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February 1–3, 2013

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

Friday, February 1, 2013
10:00am– 5:00pm

Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today.

Event run: December 15, 2012 – May 5, 2013

Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice

Friday, February 1, 2013
10:00am– 5:00pm

Thaubergerís project for The Power Plant is an experimental documentary/video installation about the staging of Peter Weissís 1963 play Marat Sade at the Bohnice psychiatric hospital in Prague.

Event run: December 15, 2012 – May 5, 2013

An Evening with Dwayne Morgan

Friday, February 1, 2013
8:00pm–10:30pm

Dwayne Morgan will release Everyday Excellence, an inspirational memoir, as part of the Harbourfront Centre's Kuumba festivities, followed by an evening of soul music and spoken word performance.

Event run: February 1, 2013

Late Night Kuumba Films: The Story of Lover's Rock

Friday, February 1, 2013
10:00pm–12:00am

Directed by award-winning director/producer Menelik Shabazz, The Story of Lover's Rock combines comedy, live performance, interviews and archival footage to shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. In partnership with CaribbeanTales Film Festival.

Event run: February 1, 2013

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

Saturday, February 2, 2013
10:00am– 5:00pm

Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today.

Event run: December 15, 2012 – May 5, 2013

Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice

Saturday, February 2, 2013
10:00am– 5:00pm

Thaubergerís project for The Power Plant is an experimental documentary/video installation about the staging of Peter Weissís 1963 play Marat Sade at the Bohnice psychiatric hospital in Prague.

Event run: December 15, 2012 – May 5, 2013

Kuumba Drumming Circles

Saturday, February 2, 2013
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Learn the history of various drums and the numerous sounds they make. Bring your own hand drums to join in on the experience!

Event run: February 2–3, 2013

The Known Unknown: Top 10 Emerging Artists Unplugged Edition

Saturday, February 2, 2013
2:00pm– 8:00pm

An unplugged and intimate showcase featuring some of the best urban music stars of tomorrow. A different artist takes the stage every hour. Hosted by Tika Simone.

Event run: February 2–3, 2013

Kuumba Drumming Circles

Saturday, February 2, 2013
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Learn the history of various drums and the numerous sounds they make. Bring your own hand drums to join in on the experience!

Event run: February 2–3, 2013

Afrofusion with Esie Mensah

Saturday, February 2, 2013
3:00pm

Learn how to create a fusion of styles with no boundaries allowing a new style of dance to emerge. Facilitated by Esie Mensah.

Event run: February 2, 2013

Kuumba Urban/Hip Hop Dance Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2013
4:00pm

Instructor Tristan Robinson will teach a raw, hip hop-style of dance that's aggressive and energetic for all ages to enjoy.

Event run: February 2, 2013

Kuumba Reggae Dance Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2013
5:00pm

Tazz's passion for dance is contagious! Her choreographic style is influenced by the dancehall culture, which she'll teach during this high-energy reggae dance workshop.

Event run: February 2, 2013

Kuumba Contemporary Dance Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2013
6:00pm

Join us for an invigorating contemporary dance workshop taught by renown dancer and choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe.

Event run: February 2, 2013

Kuumba Hair Show, Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 2, 2013
7:00pm– 9:00pm

At the Kuumba 2013 Hair Showcase, we capture the essence of black hair in ways that will have you falling in love with yourself all over again. You don't want to miss this show where our textures tell our story.

Event run: February 2, 2013

dance Immersion - Tribute (A Moving History of Canadian Blacks in Dance)

Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:00pm

An unforgettable night that celebrates the history, artistry and contributions made by Canadian Blacks in dance in a multidisciplinary presentation of movement, film and spoken word.

Event run: February 2, 2013

10th Anniversary Celebration of The Trane Studio

Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:00pm– 2:00am

An all-star lineup of local and international artists pay tribute to what would've been the 10th anniversary of the Trane Studio. Garvia Bailey, host of Big City, Small World, Saturdays at 5pm on CBC Radio One 99.1 FM, will host.

Event run: February 2, 2013

The Return of Soca on Ice with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince

Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:00pm–11:00pm

Dr. Jay De Soca Prince brings his soca beats to The Natrelģ Rink for what promises to be this winterís hottest night on ice. Skate rentals available. Co-presented with DJ Skate Nights. Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond, co-hosts of CBC News Toronto, weeknights starting at 5pm on CBC Television, will host.

Event run: February 2, 2013

The Return of Soca on Ice with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince

Saturday, February 2, 2013
8:00pm–11:00pm

Dr. Jay De Soca Prince brings his soca beats to The Natrelģ Rink for what promises to be this winterís hottest night on ice. Co-presented with Kuumba. Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond, co-hosts of CBC News Toronto, weeknights starting at 5pm on CBC Television, will host.

Event run: February 2, 2013

A Journey through African Dance with Esie Mensah

Saturday, February 2, 2013
9:00pm

Instructor Esie Mensah takes you on a journey of the genres, cultures and icons of African dance.

Event run: February 2, 2013

Late Night Kuumba Films: I'm Santana the Movie

Saturday, February 2, 2013
10:00pm–12:00am

The Trinidadian muppet web sensation that went viral online before being made into a theatre-packing feature film. In partnership with CaribbeanTales Film Festival.

Event run: February 2, 2013

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

Sunday, February 3, 2013
10:00am– 5:00pm

Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today.

Event run: December 15, 2012 – May 5, 2013

Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice

Sunday, February 3, 2013
10:00am– 5:00pm

Thaubergerís project for The Power Plant is an experimental documentary/video installation about the staging of Peter Weissís 1963 play Marat Sade at the Bohnice psychiatric hospital in Prague.

Event run: December 15, 2012 – May 5, 2013

Kuumba Drumming Circles

Sunday, February 3, 2013
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Learn the history of various drums and the numerous sounds they make. Bring your own hand drums to join in on the experience!

Event run: February 2–3, 2013

Kuumba Family Film: Mr. Crab

Sunday, February 3, 2013
1:00pm

Mr. Crab offers a touching portrait of an immigrant father trying to make a connection with his son, and a little boy trying to make sense of the fantastic world his father tells him about. In partnership with CaribbeanTales Film Festival.

Event run: February 3, 2013

The Known Unknown: Top 10 Emerging Artists Unplugged Edition

Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:00pm– 6:00pm

An unplugged and intimate showcase featuring some of the best urban music stars of tomorrow. A different artist takes the stage every hour. Hosted by Tika Simone.

Event run: February 2–3, 2013

Kuumba Drumming Circles

Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Learn the history of various drums and the numerous sounds they make. Bring your own hand drums to join in on the experience!

Event run: February 2–3, 2013

Kuumba Gospel Lounge

Sunday, February 3, 2013
4:00pm– 6:00pm

A two-hour gospel extravaganza featuring a full choir, choral groups and four soloists including Karen Jewels, Jermaine Shakespeare and The Mount Zion Fellowship Choir (pictured).

Event run: February 3, 2013

Hiplife Showcase

Sunday, February 3, 2013
4:00pm– 5:00pm

What's hiplife you ask? An innovative West African fusion of highlife and hip hop that you won't want to miss! Featuring performances by KobŤ (pictured) and Stevano UGO from UGO Crew.

Event run: February 3, 2013

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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