Ethnic Music

Feb 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities!
Feb 22 2018 (Thursday), 07:30 PM
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Canada's only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band. Born on the streets of Toronto as a busking band in 2010, the original quartet of guerrilla-folk troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of troops armed with brass and bows and started touring the world.
Mar 07 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song which originated in the 17th century in the South American pampas.
Mar 09-11 2018
Join us in celebrating Nowruz, the Persian/Iranian New Year, with a three day festival of music, dance, theatre, film, visual arts, kids activities, food, and bazaar. This festival includes numerous programming for children and features notable performances and events by prominent Iranian artists. The Tirgan Nowruz Festival is rounded out by a diverse marketplace that present Iranian/Canadian arts and crafts, artisan cuisine, and a variety of culinary delights, as well as a traditional tea house.
Mar 18 2018 (Sunday), 08:00 PM
Award-winning GADFLY presents KLOROFYL: Influenced from the 1964 Japanese film Seven Samurai, warriors need to regain their spark when they are forced to work together for survival. Their turbulent connections with a tribe break them from their emptiness. Once all is set and done, they have the chance to make a first conscious choice: return to their primal state of survival or achieve together what many find risky and impossible: THRIVE.
Mar 29-31 2018
Finding Wolastoq Voice is a story about a young Wolastoqiyik Indigenous woman who has been living in the dark for a very long time but finally is awakened by the sounds and voices of her ancestors. Finding Wolastoq Voice marks the theatrical debut of Samaqani Cocahq (“The Water Spirit”) Natalie Sappier of Tobique First Nation, featuring choreography by Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/British). This piece was developed with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Playwright Residency.
May 14-20 2018
For the third year running, Paprika Festival is partnering with Native Earth to present a week-long festival of work entirely created by young artists. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, this youth-led professional performing arts organization will showcase creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio. With the support of Native Earth, Paprika Festival will also offer a new program dedicated to supporting and presenting the work of young Indigenous artists. Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, design, and arts administration.
Jun 01-30 2018
Weaving Reconciliation gives voice to those who have lived within and around Canada’s long shadow of colonization. A contemporary weaving together of theatre, Indigenous cultural practices and lived experience, this multi-disciplinary production is about our hopes for a good future guided by the principles of our cultural past. Weaving Reconciliation unfolds through the eyes of Old One, whose life story interweaves with his healing journey as he opens up to life’s regrets and hopes.
from Jan 16 2015 to Jan 17 2020
Improvisational Drum Jam The third Friday of the month from 7:30 to 11:00 pm Bring your own instruments and let’s swing in rhythm! 5$ donation at the door, Thanks!