Reggae Night - Black Futures on Eglinton

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Nia Centre For The Arts

524 Oakwood Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 2X1

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A live band and performers will use song and story to take you on a journey to reflect on belonging and the power of community.

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Food and refreshments provided

Performers

  • Jay Douglas - Multi- Juno nominated artist
  • Carol Brown - Reggae Ar
  • Pumpin
  • Live band
  • + more

Conversation

In the 80s, the Eglinton Avenue West and Little Jamaica neighbourhoods had more reggae record stores than anywhere in the world outside of Kingston Jamaica. Reggae legends moved to the neighbourhood, traveled the world, and still call the area home. Today, younger artists have come to the neighbourhood to connect with others to learn their craft and connect with mentors.

Music is a central part of Black culture. To create, experiment, share joy and the emotions of struggle and pain. Join us in Reggae Night for live music, and story telling on the experience of being an artist during the 80s, experiencing change coming due to the Eglinton LRT, and muse in music "what would Eglinton look like in 30 years if it supported Black artists"?

About Black Futures on Eglinton?

Black Futures on Eglinton is a project focused on exploring the past, present, and ideal future cultures of Black residents in the Eglinton Avenue West and Little Jamaica neighbourhoods. Led by CP Planning and community partner Black Urbanism TO, this project seeks to engage Black leaders and all community members in tackling anti-Black racism by providing opportunities for residents to share the following with community and the City:

  • the history of Black culture in the neighbourhood
  • the impact of Black culture on community, the City of Toronto and beyond
  • the systemic discrimination faced by Black residents
  • the local leadership, entrepreneurship, and identity of Black residents
  • the ideal future Black culture for Black residents in the neighbourhood
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