A Summer Celebration of
Music, Dance, Food & Film

Friday, July 13th

Persian All Stars: Amir Amiri and Friends 8pm

Canada’s new Music Masters. Featuring Amir Amiri (santour), Sardar Mohammad jani (Oud & Tar), Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion), Siavash Kaveh Kaveh (Kamancheh), Maneli Jamal (giutar). Persian All Stars celebrates this country’s hidden gems – a wealth of talented world musicians who have arrived in Canada over the decades. Often labouring under the radar of mainstream culture, these exceptional Persian artists explore musical boundaries and ultimately prove there are none!

 

 

 

Mike Wood 9pm

Combining two of Canada’s main exports, comedy and natural resources, Mike Wood is a comedian with a degree in mine engineering.

Starting out as a street performer at outdoor festivals in Canada, Mike developed a slick outdoor stunt comedy show, and has since moved to indoor stages all over the world. He is a successful stand-up comedian, MC/host and actor, but it is Mike Wood’s “Catapulted Cabbage Catch” that has taken him around the world. From Toronto to Singapore, Dublin to Christchurch, Bruges to Barcelona, Mike has performed in every province of Canada and 13 different countries.

Mike’s performance will raise funds for Youth Unlimited

 

 

 

 

The Post 9:30pm

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6-8pm Programs

 

Turkwaz

Turkwaz is a unique combination of four musician/singers, immersed in diverse traditions from mysterious Sufi devotional love songs, to rousing Thracian dance music. Each performer brings a special flavour to the group. Maryem Hassan Tollar draws on her Arabic language heritage, Jayne Brown and Sophia Grigoriadis bring their experience with Greek music to the mix and Brenna MacCrimmon adds her Turkish fascination.

 

 

 

 

Press Gang Mutiny

Hailing from the port of Toronto, ON, Pressgang Mutiny have been roaring out songs of the sea since 2012.  Local favourites in their hometown and on the Canadian and American East Coasts, they are keeping alive a vital tradition of work songs that represents the world’s first truly multicultural music.

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Scurr

Spencer Scurr is a Toronto-based magician with a talent for bringing magic right into the audience’s own hands. Over the past 8 years, Spencer has brought his magic up-close to thousands of audiences at parties, company events, and festivals, as well as regular performances at Toronto’s Harbourfront Center & Detroit’s Motor City Casino.

 

 

 

 

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