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The Island Connection

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Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Today’s “Toronto sound” refers to music produced by artists like Drake and The Weeknd, whereas decades ago the term meant rock, folk, and country. What changed? A large and sustained influx of immigrants from the West Indies and African diaspora, who brought reggae, soca, calypso and more deep into Toronto’s soul. Join award-winning singer, writer, and broadcaster Jemeni and producer DJ Agile as they spin records with special guests and discuss how these incoming sounds continue to shape Toronto’s sonic identity.

When:
January 9, 2018
6pm

Where:
Toronto Reference Library - Beaton Auditorium
789 Yonge St.
Toronto

Admission:
Free (donations accepted)

Contributors:
Toronto Public Library
Planet of Sound
Toronto Reference Library
David Sax
DJ Agile
Del Cowie

The Island Connection is part of Myseum Presents: Music From People City, a city-wide celebration of exhibits, events, and experiences that showcase how Toronto got its groove. Check out the full program at http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/exhibition/music-from-people-city/

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