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Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity

May 19, 2010 | By |

The fabulously diverse 2010 Luminato festival, taking place June 11-20th in Toronto, includes many incredible ways to connect to, learn about, and celebrate Africa.

In theatre, the line-up includes The Africa Trilogy by Volcano Theatre.  This “powerful and innovative triple bill examines the multifaceted relationship between Africa and the West”.

One of the fascinating films being shown is Sembène: The Making of African Cinema, on June 12th. 

The musical offerings are truly spectacular, including Global Music: Rock the Casbah & An African Prom on June 12th.  The amazing Malian musician, Salif Keita, is the closing act in the free Global Blues concert on June 19th.  

Among the literature events being offered, African Literature sounds particularly intriguing.  “Reading from Dreams in a Time of War, 2009 Booker Prize nominee Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o shares memories of the Kenya of his childhood.  Nigerian politics and disaster capitalism are among the targets of Carole Enahoro’s satiric debut novel Doing Dangerously Well, while in Harare North, Brian Chikwava, winner of the 2004 Caine Prize, looks at the precarious lives of Zimbabwean refugees in London.” 

If you attend any of these events, we would enjoy hearing your comments!