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THE VISUAL EVOLUTION OF DANCEHALL CULTURE IN TORONTO

 

THE LISA BAILEY VISUAL EVOLUTION OF DANCEHALL CULTURE IN TORONTO

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The Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture in Toronto Photographic Exhibition

TORONTO – On February 1, 2013, Lesia Bailey, Photojournalist, Motivator and Advocate mounts her second photo exhibition aptly named “The Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture in Toronto”. This exhibition is featured as part of TD Then & Now 2013 Black History Month Series.

Where: Fourth Eye Gallery, 438 Parliament Street, Toronto, (416) 519-6456

Why: To expose the good, bad and ugly of a often maligned and misunderstood music that originated with marginalized people of Jamaica, and spread across the world to large urban areas like Toronto. This is an important and purposeful display of a vibrant and meaningful aspect of pop culture, called Dancehall.

Who should attend: Everyone and anyone who is interested in art, culture and music, and wants to support a woman who has been toiling for years in an often male dominated culture.

When: The “Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture within Toronto” the exhibit runs from February 1st to 16th, 2013.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2013 (5pm -11pm) –
Panel Discussion (Selectors and Promoters) beginning at 7pm.
Closing Reception: Saturday,February 16, 2013(5pm -11pm) –
Panel Discussion (Fashion Ova Style) beginning at 7pm
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About Lesia Bailey:
Lesia Bailey is a Photojournalist who has been working perfecting her craft for over 22 years. She has travelled throughout North America and the Caribbean, covering dancehall events and has been published in major dailies like Mic Check Magazine, It’s Your Time Magazine, Reggaemania, Uprising International, SPLASH, Caribbean Camera Newspaper. Her work has also been featured in other mainstream publications like: The Toronto Sun, The Jamaica Gleaner, Star, Canada Extra, Hardcore Newspaper and many others. This exhibition of thirty 16″ X 20″ photo’s and a multimedia video presentation with over 300 still images, is a compelling story of the evolution and “resiliency ” of dancehall culture with an emphasis on the Canadian vibrancy. It is a must see. Lesia is also an advocate for marginalized people and her online conversation that Ms. Bailey has developed to assist survivors of abuse in the Caribbean community.

Contact Information: For more information on this exciting event please contact Leisa Bailey (416) 992-8377 or email lesiabphotography@hotmail.com or
Janet Millington Lynden Management Group, Toronto, Ontario
(647) 960-7243 or email jlove410@yahoo.com

 
 
 

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