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Join Harbourfront Centre for an exploration of African roots through a 21st-century perspective. This year’s festival also highlights the incredible role women have played in shaping the history of black culture and pushing it to new frontiers.

With artist showcases, round table discussions, storytelling, fashion, music, dance and children’s programmes, Kuumba presented by TD has something for everyone.

This event is part of TD's Then and Now series, an inspiring and entertaining cultural showcase of one of Canada's prominent communities. The lineup of events includes films, concerts, exhibitions, and performances by a host of Canadian and international artists. Visit td.com/thenandnow for more information.

 

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Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

The Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

Shop for great finds at this Kuumba presented by TD-themed market.

Craft & Design

Shopping

Joebell and America

6:30pm

Celebrate Trinidad Tobago’s and Jamaica’s cinematography with a screening of this compelling film.

Film

Honey Jam: Then & Now

7:00pm –10:00pm

Honey Jam alumni perform tribute songs in a reunion concert with a photo exhibit showcasing 16 years of Honey Jam. Hosted by Michie Mee. Featured artists include Jemeni, Belinda Brady, DJ Melboogie, Kellylee Evans, Kim Davis, True, Motion, Eternia, Natasha Waterman, Saidah Baba Talibah and more!

Music

The Drums Exhibit

7:00pm – 9:00pm

An exhibit of exotic drums made of clay by Keith Tovey.

Visual Arts

Devotion

9:30pm

Celebrate black Canadian filmmakers with special screening of this compelling film.

Film

The Drums Exhibit

10:00am – 9:00pm

An exhibit of exotic drums made of clay by Keith Tovey.

Visual Arts

The Market

1:00pm –11:00pm

Shop for great finds at this Kuumba presented by TD-themed market.

Craft & Design

Shopping

Making Musical Instruments

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Hey kids! Come on down to the craft zone where you can make your very own musical instruments.

Craft & Design

Family

Short Film Screenings

1:30pm

Celebrate the richness of Jamaican and Trinidadian cinema with an afternoon of short film screenings.

Film

A Celebration of Afro-Diasporic Tradition Through Storytelling

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of tales that celebrates the African Diaspora. Featuring Itah Sadu and special guests Sandra Whiting and Sojourner San Vicente.

Literary Arts

Family

Fashion Blackout

2:00pm

A film, discussion and symposium that shines a spotlight on black and diverse designers, models, and taste-makers in the fashion industry. Strut your stuff in TV personality and supermodel Stacey McKenzie’s “Walk this Way” workshop! With journalist Sarah Nicole Prickett, Montreal’s Miss Sly and Norwayne Anderson. Moderated by CBC Television personality Anne-Marie Mediwake.

Lectures

Film

Learning

Lua Shayenne: Afro-Roots Dance Workshop and Performance

3:00pm

Instructor Lua Shayenne presents traditional African and Afro-contemporary dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress.

Dance

Learning

Oware: The World's Oldest African Board Game

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Learn to play the hugely popular traditional African board game Oware.

Learning

Family

Lying Lips

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Celebrate black filmmakers with a screening of Oscar Micheaux's renowned film Lying Lips. In partnership with COMMFFEST.

Film

Canada vs. USA Comedy Clash

7:00pm

Comics from both countries square off in a serious battle of humour. Featuring Jay Martin, Sheldon Johnson, Trixx and Zack Johnson!

Theatre

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