Kuumba: Celebrating Black History Month at Harbourfront Centre

Kuumba: Celebrating Black History Month at Harbourfront Centre

Please mark your calendars for two very exciting, jam-packed weekends – February 5-6, 2011 (Program 1) and February 12-13, 2011 (Program 2) –  commemorating black history, arts and cultural events.

“Harbourfront Centre honours the act of bearing witness to the African Diaspora with the celebration of Kuumba presented by TD, which includes Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the US, and anywhere people of African descent have made a significant contribution to the culture.

Kuumba presented by TD is an all-ages festival celebrating the African Diaspora, and most events are FREE in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ”

Please click on the highlighted titles below to get more info for the events.

Here are the events that require admission fees:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

8:30PM – 11:00PM Theatre: Ebony & Ivory Comedy Bash hosted by Kenny Robinson

Sunday, February 6, 2011
3:00PM – 6:00PM Dance: Beat the Street Dance Showdown

Here is a chronological list of 34 free festive  events:

Program 1

Saturday, February 5, 2011

12:00PM – 6:00PM Visual Arts: Various Exhibitions

1:00PM – 3:00PM Film: Bravo!FACT Shorts

1:00PM – 5:00PM Family: All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

1:30PM – 3:00PM Dance: Jaivah Nouvel Exposé Dance Troupe

1:30PM Film: Mama Africa

2:00PM – 4:00PM Family, Literary Arts, Workshop: The Crayon Box That Talked

3:00PM – 4:30PM Music: Jamesking

4:00PM – 6:00PM Film: Black Mother Black Daughter w/ Discussion

4:30PM – 5:30PM Dance: Cadence Dance Academy

8:00PM – 11:00PM Music: Music, Skating: Motown Mixer featuring DJ D. Brown

Sunday, February 6, 2011

12:00PM – 6:00PM Visual Arts: Various Exhibitions

1:00PM – 5:00PM Family: All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

1:30PM – 3:30PM Family, Literary Arts, Workshop: The Crayon Box That Talked

2:00PM – 3:00PM Music: Amadou Kienou

2:30PM – 3:30PM Music: Natasha Waterman

5:00PM – 6:00PM Music: Pablo Terry & Sol de Cuba

Program 2

Saturday, February 12, 2011

12:00PM -10:00PM Visual Arts: Mas Camp Centre’s Carnival Costumes

1:00PM – 5:00PM Family: All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

1:30PM – 3:30PM Family, Crafts: Create Your Own Carnival Head Pieces

1:30PM – 2:30PM Dance, WorkShop: Leon Blackwood

2:00PM – 3:30PM Film: Trinidad & Tobago Kiddies Carnival

2:30PM – 3:30PM Music: Carlos Morgan

3:30PM – 4:30PM Dance, Workshop: Capeoira Camara Drum and Dance Workshop

5:00PM – 6:00PM Dance, Music: Magia Negra

6:00PM Family: Kuumba Carnival Parade

8:00PM – 9:30PM Theatre: Man 2 Man followed by Q-and-A

8:00PM – 11:00PM Music, Skating: Soca on Ice featuring Dr. Jay De Soca Prince

Sunday, February 13, 2011

12:00PM – 6:00PM Visual Arts: Mas Camp Centre’s Carnival Costumes

1:00PM – 5:00PM Family: All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

1:30PM – 2:30PM Dance, Music, Workshop: Afro Cuban Dance Workshop with Irina Bravo

1:30PM – 3:30PM Family, Crafts: Create Your Own Carnival Head Pieces

1:30PM Film: Trinidad & Tobago Kiddies Carnival

2:00PM – 6:00PM Music: Kuumba Gospel Fest 2011

4:00PM – 5:00PM Theatre, Workshop: Cirque Afro Cuban featuring Eduardo Dorticos

Please click here for Directions and Maps.

GETTING THERE BY CAR – PLEASE NOTE!
PARKING: The York Quay South Lot (P2) on Queens Quay West, between York and Lower Simcoe Streets, is closed indefinitely for construction. Please click here for alternate parking locations and instructions.

Contact Info
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5J 2G8
Phone | 416-973-4600
Fax | 416-973-6055

Happy Black History Month!

4 Responses to “34 Free Festive Events Celebrating Black History Month at Harbourfront Centre: Kuumba”

  1. Peter Mykusz says:

    The winners of Kuumba Festival Beat the Street Dance Showdown 2011 at Harbourfront:
    http://www.vimeo.com/19791398

  2. editor says:

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for this interesting info and great video at: http://www.vimeo.com/19791398.

  3. Peter Mykusz says:

    Highlight videos of the first 2 days of Kuumba. http://www.vimeo.com/20416911
    http://www.vimeo.com/20435525

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