Ethnic Music

Jun 22 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Mavis Staples is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist. She has recorded and performed with her family's band The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist.
Jun 23 2018 (Saturday), 12:00 PM
Join us on Saturday June 23 for a fun filled day at our Annual Traditional Pow Wow. Free event, open to public. There will be traditional dancing and drumming, craft vendors and information tables, food and drink sales, Red Pepper children's activity area. This year APTN has partnered with us to present a LIVE televised Round Dance at 1:30. This is the fourth year Na-Me-Res has partnered with Fort York to present our traditional pow wow. Many thanks to Canada Heritage and Toronto Arts Council for your generous support towards the success of our Pow Wow
Jun 21-24 2018
The Indigenous Arts Festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts and food.
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.
Aug 26 2018 (Sunday)
From the hit Hong Kong drama “Heart and Greed”, Louise Lee will be performing Cantonese & Mandarin classics and Louis Yen will be impersonating some of Hong Kong’s most famous singers.
Sep 29-30 2018
The Dybbuk takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology, the evocative work is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic.
Oct 26 2018 (Friday)
Goran Bregović and his world-famous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra deliver the undeniably original voice of a unique land to the Sony Centre stage for one night only.
Nov 01 2018 (Thursday)
Known simply as “The Voice” in his home country of South Africa, Singer-Songwriter and Poet-Activist, Vusi Mahlasela has launched a special new project honoring the musical traditions born in Apartheid townships.
Nov 07 2018 (Wednesday)
Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers.
Nov 16 2018 (Friday)
As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. He returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage.
Nov 22-23 2018
Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the choir had the privilege of performing in front of multiple times. SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR is an awe-inspiring 20 member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.
Dec 04 2018 (Tuesday)
Her unmistakable vocal prowess, improvisational virtuosity, and vocal style has led her to record and perform with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and has become the first creative chair for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Apr 29 - Dec 06 2018
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast!
Feb 01-03 2019
Direct from Elcho Island, Australia, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning “Chooky” with a Yongu accent and Mala meaning “mob”) perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and storytelling. Toronto audiences will experience some of the more intimate moments and turning points that have shaped Djuki Mala and a rare and insightful view into Aboriginal Australia. If there is one show this year that is guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy then Djuki Mala is it!
Mar 16-17 2019
Sigma is a spectacular new cross art-form production in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. The production showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, celebrating the dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance.
Mar 21 2019 (Thursday)
The ever popular Kodo returns to Toronto after four years with a new show "Evolution". The drummers are noted for their strength, endurance and discipline in addition to the immaculate and virtuoso taiko drumming.
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!