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T O R O N T O
FACE OF THE FRIEND
Music & Whirling performance
Fri February 7 2014  |  7:45 PM
Fairview Library Theater, 35 Fairview Mall Drive
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An evening of mystical Persian music inspired by the poetry of Rumi and Nimatulahvali with Soley & Friends and Sufi Sema dance by the whirling dervishes of Canada.

Tickets available online & at Saraye Bamdad (10720 Yonge St. Richmond Hill, Tel: 905-780-5947 ) and Pegah Book Store (5513 Yonge, North York, Tel: 416-223-0850) $40-$60. rumi.canada@gmail.com



H A L I F A X
TD THEN AND NOW - DUB DANCE REVOLUTION
Spoken Word performance
Sat February 22 2014  |  7PM  |  FREE
Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth NS
Dub, Dance, REVOLUTION! is an act of Afrikan resistance and empowerment through mashing up art. Featuring the spoken word collective Word Iz Bond, the youth of Centerline Studios, and filmmakers, poets, dancers and artists including founding dub poets from across Canada, this show captures the spirit of liberation through spontaneous and collaborative art making. The maroon spirit of Nova Scotia rises through this exploration of Afrikan art form, voice, movement and power.


B A N F F
The Banff Centre Spoken Word Program
Mon March 31 - Fri April 11 2014
Faculty: Tanya Evanson, Director (QC), Emilie Zoey Baker (Australia), Jean-Pierre Makosso (BC - Congo-Brazzaville). Guests: George Elliott Clarke (NS-ON), Steven Ross Smith (ON-AB)

SEMA SPACE  |  ESPACE SEMA
WHIRLING MEDITATION SESSIONS
4th Sundays of the month
starting Sun February 23 2014  |  2-3:30PM  |  $5
4374 boul. St. Laurent, 2nd floor, MONTREAL QC
These gatherings are for anyone wishing to work on the basics of whirling; the powerful, challenging and ecstatic moving meditation of Rumi, the Sufi Whirling Dervishes and beyond. The future is ancient. Bring your passion, patience, loose clothing and good socks. Arrive 15 minutes early to settle in. info@mothertonguemedia.com   FB EVENT  

Feb 23  |  Mar 23  |  Apr 27  |  May 25  |  Jun 22  |  Jul 27  |  Aug 24  |  Sep 28  |  Oct 26  |  Nov 23  |  Dec 28
 
Tawhida Tanya Evanson has over a decade of study under Turkish Rifa'i Marufi Sheikh Sherif Baba Catalkaya and Open Secret Semazenbashi / Teacher Raqib Brian Burke. She has performed and taught across Europe, Turkey, Japan, Canada and the U.S. as part of the Vancouver Rumi Society and music groups Mercan Dede (Turkey) and Niyaz (Iran-Canada). She is also a poet, performer, producer and educator.


WOMANSPEAK
A JOURNAL OF WRITING AND ART BY CARIBBEAN WOMEN   |  VOL 7 2014
(Lynn Sweeting Ed. WomanSpeak Books)
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CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN CANADIAN POETRY (Frontenac 2013)
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