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MIDF Presents Drum Beats Black History Month An Evening of Celebration of the Drum and Black Culture

Thursday February 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Free Reception at The Artscape Wychwood Barns with Drumming Performances, An Animated Display of African Drums, Art Works by Local Black Visual Artists

 
PRLog - Feb. 15, 2012 - This event is part of TD’s Then and Now series, an inspiring and entertaining cultural showcase of one of Canada’s prominent communities. The lineup of events includes films, concerts, exhibitions, and performances by a host of Canadian and International artists. Visit www.td.com/thenandnow for more information.

Sponsored by the TD Bank Group in partnership with Mariposa in the Schools.

MIDF Presents Drum Beats, a free showcase Reception with Drumming Performances, An Animated Display of African Drums, Art Works by Local Black Visual Artists on Thursday February 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm The Artscape Wychwood Barns located at St. Clair and Christie Sts.  601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

Featured Artists:

J. R. Wilcox Public School Choir (Grade 5-6) Performing Songs from Gahu
Beyond Sound – Drum and Dance Ensemble youth performers
Muhtadi and The World Drummers – Toronto-based, Afro-Caribbean Rhythms
Michael St. George (b. Jamaica) Dub Poetry and the Oral Tradition
Amara Kante (b. Ivory Coast) – Traditional Malinke
Amadou Keinou (b. Burkina Faso) – Mandingue Rhythms
Baro Dununba – Toronto-based ensemble of West-African drum and percussion
Njacko Backo – Cameroon Contemporary African

For 2012 the Muhtadi International Drumming is launching a new program, Drum Beats, featuring Black artists who provide performances, performance-demonstrations and workshops featuring drumming in GTA community centres, libraries, and schools, during Black History Month 2012. The performances will take place via community organizations, such as community centre and libraries – programs that are in high-demand during Black History Month, especially in libraries. This project will provide access to programming to economically challenged communities by providing subsidies should they require financial support. In this way, we will reach communities that would not normally have access to these artists and art forms.

The Drum Beats series is part of Then and Now, a series of events celebrating Black History Month. For Further information, Community event listings in Libraries and Schools across the GTA for the Drum Beats series please go to http://www.muhtadidrumfest.com/muhtadi-international-drum...

Mariposa In The Schools (MITS)For more information or to book a program for schools or community venues contact:
Mariposa In The Schools (MITS)

Dolores Anderson, Executive Director
Tel: 416 462 9400 Toll Free in Ontario 1-888-255-6487 Fax 416-462-0871
info@mariposaintheschools.ca
www.mariposaintheschools.ca

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Email: media@muhtadidrumfest.com

For additional information about the Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF), please visit: http://www.muhtadidrumfest.com
call 416-848-3838.

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Muhtadi International Drumming Festival MIDF, a three-day annual event held at Queen's Park in Toronto from the 2nd to 5th of June 2011. Celebrates the drum.

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Last Updated:Feb 15, 2012
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