It was an intimate and magical evening at Geary Lane while music lovers and supporters met “Under the Bamboo Tent” as Esther Dalton Foundation hosted its inaugural fundraiser in support of the steelpan music access fund.
“Esther Dalton Foundation (EDF) is the love and cultural legacy of a steelpan enthusiast and community leader who pursued opportunities to advance the instrument and leveraged the steelpan community as a tool for youth development.”
Honoured once again to perform for Barbados Foundation Canada as they present Bring On The Spring. I am looking forward to listening to the speech that will be presented by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.
Performances also by the phenomenal Jay Harmony and storyteller Richardo Keens-Douglas.
I can appreciate when companies take it upon themselves to implement an afternoon, day or better yet week, to giving time and space to their employees to share their cultures with one another. Sometimes the way to getting along lies in finding out our similarities and the creative, funny and intriguing differences.
I was invited to partake in a portion of a week long celebration of culture at Concentrix based in Oshawa.
Throughout the week the cultures of India, Mexico, the Caribbean, Italy and Canada were celebrated.
I performed as well as brought some instruments to allow the employees to explore a bit about the art from within my culture (Trinidad). Needless to say, WE HAD A BLAST!
Are you ready?!? Culture Days weekend is here!
I had the opportunity to help kick off this national celebration of arts & culture at the CBC with some of Canada’s top talented artists.
This is the ninth year that Culture Days has been in existence. Drawing it’s inspiration from Quebec’s Journées de la culture, Culture Days has been one of Canada’s exceptional annual events giving opportunities for literally everyone to either share or be a part of something greater.
This weekend you can find lectures, workshops, concerts and more happening in neighbourhoods all around you. Get out, grab a friend or two, and DISCOVER something new!
Article reposted from culturedays.ca website
Culture Days is excited to be hosting a national event to kick off the 2018 Culture Days weekend. Together with media partner CBC, we will be welcoming visitors to join us for performances, activities and speeches as we launch Canada’s annual weekend to celebrate arts and culture.
Location: CBC Barbara Frum Atrium, 250 Front St W, Toronto
Time: Doors at 8:30AM. Remarks and performances at 9AM.
Flamenco dancing with Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
Beat poetry from Toronto's Bam! Youth Slam
Live steel pan performance from steelpannist, Suzette Vidale
Dancing with Holla Jazz
Performances by Manitoulin-based Debajehmujig Theatre
Full performer details are listed below.
This launch is made possible thanks to the support of Chicago Title Insurance Company, our broadcast partner CBC and program partners Aga Khan Museum and Civic Theatres Toronto.
STEELPAN WITH SUZETTE WORKSHOP organized by the Toronto Centre for the Arts
WHERE: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Upper Gallery
WHEN: Saturday September 28, 2018
1pm-2:30pm (All ages)
Join Suzette Vidale as she speaks about the steelpan, a percussive instrument invented in the 20th century. Interactive discussions will include the origins, evolution & current innovations.
Hands On Fun
2:45pm-3:45pm (Ages 8-18)
Learn a simple song, no musical knowledge required.
Youth Workshop for ages 8-18.
It was an HONOUR to CELEBRATE the CENTENARY of Nelson Mandela. 28 years ago he stood at Queen's Park, only 4 months after been released from prison, and delivered a memorable speech to 15,000 people. Special thanks to Dewitt Lee for making this celebration possible, as well Isaiah Vidale-donawa, Jeff Walcott, photographer Shekinah Ashanti Holt and international students.
TheMandela100 #Mandela100 #BeTheLegacy #LivingTheLegacy
HONOURED to have performed at the funeral for former National Cycling Coach for Canada/Trinidad, Emmanuel Desmond, aka "Des" Dickie.
I was taken on a journey described by his family, friends and athletes. They reminisced about stories of sacrifice, cheating death, discipline, charitable giving as well as him and his family embracing others as their own family.
He was an amazing man who selflessly lived a life of LOVE -helping, coaching, motivating, encouraging, inspiring and uplifting those around him.
If we ALL took a page from his life, the world be in a better place. RIEP Des.
#desdickie #cyclingworldicon #monumentoflove #lifeisgood
SURPRISE! Sometimes families gift their loved ones with a steelpan performance. In this case, it was a surprise for both the newly wed couple and their guests right after the wedding ceremony.
Congrats to newlyweds Kara & Irvin!
#springlove #SteelpanElegance @gleneaglegolf club #steelpansurprise #steelpansundays
Another successful year of over 500 students participating in the 29th Annual TDSB Pan Fest at Bickford Centre. With the participation of over 20 schools over a period of 5 days, the last day proved to be standing room only as students performed their selected songs. Special performance by Earl La Pierre had the students on their feet and jammin'.