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MUSICFROM
PEOPLE
CITY

THE ISLAND
CONNECTION

Today’s “Toronto sound” refers to music produced by artists like Drake and The Weeknd, whereas decades ago the term meant rock, folk, and country. What changed? A large and sustained influx of immigrants from the West Indies and African diaspora, who brought reggae, soca, calypso and more deep into Toronto’s soul. Join award-winning singer, writer, and broadcaster Jemeni and producer DJ Agile as they spin records with special guests and discuss how these incoming sounds continue to shape Toronto’s sonic identity.


Jackie Mittoo ‘Wishbone’ single


Contributors

Toronto Public Library

Planet of Sound

  • Toronto Reference Library
  • David Sax
  • DJ Agile
  • Del Cowie

More Information

www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

THE ISLAND
CONNECTION

09 Jan 2018

6pm
Toronto Reference Library Beaton Auditorium
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

 

Filed under:
Diaspora,Music

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