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

Lakeview Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

Located at the heart of Harbourfront Centre's festivals, the Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products as part of the full Harbourfront Centre experience.

Shopping

World Café

6:00pm –11:00pm

Hungry? The World Café is an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA.

Food

David Kibuuka: An African Modernist

8:00pm –10:00pm

See the work of artist and humanitarian David Kibuuka. (Batuki Music Society)

Visual Arts

Family

Moto de Kapia

8:00pm – 9:00pm

The level of madness that accompanies each show by Moto de Kapia depends on the heat. They play with fire (literally), put on acrobatic shows that outdo each other, push back the limits of creation ever further, and redefine the word celebration. (Batuki Music Society)

Dance

Family

Music

Badéma Foli

9:00pm – 9:30pm

Badéma Foli, which means 'united music' in the Malinke language of Burkina Faso was founded in 2011 by Amadou Kienou, griot, master drummer and cultural ambassador. Drawn from the diverse population of Toronto, the student members of Badéma Foli are united in their love of West African drumming! (Batuki Music Society)

Dance

Family

Music

Rocky Dawuni

9:30pm –11:00pm

Ghanaian music star and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni straddles the musical boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create an appealing "Afro-Roots" sound that unites generations and cultures. (Batuki Music Society)

Music

Lakeview Market

12:00pm –11:00pm

Located at the heart of Harbourfront Centre's festivals, the Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products as part of the full Harbourfront Centre experience.

Shopping

World Café

12:00pm –11:00pm

Hungry? The World Café is an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA.

Food

Bantaba: Circle of Celebration and Unity

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Ijo Vudu's 'Bantaba' is a circle of celebration where villagers, guests and visitors come together to share ideas, creativity and performance through a combination of drum, songs, chants and dance movement. In recent times, bantaba has also been taught as a stress management technique. (Batuki Music Society)

Family

Music

David Kibuuka: An African Modernist

1:00pm –10:00pm

See the work of artist and humanitarian David Kibuuka. (Batuki Music Society)

Visual Arts

Family

Paperplates Samburu Necklace

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Children can make their own beautiful neckwear by colouring or painting pre-cut plates, and decorating their pieces with various objects. Fun for any age!

Craft & Design

Family

Learning

Shangaza Performers

1:30pm – 2:15pm

The Shangaza Performers will present traditional dances from Buganda, the central region of Uganda. (Batuki Music Society)

Dance

Family

Music

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble

2:00pm – 3:00pm

From the countryside of Ogidi, Nigeria via New York City, Foly Kolade's Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble brings all-original Afrobeat to Canadian audiences! (Batuki Music Society)

Family

Music

Moko Jumbie Dancing Spirits of Africa

2:00pm – 5:00pm

The Moko Jumbie is a "diviner" figure, rooted in African heritage and adapted in Trinidad, who wears colourful garb and a carnival mask, watching over his village and able to foresee danger and evil. This hands-on workshop is an elementary introduction to the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing spirit of the forest. (Batuki Music Society)

Family

Learning

Create a Beat Workshop with Rasselas

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Join this fun and interactive music workshop. Rasselas hopes to inspire youth to learn about the methods of beat-making and show how easily they can get started as music producers! (Batuki Music Society)

Family

Learning

Music

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