813. April Events in Multicultural Toronto – 2018

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Italy: For this free event and other cultural happenings at the Italian Cultural Centre, see:  https://iictoronto.esteri.it/iic_toronto/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/04/presentazione-della-produzione.html..



Multicultural. Multicultural. Turkey.

Muslim.  Sufi.  Concert. May 16, 2018 is the inaugural  ‘International Day of Living Together in Peace‘.   The initiative was proposed by Sheikh Khaled Bentounes – Honorary Head of the international Sufi order AISA (International Association Sufi Alawiyya NGO) – and adopted as an annual official day by the UN General Assembly on December 8, 2017.

Shams al-Habib – singing poetry of Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi
Shaykh Murat Coskun – leading a Zikr ceremony with music and whirling dervishes of The Rifai Sufi Order

Everyone is welcome to participate and/or observe.

Date: Saturday April 28, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive
Admission: Free (donations are welcome)

Image from Noor Cultural Centre website.

Event PartnersInternational Association Sufi Alawiyya; 
The Nimatullahi Sufi Order
The Inayati Order
Canadian Institute of Sufi Studies
Emmanuel College

Pakistan. SikhLost Heritage: A Sikh Legacy in Pakistan. April 7 – July 2
Peel Art Gallery.  http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/exhibitions/artgallery.asp.

This exhibition of photographs reflects Singapore-based Amardeep Singh’s deep connection to the land of his ancestors – a connection that impelled him to travel to Pakistan in 2014 to re-trace the movement of the Sikhs eastward and to document their journey. Artist Talk: Saturday, April 21, 12 p.m.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada

Image: AMARDEEP SINGH (b. 1966) Gurdwara Chowa Baba Nanak, Rohtas, 2018. Courtesy of the artist

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