Planet IndigenUS: Celebrating Contemporary Global Indigenous Culture

by NationTalk on July 12, 2012584 Views

For Immediate Release

Massive Ten-Day Celebration of Contemporary Indigenous Culture:
Planet IndigenUS co-produced with Woodland Cultural Centre
Festival Details, Part I: August 10-14, 2012

Toronto, ON (July 12, 2012) – The biggest contemporary Indigenous cultural festival in the world kicks off at Harbourfront Centre on August 10. Planet IndigenUS co-produced with Woodland Cultural Centre is a ten-day multidisciplinary celebration of contemporary international indigenous culture with events at Harbourfront Centre, Woodland Cultural Centre and at partner institutions around Toronto and the region and taking place from August 10-19.Attached, a rundown of events occurring during the first half of the ten-day festival at Harbourfront Centre, Woodland Cultural Centre and other partner sites.

Highlights of the first half of Planet IndigenUS include:
• A multi-disciplinary Opening Night Spectacle hosted by Wab Kinew and Sarah Podemski;
• Music from an international assortment of artists including: Derek Miller’s Robbie Robertson tribute; Hanggai’s Mongolian folk via Beijing, A Tribe Called Red’s multi-media “Electric Pow-Wow,” and more;
• Visual artist Raymond Boisjoly’s take on the roots of “Toronto” and several group exhibitions;
• Comedy night at Woodland Cultural Centre featuring Don Burnstick and Charlie Hill;
• …and much more!

Listings information for the first half of the festival is attached, and covers events at Harbourfront Centre, co-producer Woodlands Cultural Centre and at partner institutions around the GTA. More info is available at the festival website, harbourfrontcentre.com/planetindigenus. For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER FESTIVALS
Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, not-for-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront. Our summer festival season runs from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend, and features over 20 festivals and events that offer The World in One Place. For more information visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer

ABOUT WOODLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
The Woodland Cultural Centre is a non-profit organization which preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of the First Nations of the Eastern Woodland area.

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Media Contact: Jon Campbell | jcampbell@harbourfrontcentre.com | 416 973 4655

For listings info, hi-res images and more media resources, visit our Planet IndigenUS media page: harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/media/planetindigenus/

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