It will work! Mayworks Festival May Day Celebration

Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 21:05
The Garrison
1197 Dundas Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 57.6852" N, 79° 25' 22.1772" W
Ontario CA

Mayworks invites everyone to the closing night of the festival to celebrate 25 years with an unforgettable May 1st extravaganza! This year, we mark a historic day by shining the spotlight on the struggles, successes and strength of working class peoples, migrants, undocumented and temporary workers, by joining No One Is Illegal Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region in presenting musicians, dancers and artists who will ignite the stage with dance, words and music to provoke thinking as well as dancing and laughter! It will work!

Our line-up begins with Jamaican-born activist, art educator, and spoken word artist/dub poet Deidre "DLishus" Walton. We continue with MataDanZe, an independent Toronto based interpretative dance group. Next up will be Mama D, whose powerful tenor voice will challenge all the rules of songwriting and work. That will be followed by the energetic vibes of LAL, a collective of musicians that describe their distinctive sound as a fusion of international folk and electronic protest music. Also, the celebrated acoustic duo Marinda and Solari will showcase their unique blend of world-folk with jazz. From there, Red Slam Collective will present a multi-disciplinary set, made up of poetic song-stories infused with hip hop, rez blues, powwow reggae and drum talk. Appearances can be deceiving, and Toronto based artist Humble The Poet has used every misconception and assumption about him to amplify his message to the masses. We will round out the night with singer/songwriter Amai Kuda. Our MC will be Deena Ladd of the Workers Action Centre, and we will close out the night with a local DJ!

$10-15 sliding scale

Doors 7:30, show 8:30

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