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August 2018

Latin Fusion

Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Celebrate the rhythms of Latin America with twelve-piece Cuban group Changui Havana and dance instructor Meagan Hesham! Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Afiwi Groove Presents WE ARE with Sanaaj Mirrie

Saturday, August 4, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Come groove, with live drumming and dance as you affirm and express yourself through West African movements.

Afiwi Groove Presents WE ARE with Sanaaj Mirrie

Saturday, August 4, 2018
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Come groove, with live drumming and dance as you affirm and express yourself through West African movements.

Afiwi Groove Presents I AM with Sanaaj Mirrie

Sunday, August 5, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Come groove, affirm and express yourself through west African dance movements.

The Rat Pack

Thursday, August 9, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Inspired by the 60s Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford – Toronto All-Star Big Band revives rhythmic jazz and bossa nova beats, while Swing Toronto teaches the accompanying moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Fatoumata Kouyate & Mabinty Sylla – Guinè

Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00pm

This talented balafonist, singer, percussionist, and founder of Groupe Djéliguinet et ses Enfants is descended from a live of griots, and member of the National Theatre Troupe of Guinea and Amazones Women Drummers.

Afro Dance MozAfro Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Pulga Muchochoma will share his unique Mozafro (Mozambique-Afro) style of movement, which combines traditional dance with Afro-Fusion styles and popular dances of Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Indian Ocean Roots

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Indian Ocean Roots is a group of women who have come together to represent regions of Africa, including the Comoros Islands, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and Seychelles.

South Sudan Acholi Cultural Dance Group

Saturday, August 11, 2018
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Enjoy exciting performances of traditional dances like the Larakaraka, Bwola and Dingi-Dingi, which have been passed down through generations.

DJ Moussa with Fumu Jahmez

Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:00pm – 6:30pm

DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of different musical genres as dancer and choreographer Fumu Jahmez performs.

Africa All-Stars

Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:00pm

This star-studded collective unites the talents of JUNO award-winning musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together promising to keep attendees dancing non-stop.

The Black Stars

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00pm

The Black Stars is a coalition of afro-influenced dancers, combing styles such as Azonto, Kuduro and Ndom, under the visionary direction of Esie Mensah, one of the top dancers and choreographers in Canada.

Afrohouse Dance with Albena de Assis

Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Learn some of the basic steps for Afrohouse, a dance style popular in a number of African countries!

Neema Children's Choir

Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:30pm

This choir of children from across Africa, who have been orphaned due to civil war, AIDS and under-developed social systems, raises their voices in songs of love, gratitude and praise.

Sebseb Belu Ethiopian Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Rebecca Omer and Samuel Bekele will be giving you a tour around Ethiopia as they teach you the dances of the Tigray, Amhara, Gurage, Oromo and Wolayta.

Élage Mbaye

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Senegalese master drummer Élage is a descendant of a griot family, and music, dance and percussion are all part of his life.

AfroFusion Dance Workshop with Esie Mensah

Sunday, August 12, 2018
5:00pm – 5:45pm

AfroFusion is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary African styles fused with hip hop, dancehall, soca, contemporary, house and more.

West African Dance workshop with Mabinty Sylla & Fatoumata Kouyaté

Sunday, August 12, 2018
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Join dancer Mabinty Sylla and musician Fatoumata Kouyaté for a fun and challenging workshop on West African dance!

Sadakah featuring ijo vudu Dance Company

Sunday, August 12, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the ijo vudu Dance International parade to the centre of Habari Africa Festival! Everybody is welcome to join, drum, dance, clap and sing along.

Ladies of Swing

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Swing and sway to live music with views of the waterfront! Toronto All-Star Big Band and Niagara Lindy Hop celebrate the legendary lady swing singers from the 1920s to the 1950s. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Panel Conversation: WOMAD 30

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm

Gain insight into the climate that launched a community-based international festival and changed the perception of music in Toronto. Participants include Denise Donlon (Moderator), Ann MacKeigan, Lillian Allen, Rob Bowman and Derek Andrews.

Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

Music of the Latin Caribbean Islands

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Journey through Puerto Rico, Cuba and Dominican Republic with music by Victor Yanqui y Orquesta Fantasia, and learn new moves with “Salsa Guru” Frank Bishun on our open-air dance floor. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Electro Swing

Thursday, August 30, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Feel the beat as Toronto All-Star Big Band blends traditional swing jazz with house, hip-hop and EDM music for an electrifying new sound, as dancers from Ritmo Caliente teach accompanying moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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