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352. Start Celebrating Black History Month with Kuumba This Weekend

Harbourfront Centre has just informed us of the highlights of its Kuumba weekend February 1-3. Performing are many talented local and international artists from the African and Caribbean diaspora. Please let us know if you know of others not-to-be missed. We are currently composing another Blog with many more events for the rest of February. Thanks, Harbourfront.

An Evening with Dwayne Morgan (in partnership with Authors at Harbourfront Centre)
Friday, Feb. 1 from 8-11 p.m. – Free
The official launch of Dwayne Morgan’s new book, Everyday Excellence, followed by an evening of soul music and spoken word performances.

  • 10th Anniversary Celebration of The Trane Studio
    Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. ($15 plus tax).
    An all-star lineup of local and international artists including Alexander Brown, Waleed Abdulhamid, Ernest Dawkins, Ursula Rucker, pay tribute to what would have been the 10th Anniversary of the Trane Studio. Hosted by CBC’s Garvia Bailey.
  • Afrofusion with Esie Mensah
    Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. – Free
    Learn how to create a fusion of styles with no boundaries allowing a new style of dance to emerge. Fuse traditional movements from West Africa with various styles such as house, hip hop, contemporary and more. Fun time for the whole family!
  • Kuumba Hair Showcase, Film Screening and Panel Discussion
    Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m. – Free
    I Heart My Hair, Kinky Kreations Hair Salon and other industry professionals explore the wonders of black hair through panel discussions, a hair show and film.
  • Soca On Ice (part of DJ Skate Nights)
    Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8-11 p.m. – Free
    Dr. Jay De Soca Prince spins soca and calypso music on The Natrel® Rink at this annual Caribbean party on ice. Skate rentals available. Hosted by CBC’s Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond
  • Kuumba Gospel Lounge
    Sunday, Feb. 3 from 4-6 p.m. – Free
    A two-hour gospel extravaganza featuring a full choir, choral groups and soloists including Karen Jewels, Jermaine Shakespeare and The Mount Zion Fellowship Choir.

For more information call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, M5J 2G8

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