November 19, 2017
  • Matapa Music and Arts Organization

World Music Series – Meeting Places: Irshad Khan, Terra Lightfoot & Zal Sissokho October 19 2013

World Music Series – Meeting Places: Irshad Khan, Terra Lightfoot & Zal Sissokho October 19, 2013 World Music” – what does it mean exactly? Why not just call it music? The next concert in the Matapa Music & Arts World Music Series asks that question with a unique performance. Three artists from Canada, Senegal and …

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Zal Sissokho – February 23 as part of Roots en Route

Zal Sissokho at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts A Closer Look at this Artist: Not all West African musicians are griots, the conveyers of the oral traditions of the Kouyaté, Diabaté and Sissokho castes, the three major family groups that continue to hand down the memory of the Mandingo peoples. Others such as Gaolo …

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Tich Maredza Band – February 21, 2013

Tich Maredza February 21, 2013 at ARTWORD Artbar 7:30pm • Tickets available at the venue Swooping down from the vast Zimbabwean plains, Tichaona Daniel Maredza, a guitar in one hand, a drum in the other, and an mbira in his teeth, arrived in Toronto in 2008. Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, he quickly formed a group in …

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John Ellison – Music & Memories

John Ellison – Music & Memorieswith co-author Jon Wells Monday, February 18, 2013 co-presented with Bryan Prince Bookseller at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre – 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton a FREE event Born in a poor coal mining village in West Virginia, John Ellison is probably best known for that pop-rock classic, ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’. He’s …

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Langston Vs. McCarthy – Part of Roots en Route

Roots en Route – Theatre One of the things we’re most excited about when it comes to the Roots en Route Festival is the diversity of arts that are represented along with the diversity of perspectives. On February 14 & 16, a remarkable exchange between Langston Hughes, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance and Senator Joe …

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Wesli – in Concert on February 17 2013

Wesli in Concert February 17, 2013 Radio-Canada (CBC) Revelation of the year 2009/2010, Babel Med Music Award in France and Nominee for the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Gala Soba in the World Solo Artist of the Year category. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, Wesley Louissaint aka Wesli built his first guitar at eight years old …

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Roots en Route Launch – February 12, 2013

We’re SUPER excited about the inaugural Roots en Route Festival coming up February 12 to 27, 2013 in Hamilton, Ontario. There’s a full slate of events available on the Events Page: We’re hoping you’ll join us for all of them! To kick off the festivities, we’re inviting everyone to our launch party – featuring a spoken …

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