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What’s On Calendar
July 25–31, 2011

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Kalinda Stick Fight Performance & Workshop

Saturday, July 30, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Watch the martial art/dance performance practiced to the accompaniment of drumming call and response, join in singing the lavweys (songs) to cheer on the stick fighters, and learn the basics to compete in your own stick fight at the Island Soul “gayelle” (stick fighting arena), with the drummers and dancers of the Keith Pascall Performing Company.

Go Domino, By the Lake!

Saturday, July 30, 2011
2:00pm – 9:00pm

Watch and learn the how-to of championship dominos, from the basics to the advanced. Bring your best hand... literally!

The Tobago Speech Band Workshop

Saturday, July 30, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

A masquerade consisting of four-to-six players accompanied by a band of musicians playing the fiddle, the tambrin hand drums and a triangle. In partnership with the Tobago House of Assembly, Division of Culture and Community Development.

Pan Rootz: From Skin to Steel Pan

Saturday, July 30, 2011
2:30pm – 3:30pm

This workshop with Joy Lapps of Drum Artz Canada provides children with a hands-on experience with the steel pan, iron instruments and skin drums!

Pan Rootz: From Skin to Steel Pan

Saturday, July 30, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

This workshop with Joy Lapps of Drum Artz Canada provides children with a hands-on experience with the steel pan, iron instruments and skin drums!

Midnight Robber Speech Workshop: The Master of Metaphor and Baron of Bombast!

Saturday, July 30, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

The Midnight Robber’s spoken word masquerade is the most fearsome and imitated in the pantheon of traditional Trinidad carnival characters. Learn how to talk the talk and walk the walk!

Make Your Own Island Soul Riddim Shakers!

Saturday, July 30, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Want to keep the riddim wit you everywhere you go? Come make some colorful and fun riddim music shakers and make your own riddims to take with you!

LIVE DJ / Nino Brown

Saturday, July 30, 2011
6:00pm

Join us for a live DJ set on August long weekend with Nino Brown, founder of Toronto’s biggest queer hip hop/dancehall party, YES YES Y’ALL.

Anansi Children’s Crafts

Sunday, July 31, 2011
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Kids colour and create Anansi spiders and their webs! In partnership with the Jamaica 50th Committee, a prelude to 2012 – Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

Ring Ding! Jamaica Family Day Event!

Sunday, July 31, 2011
1:15pm

Jamaican arts and crafts for everyone: Anansi spider fans, colouring and short story writing. In partnership with the Jamaica 50th Committee, a prelude to 2012 – Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

Heart Beats

Sunday, July 31, 2011
1:30pm

Trinidad-born Muhtadi, founder of Toronto’s popular Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, introduces you to the original drum beats and "riddims" from various regions and countries in this interactive, performance-based workshop.

SUNDAY SCENE / Marie Collier

Sunday, July 31, 2011
2:00pm

Marie Collier, currently an Animateur at The Power Plant, speaks about the current exhibitions.

Limbo Dance Workshop

Sunday, July 31, 2011
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Choreographed to deliver maximum entertainment, this routine shows masculine and feminine prowess in competition, as well as athleticism, flexibility and suspenseful drama. Incredibly fun for all ages!

RITMO: Cuban Clavé and Drum Rhythms Family Event

Sunday, July 31, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Families young and old can explore the Cuban clavé as a percussion instrument in this hour-long, interactive drumming, dance and song workshop with Sara Leyva and Yordanis O’Reilly of Iré Omó and Iyá Iré Afro Cuban Drum and Dance Ensembles.

Anansi Children’s Poems and Crafts

Sunday, July 31, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Kids enjoy Anansi poems and colouring. In partnership with the Jamaica 50th Committee, a prelude to 2012 – Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

Dancehall Reggae Dance Class

Sunday, July 31, 2011
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Enjoy 30 minutes of fun, low-impact dancehall reggae!

Soca/Calypso Dance Class

Sunday, July 31, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Get your flags and your towel ready, get ready to jump up and wave.

Come Under the Coconut Tree!

Sunday, July 31, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Enjoy interactive song stories for children! In partnership with the Jamaica 50th Committee, a prelude to 2012 – Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

Heart Beats

Sunday, July 31, 2011
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Trinidad-born Muhtadi, founder of Toronto’s popular Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, introduces you to the original drum beats and "riddims" from various regions and countries in this interactive, performance-based workshop.

Socacize Jam Session with DJ Dr. Jay!

Sunday, July 31, 2011
5:30pm – 7:00pm

A vigorous and exciting Caribbean workout featuring a soundtrack by DJ Dr. Jay!

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