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Explore the world around you at this free family festival devoted to the stories that make up our Global Village. Join us at the High Park Amphitheatre for a day-long multidisciplinary celebration of the land we share - with immersive activities and experiences across music, dance, craft, food and storytelling.

The home to a range of peoples dating back thousands of years, today, Toronto is where the world lives. It's more than a place we have come to: It's the place we've built homes, upon the foundational stories, recipes, music, dance, rhythms we've brought with us. The new experiences, ideas and people around us have influenced new directions and traditions, and Global Village will celebrate what that looks, feels, sounds, smells and tastes like.

Based in a selection of works from Canadian Stage's emerging storyteller launchpad, Territorial Tales, which features stories of displacement, migration and settlement, Global Village occurs alongside the 35th-anniversary season of Shakespeare in High Park.

Friday, August 4

11am - 4pm
High Park Amphitheatre
ENTRANCE IS FREE
No RSVP required

Produced by Good Kind Productions

hill stage

Music and dance from across our global village

12:15pm Amai Kuda & Y Josephine - Afro-Venezuelan soul/folk
1:00pm Taurean Clarke - Steelpan-led music for your Caribana weekend
1:45pm Dorjee Tsering - Tibetan folk-and-then-some music and dance
2:30pm Blue Dot Band - Pan-Mid-Eastern/Central-Asian music and dance


main stage

Multidisciplinary performances featuring artists from near and far



11:00am Woodland Cultural Centre program
12:00pm Matias Rechartes/Doug Frisen - Live music with percussion & bass/trombone
+ Territorial Tales Youth Reading - "Afro-Peruana"

12:25pm Territorial Tales youth theatre performance
1:15pm Amely Zhou - Chinese erhu with percussion
+ Territorial Tale Youth Reading - "Those Days Are Gone"
1:40pm Territorial Tales youth theatre performance
2:40pm Territorial Tales youth theatre performance
2:45pm Kamancello - Kurdish kamanche and cello
+ Territorial Tale Youth Reading - "Warrior's Journey from the Horn"
3:15pm Neema Children's Choir - Song, dance and percussion from Kampala, Uganda


food demos

Dig into our local harvest, and the stories behind Syrian culinary culture


11:45-12:30pm Not Far From the Tree - Cider demo
12:45-1:45pm Sang Kim/Not Far From the Tree - Kimchi demo
2:00-2:45pm Baraka Bites - Syrian food demo


crafts

Experience and explore Eastern-European folk-arts traditions with Folk Camp Canada

12:00pm Weaving demo
1:15pm Tassles/pompom demo
2:30pm Embroidery demo


music workshop


Get behind, and inside, the music of the islands to kick off your Caribbean Carnival weekend

11:45pm Taurean Clarke - Hands-on steelpan workshop


all day

Arts experiences where the canvas might be on an easel, or might be on your own body


Graffiti/painting-storytelling with Luvsumone
Henna tattoos by Leezee’s Henna Art

ARTISTS & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SHAKESPEARE IN HIGH PARK IS SUPPORTED BY THE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND SPORT THROUGH THE CELEBRATE ONTARIO PROGRAM