influence for much of today's music, dance and food across the Americas.

Two of the most visible manifestations of migration is the ubiquity of Indigenous, African and European roots within popular cultural expressions, and the dialogue between el campo (rural areas) and el centro (urban centres). This can be seen in both cuisine and artistic practices such as the journey of the drum through Latin America and how staples of rural diet have become key ingredients in both classic and contemporary dishes.

We'll look at how terrain is altered and explore the commonalities and nuances of regions and the concept of fiestas. Ritmo y Color will showcase contemporary Latin America while reflecting on its varied traditions.

Rodrigo Fritz, Lead Artistic Associate
Sergio Elmir, Assistant Artistic Associate, Music


William J.S. Boyle

Chief Executive Officer

Melanie Fernandez

Director, Community and Educational Programmes

Elizabeth Lubowitz

Head of Administration

Rodrigo Fritz

Lead Artistic Associate

Sergio Elmir

Assistant Artistic Associate, Music

Joanne Siu

Music Assistant

Nida Haroon

Administrative Assistant, Events

Georgia Barrington

Administrative Coordinator

Ayesha Chatterjee

Administrative Assistant

Andrea Strachan

Event Production Manager

Kim Trollope

Technical Director

Stirling Bogie

Production Coordinator

Genevieve Peng

Volunteer Coordinator

Dorothy Szczurek

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Suzanne Wyman

Vendor Coordinator

Margaret Saliba

Vendor Assistant

Special Thanks

Alameda Theatre Company

aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival

Aluna Theatre

Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto

Lula Lounge

Vice Media

A programme of the complexity and size of the 2013 festival season is only possible with the cooperation, contributions and hard work of every department and all members of the entire Harbourfront Centre staff and volunteer teams. We extend our thanks to them all.
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