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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, August 13, 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

Sunday, August 13, 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

Sunday, August 13, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Ubuntu Drum and Dance

Sunday, August 13, 2017
12:30pm– 1:15pm

Ubuntu (I Am Because We Are) Drum and Dance Theatre is a grass root children’s group committed to celebrating African culture and history through drumming, dance and theatre.

August 13, 2017

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Sunday, August 13, 2017
1:00pm– 4:00pm

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

August 12–13,2017

Let's Drum and Dance for Life! Workshop with Njacko Backo

Sunday, August 13, 2017
1:00pm– 1:45pm

Let's Drum and Dance for Life! brings together people of all ages to learn about percussion, African culture and cooperation

August 13, 2017

Shekere - African Rhythm Shakers Crafts

Sunday, August 13, 2017
1:00pm– 6:00pm

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

August 12–13,2017

Sunday Scene: Ivana Dizdar

Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Ivana Dizdar is a Toronto-based artist and curator. She recently presented a solo project at the European Centre for Culture and Debate in Belgrade and received a Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Support Award for her latest curatorial project at 8-11 Gallery, which she co-directed from 2015 to 2017. Dizdar will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

August 13, 2017

Haiba: Songs from Western Sudan

Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:00pm– 2:45pm

Abdel Wahab Haiba is an accomplished oud player, singer and composer from El Obeid City in Western Sudan. His ensemble features a line-up of leading Sudanese musicians, with Tarig Shanga on bongos, Hamid Ismail on bass guitar and Misara Gandhi on accordion.

August 13, 2017

Oware Canada Games

Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:00pm– 5:00pm

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

Sangele Traditional Head-wrap Workshop

Sunday, August 13, 2017
2:30pm– 3:00pm

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

Power Kids: Family Trees

Sunday, August 13, 2017
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Ydessa Hendeles’ The Milliner’s Daughter, includes a photograph of the artist at age six, taken by her father soon after her family immigrated to Canada. Inspired by the artist’s story of migration, this program will reflect your family’s growth. Each participant, working closely with their adult companions, will create a colourful tree structure that will grow and change as they learn about their family members. After choosing what kind of tree your family might resemble, use wire and wood to build the main structure and add small leaves or fruits to represent family members.

August 13, 2017

Balafon Village Workshop with Adama Daou

Sunday, August 13, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

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

Aruna Narayan and Jasmeet Chana: Ragas in the Garden

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00pm

North Indian ragas performed by sarangi virtuosa Aruna Narayan, Jasmeet Chana (tabla), and Anuroop Kalle (tanpura).

August 13, 2017

Nhapitapi Mbira

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Nhapitapi – a Shona word meaning sweet sounds – is a dynamic ensemble of Zimbabwe musicians, singers and dancers, who expertly weave ancestral rhythms and melodies with contemporary African flavours, conjuring musical magic in their midst.

August 13, 2017

Kpanlogo Dance Workshop with Isaac Akrong

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00pm– 4:30pm

Learn the steps and rhythms of this fisher-folk dance with dancer, choreographer, instructor and researcher Isaac Akrong. Fun for all ages!

August 13, 2017

Film: Mali Blues

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:30pm– 6:00pm

Mali Blues tells the story of four female and male musicians from the West African country, Mali, who espouse with their music a tolerant Islam and a country at peace. Mali Blues is a powerful testament to Mali's music and a tribute to the resilience of its people.

August 13, 2017

Neema Children’s Choir

Sunday, August 13, 2017
5:00pm– 5:30pm

Neema Children's choir – representing children in Uganda and the rest of Africa who have been orphaned due to the effects of civil war, AIDS and under-developed social systems – raise their voices in songs of love, gratitude and praise, testifying to the hope that brough them through unimaginable challenges.

August 13, 2017

Afrofusion Dance Workshop with Esie Mensah

Sunday, August 13, 2017
5:30pm– 6:00pm

Afrofusion is a blend of traditional and contemporary African styles fused with dance styles such as hip hop, dancehall, soca, contemporary, house and more. Esie Mensah’s Afrofusion Dance Workshop is fun for all ages!

August 13, 2017

Sadakah featuring ijo vudu Dance International

Sunday, August 13, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Sadakah means to give. Inviting our divine deities to give us the energy to spread blessings. Alubarika! Join the ijo vudu Dance International parade to the centre of Habari Africa. Everybody is welcome to join, drum, dance, clap and sing along!

August 13, 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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