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Feast In The East
July 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm - July 28, 2019 at 2:00 amFree
Feast In The East is a food, music, and art installation series originally located in Toronto’s east end. Presented by the City of Mississauga, Feast In The East brings its 74th edition to the Small Arms Inspection Building. The evening features Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar from Niger, kulintang ensemble Pantayo, and a DJ/Live PA set by Raf Reza; with immersive visual art projects by Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Arezu Salamzadeh, and Khanh Tudo; and a Nigerian Suya-spiced dinner by local Nigerian-inspired caterer, Twins In Kitchen – TIK.
Come early for an artist talk at 4pm by Khanh Tudo as part of ongoing public programming series re:placement, can we find a way? curated by Anu Radha Verma.
Schedule of events:
7:00pm doors + dinner
9:30pm Mdou Moctar
11pm to late Raf Reza
Limited capacity. Reserve your free ticket.
Limited number of $10 (+ service charge) round-trip SHUTTLE BUS seats available for advance purchase at ticketing link.
- Stop 1: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education (918 Bathurst St just north of Bloor), departing at 6:30pm
- Stop 2: Queen St W and Triller Ave in Parkdale (by the U-Haul lot), departing at 7pm
- Arrival at SAIB approximately 7:30pm
- Midnight from SAIB to Stop 2 (approx 12:15 arrival) and Stop 1 (approx 12:30 arrival)
- 2:00am from SAIB to Stop 2 (approx 2:15am arrival) and Stop 1 (approx 2:30am arrival)
Free dinner is first come, first served. Reserve your meal, veggie or halal chicken, as part of the registration process. Note: Dinner contains nuts.
Family friendly. Cash bar.
Accessible space, all-gender single-user washrooms available.
Niger based songwriter / guitarist Mdou Moctar brings his contemporary electronic adaptions of traditional Tuareg guitar music to Mississauga. Touring behind his newest studio record, Ilana: The Creator with a full band, Moctar’s music has come a long way from the West African trading network of cellphones & memory cards that spurred his fame & his starring role in the Nigerien re-invention of “Purple Rain” aka “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai,” which translates as “Rain the Color of Red with a Little Blue In It.” Constantly evolving the forms of Tuareg music Moctar’s latest venture sees him dip into psych trance territory. Guitar grooves swirl in a never ending dance with each other, only breaking out into blistered solos over a locked in rhythm section. True desert psych the band prods forward as vocal pattern slip upward into a guitar fuelled heat sink. Merging western rock shredding with the patience & momentum of Tuareg folk tradition, Moctar creates a unique & lasting sonic world.
Pantayo is an all-women lo-fi R&B gong punk queer collective based in Toronto, combining percussive metallophones and drums from the kulintang traditions of southern Philippines with synth-based electro grooves.
DJ/mood masher/creative soul Raf Reza (Cosmic Resonance Records) blends sonic landscapes together with ease, merging dance floor momentos with shifting synth nodes and airy nods. Percussive notes shuffle as organ swells move under sparkling electronic pulses. Though Reza’s dance floor sensibilities shine, he also drops in for the long game building kraut inspired synth droners, full of climbing electronic patterns and glowing cosmic hums. Synthetic notes decay in a forest of minimalist inspired beats. Meditative moods grow into distorted grooves, lost post punk guitar licks, busted beats, zapping synths slap back on themselves. Raf brings the party, the choice vibe, the rejuvenation zone & so much more. Hang late for the post vibes party!
Dinner Menu (may contain nuts):
Suya Chicken* OR Suya Vegetable Skewers
Fried Rice & Coleslaw
Puff Puff & Ice Cream
This Feast In The East is in partnership with Good Kind Productions and Polyphonic Ground, 10 GTA-based presenters of culturally-diverse music. PG is made possible through grants from Canada Council, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Toronto Arts Council.
Feast In The East is made possible through support from the City of Mississauga, Small World Music Society and Wellington Brewery. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.