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The world’s largest celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture continues

by NationTalk on July 20, 2012763 Views

Planet IndigenUS Festival Co-Produced by Woodland Cultural Centre
The world’s largest celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture continues
Part II: August 15-19

TORONTO, ON (July 19, 2012) – The biggest contemporary Indigenous cultural festival in the world continues at Harbourfront Centre. Planet IndigenUS co-produced by Woodland Cultural Centre is a ten-day multidisciplinary celebration of contemporary international Indigenous culture with events at Harbourfront Centre, Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and at partner institutions around Toronto and the region and taking place from August 10-19.

Attached, a rundown of events occurring during the second half of the ten-day festival. Highlights of the second half of Planet IndigenUS include:Musical performances by an international assortment of artists including: Derek Miller’s Robbie Robertson Tribute; the hyper-modern-meets-deeply-traditional sounds of Norwegian group Transjoik; New Zealand reggae-dub-funk-and-more act Rhombus; and one of the world’s only Didgeribone masters, Tjupurru;
Australian dance-theatre group Polytoxic’s multi-media, audience-participatory outdoor performance on and around Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel® Pond;
Aboriginal cooking demos and discussions featuring The Wolfman, Rich Francis and others;
Susuriwka – Willow Bridge, a collaboration between Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Yokohama Noh Theatre and Ainu (Japan) musician Oki, and Cheri Maracle’s one-woman show about Pauline Johnson, Paddle Song;
A performance by the legendary singer Susan Aglukark at Woodland Cultural Centre;

…and many more events happening across the city and region…!

Listings information for festival events is below, 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[at]harbourfrontcentre.com | 416 973 4655

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