The New Embassy: Hope and the Human Spirit
February 25 at 7pm
Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.
Curated by author Canisia Lubrin, The New Embassy’s opening event features a lively and provocative programme of music, theatre and poetry. Experience the rhythms of Joy Lapps, leader of the Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz ensemble The Joy Lapps Project; a gripping monologue about the Springhill mining disaster of 1958, by Beau Dixon, presented as a selection from his one-man show Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story; as well as an appearance from Griffin Poetry Prize-shortlisted poet Aisha Sasha John. This event is presented as part of Kuumba, which is supported by TD Ready Commitment and the Government of Canada.
This event will take place virtually. Please return to this page on February 25 at 7pm ET to watch the event. The video will be available to view for 72 hours.
This event has undergone a participant change. Please be advised that Erica Violet Lee, originally scheduled for this event, can no longer appear. The event will proceed, with apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change.
Curated by Canisia Lubrin
Produced by Toronto International Festival of Authors
Co-Presented with Kuumba
Supported by TD Ready Commitment and the Government of Canada.
The New Embassy event series is funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital NOW program.