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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silkscreen Printing (1 Day)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

Students learn how to make screen positives, coat and shoot silkscreens. Students take home their own original screen prints at the end of the day.

August 12 – September 23, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 12, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

August 11–13,2017

Food Vendors

Saturday, August 12, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

August 11–13,2017

Mandé Foli Kan (Mandingo Music Groove)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
1:00pm– 1:45pm

Mandé Foli Kan brings to life the musical traditions of the ancient Mandingo Empire of West Africa in a rich polyrhythmic conversation between the djembe and balafon in the hands of master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou of Burkina Faso and master balafon player Adama Daou of Mali.

August 12, 2017

Shekere - African Rhythm Shakers Crafts

Saturday, August 12, 2017
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Join in the fun and learn to make your own African rhythm shekere!

August 12–13,2017

African Blues with “The Professor” Adam Solomon

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00pm– 2:45pm

Juno award winner "Professor" Adam Solomon is a master guitarist and composer. He sings in English, Swahili, and Mijikenda (the Nine Tribes from Mombasa on the Kenyan coast). The "Professor" creates a unique sound that combines acoustic African blues and jazz, spiced with traditional coastal East African rhythms.

August 12, 2017

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00pm– 5:00pm

An elementary stilt dance workshop for children of all ages and an introduction to Moko Jumbie.

August 12–13,2017

Sebseb Belu Ethiopian Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:30pm– 3:00pm

Rebecca Omer and Samuel Bekele take you on a tour of Ethiopia as they teach you the dances of the Tigray, Amhara, Gurage, Oromo and Wolayta.

August 12, 2017

Oware Canada Games

Saturday, August 12, 2017
3:00pm– 6:00pm

Join the excitement as Oware, Africa’s most popular board game played in the many Caribbean Islands and around the world, comes to Habari Africa.

August 12–13,2017

Lanaya African Cultural Group

Saturday, August 12, 2017
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Lanaya African Cultural Group presents traditional dances and drumming rhythms from Guinea, West Africa including Doundounba, a traditional “dance of strong men” performed to settle disputes; Macru, a celebratory dance done after the harvest by young men and women; and Djankadi, a popular ceremonial dance from lower Guinea.

August 12, 2017

Sangele Traditional Head-wrap Workshop

Saturday, August 12, 2017
4:00pm– 4:30pm

Learn the creative art and cultural traditions of SANGELE, traditional African head-wraps in this workshop led by Sani Abu Mohammed of ijovudu Dance Company. In the African continent head-wraps have many different styles, materials and tying techniques and are a symbol of beautification for any special occasion.

August 12–13,2017

Africanish Style Fashion

Saturday, August 12, 2017
5:00pm– 5:30pm

Designers Diellia Touré and Penda Soumaré from Africanish Style will present the latest trends in African clothing, traditional jewellery, shoes and miscellaneous items created and designed for your style.

August 12, 2017

Ndombolo Dance with Greg H’Side Samba

Saturday, August 12, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Come discover and learn about Ndombolo, a hip-swinging dance alternating between fast and slow paced movements with dancer/choreorgrapher Greg Samba.

August 12, 2017

Film: Ghosts of Our Forest

Saturday, August 12, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

After an indigenous tribe is violently removed from its forest home, the survivors are left to reconcile with the ghosts of their ancestors as they struggle to maintain their cultural identity.

August 12, 2017

Sebseb Belu Cultural Group

Saturday, August 12, 2017
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Sebseb Belu, a group consists of passionate and talented youth, performs dances from around Ethiopia, north, south, east and west.

August 12, 2017

EMAN the Warrior

Saturday, August 12, 2017
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Born in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, EMAN The Warrior is an inspirational singer songwriter based in Ottawa, able to inspire and entertain at the same time.

August 12, 2017

Balafon Village Workshop with Adama Daou

Saturday, August 12, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone, that UNESCO has named as a masterpiece of intangible heritage.

August 12–13,2017

Na Folike Workshop with master Djembefola Amadou Kienou

Saturday, August 12, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Bring the djembe drum to life with master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou! Learn the origins and role of the drum in Africa. Djembe is a Malinke word meaning “uniting people,” and this West African instrument speaks a universal language that people of all origins can learn.

August 12, 2017

Two Ways to Heaven

Saturday, August 12, 2017
7:00pm– 9:30pm

A case of two missing youth joins the fates of a group of Ethiopian immigrants, a low-level drug dealer, a corrupt cop and a business tycoon during the most scandalous time of the city and its mayor. Two Ways to Heaven is an Ethiopian-Canadian film production based on true events.

August 12, 2017

Dieufaite Charles

Saturday, August 12, 2017
7:15pm– 8:00pm

Dieufaite Charles is an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and soulful voice whose music reflects a mix of his Haitian roots with African rhythms, which he calls “African Soul” or “Zantray Dafrik” in his Creole language.

August 12, 2017

Blandine

Saturday, August 12, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Through her music Blandine pours her heart and soul by fusing various Congolese genres. Her unique and soulful jazzy vocal style appeals not only to those with a broad music knowledge but also those who are great Congolese music fans.

August 12, 2017

DJ Moussa featuring dancer Fumu Jahmez

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00pm– 9:45pm

DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of different musical genres that includes zouglou, coupe decale, makossa, mbalax, ndombolo, hi-life, naija, zouk, kizomba, salsa, hip hop and R&B. One of Toronto's popular dancers and choreographer Fumu Jahmez, will join DJ Moussa to heat up the stage with his dance moves.

August 11–12,2017

Africa Sings: A Celebration of African Music in Canada

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:30pm–11:00pm

Don't miss this memorable gathering of artistic excellence that features Cheka Dioubate and JUNO winning musicians Donne Roberts, Madagascar Slim, Kofi Ackah, Tichaona Maredza, Sadio Sissokho and Ebenezer Agyekum.

August 12, 2017

Late Night featuring Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:30pm– 2:00am

A virtuosic approach to the guitar has made Diblo Dibala one of the top instrumentalists of modern African music. Known as “Machine Gun” for his speed and skill on the guitar, Diblo Dibala was born in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). This is music for the dance floor!

August 12, 2017

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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