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Events listing

Miss Lou's Room

January 31-March 29, 2015

We all have stories to tell and we should take pride in our own culture. Come and learn about Miss Lou as you explore our interactive exhibit and participate in engaging hands-on family activities. February's theme is 'Fortune and Future.'

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You Gots To Chill

January 31, 2015

The Never Forgive Action DJs bring classic hip-hop to the Natrel Rink.

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A is for Afrofuturism – Futuristic Lenses

February 7- 8, 2015

Afrofuturism is a way to project blackness into the future and in this activity, we’ll create the very lens through which young people can look to the future. Imagine that you’re creating a portal that allows you to see seven generations into the future. What would you see?

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A is for Afrofuturism – Kaleidoscope

February 7- 8, 2015

Afrofuturism gives us various ways of seeing the future and what one sees is the direct result of the lens one looks through. Create your own vision of the future in the shape of a kaleidoscope, and be prepared for all kinds of possible outcomes.

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Kuumba Marketplace

February 7- 8, 2015

Come down to the Kuumba Marketplace! Browse a variety of products for all ages to enjoy and find some of the best bargains in the city.

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A is for Afrofuturism – Future Storytellers

February 7- 8, 2015

In honour of Louise Bennett-Coverley (“Miss Lou”), we celebrate folklore and invite you to participate in the passing along of these tales, which come via many generations of story-makers and -tellers, by joining our audience.

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NFB Celebrates Black History Month for Kids

February 7- 8, 2015

A series of short films for kids that speak to the past generations of activists, fighters, survivors and ordinary folk who make up Afro-Canada’s rich history.

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5 Fingers, 1 Fist: Looking to the Future

February 7, 2015

5 Fingers + 1 Fist is a spoken word tribute designed specifically in honour of freedom fighters around the world. This unique universal message can be used to motivate, unite and inspire others to work together towards one common goal.

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Socacize Dance Workshops

February 7, 2015 14&15

Socacize™ is a creative blend of high/low impact aerobics combined with African and Caribbean dance movements set to calypso, soca, zouk, reggae, salsa and dancehall. Learn the moves from Ayanna Lee-Rivears and get yourself ready for Soca on Ice!

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Soca on Ice

February 7, 2015

Our most popular skate night returns with tunes by the most recognized soca DJ in Canada, Dr. Jay de Soca Prince.

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Zayo!

February 7- 8, 2015

Black Stars employ both dance and spoken word as methods of storytelling, offering a different take on the contemporary African and Caribbean styles, music and movements coming out of the continent.

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Black Stars Dance Workshop

February 8, 2015

As part of our look at tomorrow, today, we ask one of Canada’s top dancers and choreographers, Esie Mensah, to teach a unique class on Afrofusion. Come learn the movements of tomorrow, today.

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