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Toronto Black History Month Events - Kuumba 2016 at Harbourfront Centre
02 Feb 2016
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Toronto Black History Month Events - Kuumba 2016 at Harbourfront Centre

Toronto Black History Month Events at Harbourfront Centre



Kuumba 2016



Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West



February 5-7th


Named after the sixth principle of Kwanzaa's weeklong celebration of African culture – meaning "creativity" and the enrichment of community in all ways possible – Kuumba 2016 brings three days of dynamic programming to Harbourfront Centre, February 5-7th. In Toronto, Black History Month is a treasured time of year, with this three-day cultural celebration at its precipice. Designed to entertain and engage topical issues through concerts, conversations, comedy, and dance, many of the weekend's events are free, while others have a nominal ticket charge. A handful of highlights include:


Black Like She – Women in Comedy Showcase

February 5th, 9-11pm

Brigantine Room – FREE

Aimed at ages 19+, this brazen night of female comedians mixes improv and stand-up to explore gender-race issues through the insightful lens of laughter.


Black Youth as an Endangered Species

February 6th, 3-4pm

Brigantine Room – $20

This passionate discussion promises to be one of the most talked about events at Kuumba, tackling the unfortunate intersection of institutional violence and minority youth.


Dispatches from Tomorrow

February 6th, 9-11pm

Brigantine Room – $20

"The Grandfather of Rap," Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, joins one of Gil Scott-Heron's most celebrated understudies, Malik Al Nasir, for a historic night of spoken word focused on the relationship between Islam and hip-hop.


Kuumba Marketplace

February 6-7th

Garage Bays

The epicenter of weekend shopping, handmade Diaspora art and hard-to-find African products abound at this vibrant, bustling market, just 10 minutes from our hotel.


Water Carry Me Go – A Fashion-Art Exhibition

February 6-7th

Architecture Gallery

Seven designers exhibit their striking work in this rare collection of visionaries hailing from as far as South Africa, Brazil, Uganda, Nigeria, the U.K. and Trinidad and Tobago.


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