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TIFF FILM Middle of Nowhere

Middle of Nowhere
Middle of Nowhere
Opens Friday, February 8 A young woman brings anguish to herself and those around her through her blind devotion to her imprisoned husband, until a chance encounter leads her to reclaim the life she had almost given away. Writer-director Ava DuVernay won the Best Director prize at Sundance for her elegant, emotionally complex second feature.Get tickets now

Middle of Nowhere
Opens Friday, February 8…ends February 14 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square 350 King Street West Toronto

Black History Month Concert Series presents Ruth Mathiang & Waleed Abdulhamid

 

Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

Event Type

Venue Melody Bar Cover FREE

Music Africa and the Gladstone Hotel present yet another concert series featuring some of the African best talent in Toronto and the diaspora. Tonight we welcome Ruth Mathiang & Waleed Abdulhamid.

Waleed Abdulhamid and Ruth Mathiang are both from Sudan. They sing in Arabic, Nuer, and Kiswahili. Ruth Mathiang comes from a musical family, where both her parents were musicians in their youth. In Kenya, she performed with local musicians, in styles ranging from traditional music to hip hop. Her dream of having her own CD came true when she immigrated to Canadato attend the University of PEI and in 2002 released her first CD My Cry, Peace, a collection of gospel/peace songs. In 2005-2006, she recorded her second album Butterfly, a mixture of her favourite styles of music, from hip-hop, reggae, afrobeat, to gospel. It received great praise, reviewers invariably noting Mathiang’s soaring voice, her great versatility and her ability to find intimacy even in songs intended for huge crowds. “I believe freedom is in the heart and when we let love in, freedom awaits our invitation. I sing and write about the struggle of the human heart to open and let freedom shine,” she says.

Capoeira: An Afro-Brazilian Art

Fri Feb 08, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spadina Road

Join Master Marcio Mendes from Muiraquita Capoeira as he takes you through the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira

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