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What’s On Calendar
August 5–11, 2019

Harbourfront Centre strictly adheres to Ontario Public Health guidelines, ensuring a safe return for our audiences and artists.

Island Soul 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Tun up for some of that island soul and celebrate Caribbean culture through music.

Family Carnival Crafts

Monday, August 5, 2019
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Families come join visual artist Karen Bell-Higgins in making carnival masks and Afro-Caribbean inspired necklaces in the Kids Tent.

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Monday, August 5, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

You won’t want to miss this high-energy, award-winning youth ensemble as they inspire you to move to the sounds of Calypso, Soca, Raggae, Latin, R&B and more.

Calypso Stars

Monday, August 5, 2019
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us for Calypso Stars, the annual collaboration concert between Harbourfront Centre and the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes.

Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle

Monday, August 5, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Come and experience the journey of Calypso Rose, a militant and authentic woman and the uncontested diva of Calypso music.

Summer Camps

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

From Greece to Granada

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm

Songs by Theodorakis, Federico García Lorca, and Manuel de Falla, performed by Maria Soulis (mezzo-soprano), William Beauvais (guitar, and Tanya Charles Iveniuk (violin). Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Dancing on the Pier: The 20's, 30's and 40's

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Learn to swing dance with Shonesee Devereux and dance the night away to music from the 20s, 30s and 40s played by the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

Summer Camps

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

The Maghreb Project

Friday, August 9, 2019
8:00pm

The Maghreb project brings the desert sounds of the Sahara region of North Africa to life and crosses cultural borders.

Zahara

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:45pm –11:00pm

Zahara, birth name Bulelwa Mkutukana, creates original music that blends several musical genres including neo-soul, Afro-pop sounds, traditional Xhosa rhythms, gospel, reggae and blues.

Mohamed Diaby & Manding Foli Kan Don

Saturday, August 10, 2019
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Mohamed Diaby brings over 23 year’s experience in multi-disciplines of Guinea’s musical instruments, dance styles and traditions to the stage.

Siraba Drum Workshop with Amadou Kienou

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join Master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou at the Siraba ("the meeting place on the road") as he shares the universal language of the drum. Djembes will be available for participants.

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

Brian Litvin & Jabulani

Saturday, August 10, 2019
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Based in Toronto, Brian Litvin brings his homegrown blend of Zulu folk music, township jive and Cape Town jazz to audiences across Canada. He has performed as a solo artist and together with his band Jabulani.

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

DJ Moussa & ZahraMoves

Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

ZahraMoves perform traditional West African dance as DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of music.

Afro Fusion Dance with Percy Anane-Dwumfour

Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Afro Fusion is the fusion of African dance genres such as hip hop, house, and jazz. It's a fun workshop that uses Soulful House, Afro House and Hip Hop music to get a killer workout and all out body moving experience.

Elvis Bokosha

Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Elvis Bokosha is a passionate singer, guitarist and songwriter from Zimbabwe. His music styles include Afro-jazz and reggae.He has released a number of albums with popular artists, and his latest release is titled Shanda.

Adam Solomon

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Born in Kenya, this Juno award winner is a masterful guitarist and composer with a unique sound that combines African blues, jazz and popular music spiced with traditional coastal East African rhythms.

Olivier Tshimanga

Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:30pm –11:00pm

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Olivier Tshimanga, considered one of the greatest Congolese guitarists of the 21st century, makes his Toronto debut.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

IZimba Arts

Sunday, August 11, 2019
1:30pm – 2:00pm

IZimba Arts is a collective of African performing artists who pursue art as an instrument for community engagement. The group specializes in performances and workshops that include high-energy traditional and urban dances from Southern Africa

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Ruth Mathiang

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:15pm – 4:00pm

Ruth Mathiang has quickly become one of the rising stars of African music in Toronto. Her elegant melodic sound has been described as “a mixture of traditional African music with hip hop, afro beat, jazz and reggae-inspired.”

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

Raags of Love and Devotion

Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00pm

Ramneek Singh (voice), Ravi Naimpally (tabla), and Hardeep Chana (harmonium) weave mesmerizing improvisations on Hindustani classical raags. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Benkadi

Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Benkadi presents an authentic experience of West African traditions.

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