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Gumbo - February 5th, 2016

  • Royal Ontario Museum - The Den 423 College St Toronto Canada (map)

Everybody makes the flavourful Gumbo soup in their own way and call it by their own name. The Gumbo soup as it is known in Louisiana is called Okro or draw soup in Nigeria, Callalo in Trinidad and Quimbombo in Cuba. The thought behind the GUMBO music series, is similarly as simple as it is complex. 

It is the connection between Afrobeats and Soca that intersects with Reggae/Dancehall and overlaps with Samba, Baille funk and Afro house, with a dash of hip hop & R&B. They feed off each other and they all feed us. Imagine Black Coffee + Shabba Ranks + Machel Montano + WizKid all in the sound system and you end up with GUMBO



7:00PM - 8:00PM Afrobeats Dance Class

Featuring choreographers Essie Mensah (West African styles like Azonto and Caribbean dance styles) and Pulga Cesar Muchochoma (South African Styles)

Music by DJ Revy 

9:00 - 11PM Dance Party
Featuring Deemaks, Sean Sax + Donet
Hosted by Wan and Chi

11PM - Onwards
GUMBO After Party
Venue: Tattoo
567 Queen Street West
11PM till late

Earlier Event: February 5
1st Fridays BLACK HISTORY MONTH Edition
Later Event: February 5
Water Carry Me Go - February 5th 2016