MASHUP MUSIC: Ashkenaz Festival Wrap Up

Celebratory Finale

“The signature event of the Ashkenaz Festival, the Ashkenaz Parade transforms Harbourfront Centre into a swirling cavalcade of music, dance, theatre, masks, giant puppetry, stiltwalkers and various other forms of pomp and pageantry. Once again under the direction of Toronto street theatre stalwarts Shadowland Theatre (Anne Barber and Brad Harley, Artistic co-Directors), the Parade features hundreds of musicians, artists and community participants in a joyful and whimsical procession that serves as the penultimate climax to the Ashkenaz Festival. This year’s Parade is based on an imagined “sequel” to the famous tale of the Golem of Prague, in which the famous monster of Jewish folklore embarks on a journey of self-discovery in order to find love and personal fulfillment.” (cited www.ashkenazfestival2012.sched.org )










Photography by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag

FYI – Mixed Bag Mag recommends checking out Caribbean Tales Film Festival running this week at Harbourfront Centre. More information on film screenings here.

MASHUP MUSIC: The Ashkenaz Festival

Ashkenaz Festival Information

North America’s premier festival of Jewish and Yiddish culture!

This weekend is the Ashkenaz Festival at Harbourfront Centre.

The programming reflects a beautiful mix of artists who draw inspiration from Jewish musical traditions and then mash it up with other traditional music as well as contemporary sources.

Yiddish – Indian – Yemeni – Ugandan – Mexican – Argentinian – Russian

Find out more on the Harbourfront website or the official festival website.

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Image by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag.