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Near East – CD & Vinyl Release

Near East – Ravi Naimpally, Ernie Tollar and Demetri Petsalakis – releases their debut recording on CD and vinyl. The concert will feature special guests, Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar and Turkish qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi.

Near East invents their own world-music convention, by bringing together several world music traditions. The Inception of Near East’s Music begins in, Maqam and Iqa’ of the Middle East and Greece, gives way to the raga and tala concepts of North and South India ultimately evolving into group improvisation. From those foundations, Near East harvests a fresh sound, familiar yet surprising. The roots simply cross – pollinate on their own, evolving without additives, without taking anything away.

www.neareasttrio.com

Tickets $20 Advance / $25 Door
Promo code: ArtscapeVIP for 25% off

THE ART OF “BREAKING”: FOR BEGINNERS AGE: 6-12 ***PWYC Policy (Pay What You Can)

INSTRUCTOR: FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ

6-WEEK PROGRAM (6 Consecutive Sundays)
DATES:
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, MARCH 4, 11. 2018
TIME: 12:30-2:00 PM
Regular Ticket: $60.00
Early Bird: $55.00 REGISTER BY 26/01/2018
***PWYC AVAILABLE (Pay What You Can); send request to: thhcc2016@gmail.com
***No Child Left Behind…

LOCATION:
SKETCH STUDIO (LOWER LEVEL)
INSIDE THE “MOVEMENT STUDIO”
ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE
180 SHAW STREET, TORONTO

CONTACT THHCC TO REGISTER:
THHCC2016@GMAIL.COM; OR,
CALL 647-208-3611 (ALICIA)

REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
(SPACE IS LIMITED)

Mini Crit with guest artist Suzy Lake

You will receive honest feedback and encouragement from two established artists. Between the three of us, we will explore ways to further the work so that it is more compelling and engaging. Choose between a 30, 45 or 60 minute critique with myself and a guest artist.

The Brain Storm

An unstructured studio drop-in where artists can meet, talk, brainstorm, share techniques, materials or ideas they are engaged with.

Re: NETCO, Talk and Performance

Presented by YYZ.

RE: TOWARDS A MINOR HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCE
A collection of textual and visual essays based on the exhibition Celebration of the Body organized by Ingrid and Iain Baxter (N.E. Thing Co.) in 1976 in Kingston, Canada, and its reactivation in 2012 in three acts: in Lyon, Saint-Fons and London, by Fabien Pinaroli et al.

Launch of the English-language edition published by the Paris-based it: éditions. The book presents a wide range of responses from artists, curators, and scholars to the 1976 Olympics-themed N.E. Thing Co. Ltd. exhibition held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

What if NETCO … a tactile slide show
A short performance-presentation engaging concepts of counterfactuals by Fabien Pinaroli. This divergent thinking in history will serve certain important features of NETCO veiled since the appearance of photo conceptualism. The performance will also address questions relative to sport, light, and information.

TALK
IAIN BAXTER&
AMY FURNESS
ADAM LAUDER
REBECCA NOONE
FABIEN PINAROLI
CHARLES STANKIEVECH

Contemporary Calligraphy Workshop- Level 2

This is an intermediate contemporary calligraphy workshop, ideal for those who:

– Have taken our Contemporary Calligraphy- Level 1 Workshop OR

– Purchased the Paper Trails Design Co. Calligraphy Kit starter set OR

– Know the basics of using a pen, nibs and forming letters.

In this class, we will go through capital letter variations, understand spacing of letters & words, and work on developing different calligraphy styles. We will work on a small project so you will have a finished work to take home!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

What Next?

This is a brand new workshop designed to help you create conditions for success and figure out how to move your work and your career forward. The discussion will be complimented with information about different types of exhibiting contexts and as a group we will brainstorm for short term solutions that guide you towards your long term goals.

Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents Ubuntu

Ivan Mazuze is a Norway based composer, award-winning saxophonist, and world jazz artist of Mozambique origin.

Ivan Mazuze has recorded and performed with acclaimed international artists such as: Omar Sosa, Manou Gallo, Linley Marthe, Bugge Wesseltolft, Jacob Young, Per Mathisen, Enzo Favata, Enrico Zanisi, Jonathan Butler, Hermeto Pascoal, Ernest Dawkins, and Steve Wilson, to name a few. With his own group he has recently performed at world stage festivals and venues including Peperoncino Jazz Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz Festival, Maputo International Jazz Festival, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Hamilton World Music Festival, Oslo World Music Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Mela Festival, Oslo Kulturnatt, Vossa Jazz Festival, Kampen Jazz, Nasjonal Jazzscene, Cosmopolite Scene, Play Music Festival, International Academy of Music Festival, Grahamstown Jazz Festival, DiVino Jazz Festival, Amapa Jazz Festival, Clube do Choro, Havana International Jazz Festival, Jazztage Gorlitz Festival and more.

In the last seven years, Mazuze has been representing the “world jazz” coming out of Norway at numerous musical events and festivals around the world, in collaboration with Norwegian based cultural institutions such as Arts Council Norway and Music Norway.

The Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents world jazz at its best.

Deeply rooted in African Jazz, his melodic tunes are backed by a powerful rhythm section consisting of electric bass and acoustic piano as pillars, which gives space for improvisations, creating a landscape that moves between Jazz and the African urban soundscape.

In this performance Mazuze will be featuring some of the prominent musicians from Canada and Portugal as an extension of his various collaboration projects.

Ivan Mazuze – saxophones
Jeremy Leadbetter – piano
Rich Brown – bass
Marito Marques – drums

His latest album, “Ubuntu,” is featured in the Compilation album “Jazz from Norway 7th edition.” It affords a good picture of the Norwegian jazz scene today, ranging from mainstream to more modern forms, including what has come to be known as the Nordic sound. The JazzCD.no – 7th set shows the variety, versatility and quality of jazz in Norway today.

Artist website: http://imazuzemusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imazuze/

“Ivan Mazuze personifies generosity of spirit on this album. There is a kind of benevolence and compassion about his work that lifts you, makes you smile and feel good inside. In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ‘Music is the universal language of mankind.’”- David Fischel – Norway

“Ivan has the confidence of a runner who can go at top speed if necessary but who knows the value of superb phrasing and tone.” Anya Wassenberg, Arts and Culture Maven – Canada

“This is the third album that he has recorded and reveals a talented composer and multi-instrumentalist playing at the top of his game.” Chris Baber, Jazz Views