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  • L.A. Rebellion Shorts I
  • Four short films from directors S. Torriano Berry, Jacqueline Frazier, Abel-Bey and Alile Sharon Larkin.
Saturday February 9
1:00 PM

  • Compensation w/ Dark Exodus
  • Zeinabu Irene Davis’ first feature depicts two tragic love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man, one taking place at the dawn of the twentieth century, the other at the turn of the twenty-first.
Saturday February 9
4:00 PM

The Ontario Black History Society and Heritage Toronto
Discover Black History in Toronto
February 9, 2013 | 9am – 12pm

Did you know that Toronto had a Black Mayor or that Black businesses flourished in this area long before Caribana was ever created? Did you know that the largest convention of Black free men was held in Toronto? Join the Discover Black History in Toronto tour to learn more about these events and numerous others through this guided tour with several opportunities to visit historic sites that connect Black History to important people, events and contributions that will add to your appreciation of Toronto’s early and current diversity, then and now.

Black History Month Family Storytime

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 11:00 am – 11:30 am

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for stories, songs, and rhymes about the Caribbean, Africa and other parts of the world.


Tricks and Wisdom: Tales from Africa with Gail Nyoka

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with storyteller, playwright, author Gail Nyoka. Enjoy a lively afternoon of stories and music. Bring your own drum or shaker to join the fun! Free tickets available at the Childrens Reference De…


Mystic Drumz

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Elmbrook Park

Drumming workshop for ages 6 and up….

One More River To Cross: A musical journey

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a musical retelling of Bryan Prince’s latest book, One More River To Cross. Author Bryan Prince and Curator Shannon Prince are joined by soloist Denise Pelley and pianist Stephen Holowitz in the epic adventure of …


Author Visit: Dalton Higgins

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dalton Higgins (@daltonhiggins5) discusses his latest book, “Far from Over”, about Drake and the growth of the Canadian hip hop community. This program is part of Black History Month at the library….

The Spirit Of Dance Akwaba

Sat Feb 09, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Children 5 years old and up are invited to an interactive program of West African dance, music and song


Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
Drum Beats
January 14 – February 25, 2013
Various Schools
www.muhtadidrumfest.comThe Muhtadi International Drumming Festival presents Drum Beats – a series of performances and drumming activities for communities in Greater Toronto Area libraries, community venues and schools by eight professional performing artists or groups involving children, youth, and adults during Black History Month 2013. The program features Black artists and drumming traditions of Africa and the Caribbean.Jan. 14 Njacko Backo Humewood PS, Toronto
Feb. 9 Njacko Backo TPL-Morningside Branch, Toronto
Feb. 11-20 Njacko Backo West Prepatory Public School, Toronto
Feb. 20 Beyond Sound Empijah TPL-Parkdale Branch, Toronto
Feb 25-Mar. 1 Njacko Backo Corpus Christi School, Mississauga


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