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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

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

Let’s play OWARE

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
York Woods

Play one of the world’s oldest board game, OWARE. Brush up on your skills and challenge other teens to compete with you during African History month. Register in person or call 416-395-5980. Teen Area

The PaMoja Project
An(other) Antilles:
The Sir George Williams Affair
and the Black Caribbean Experience in 1960’s Montreal
February 16, 2013 | 5pm – 11am
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Street East, Suite 260, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7
Ticket Rice: $25

Through a documentary showing and visual media exhibit, An(other) Antilles explores the experiences of Black Caribbean peoples’ and their arrival stories during the 1969 Sir George Williams Affair in Montreal, Canada. The stories shared, wind through immigration, race, and the small but formidable Black Power movement in Montreal.

Dalton Higgins
Drake, Race and The New Publishing Biz
February 16, 2013
BAND Gallery, 1 Wiltshire Ave., Unit 134, Toronto, ON M2N 2V7

Author Dalton Higgins discusses his book Far From Over about actor/rapper Drake. FAR FROM OVER: The Music and Life of Drake is the first biography of the platinum-selling hip-hop artist to hit shelves. In this book, award-winning journalist Dalton Higgins examines Drake’s transition from heartthrob Canadian actor, Aubrey Drake Graham, to the hip-hop superstar famous around the world. Featuring original interviews and insights surrounding the history of Canada’s hip hop scene, and detailing the background cultural conditions in Toronto that helped create the Drake phenomenon, this one of a kind biography / Toronto hip hop history book reveals the still unfolding story of an artist whose star continues to rise.



African Canadian Roots Series

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a two-part series on African Canadian Roots led by genealogist and historical researcher Hilary Dawson. In the first part, learn about Ontario Black History and source…



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