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New museum exhibit: Caribbean music in Toronto

New museum exhibit: Caribbean music in Toronto

Now open: a brand new exhibit at the Friar’s Music Museum, devoted to the deep, rich history of Caribbean music in Toronto.

Among the Rhythms and Resistance exhibition’s many rare and wide-ranging artefacts are hundreds of photographs, posters, handbills, recordings, videos, instruments, costumes, clothing and assorted ephemera related to calypso, reggae, soul, funk and hip-hop musicians in Toronto, dating back to the first arrival of Caribbean immigrants in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

Artists featured in this exhibition include Bob Marley, Lillian Allen, Jackie Mittoo, Louise Bennett, the Mighty Sparrow, JoJo Bennett, Leroy Sibbles, Michie Mee, Jay Douglas and many more.

Proud to have co-curated this exhibit with Klive Walker. Thank you to producer Mark Garner of the Downtown Yonge BIA and everyone who contributed.

Drop by the Museum, right in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the corner of Yonge and Dundas Square, upstairs at Shoppers Drug Mart. Admission always free.

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