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Saturday, March 2 - 7:30 p.m.:

Titans of Toronto Reggae Concert
part of the Eglinton West Project

 

The Reggae scene that sprouted in Toronto 's Eglinton Ave and Oakwood Ave neighbourhood in the 1960s and 70s created artists and sounds that continue to influence the genre to this day. Artists like Jay Douglas, Leroy Sibbles and others, influenced themselves by American R & B, generated music that went on to permeate ska, rock steady, lovers' rock, and Reggae.

Come and see some of the legendary figures in Toronto Reggae on stage together for the first time in ages, playing the music that started it all! This concert is part of a larger project, intended to document and celebrate this important part of Toronto's cultural legacy, as the completion of the Eglinton LRT Crosstown prepares to radically and permanently alter the neighbourhood and landscape.

 

CONFIRMED LIST OF ARTISTS:

LEROY SIBBLES

STRANGER COLE

JAY DOUGLAS

GLEN WASHINGTON

WILLI WILLIAMS

NANA MCLEAN

CAROL BROWN

LIBERTY SILVER

OSSIE D

JIMMY REID

ROY & YVONNE PANTON

JASON WILSON

OTIS GAYLE

TANYA MULLINGS

THE MYSTICS

BERNIE PITTERS

PABLO PAUL

with full live band, Musical Directed by Andrew Craig

CLICK BELOW FOR TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/titans-of-toronto-reggae-ticket…


 

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“Habib Koité is the biggest pop star of Mali” – Rolling Stone

 

“Ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyaté can make notes bend like light rays in the desert heat.” – Time Out Magazine


One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Malian guitarist Habib Koité joins Bassekou Kouyaté, master of the traditional Malian lute known as the ngoni, accompanied by the powerful voice of the Malian singer Amy Sacko for a night of African blues on Tuesday March 5 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

 

Don’t miss what will surely be a tremendous night of world music. Use code FirstFridays to save 20% on select seats. See tocentre.com for more details on the performances and to buy tickets.

 

http://www.tocentre.com/events/habib-koite-bassekou-kouyate


 

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“Fatoumata Diawara has verve to spare” – The Guardian

 

Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights on her new album FENFO. Boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots, it’s a record that defines her as the voice of young African womanhood – proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future and a message that is universal.

 

Don’t miss Grammy-nominated Fatoumata Diawara at the Toronto Centre for the Arts on April 4. Use code FirstFridays to save 20% on select seats. See tocentre.com for more details on the performances and to buy tickets.

 

http://www.tocentre.com/events/fatoumata-diawara


 

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