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Ontario/Canadian-Media: The first ever, SPRING FEST to celebrate Canada’s multiculturalism would be showcased by MOKSHA Canada and would be held on Saturday, March 27 from 5 - 9 PM, with a kid’s component on Sunday, March 28 from 2 - 4 PM.
This festival would be a live event via Facebook and YouTube and admission is free. The festival programming includes live music, cultural performances, magic show, arts and more. Some local artists with significant talent and achievements lined up are 6DEUCE, SIMONE, Ensemble Topaz, and Girl Pow-R to name a few. The Master of Ceremonies are Isabella Milano and Tushar Unadkat.
Celebration of Canada's Multiculturalism is another step towards eliminating discrimination, racism, and prejudice in Ontario, Canada, and the world. It is indeed festivals and events such as these that are beneficial in promoting multiculturalism and unity.
This Festival encourages and promotes the expression of multiple identities to increase participants' sense of belonging and attachment to Canada. We will be highlighting the incredible talent of various local artists from a variety of artistic and cultural backgrounds.
In addition MCF invites you to participate in SPRING FEST - PHOTO CONTEST!
3 Winners! $300 Cash Prize each.
Photo Contest Ends on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 9 PM | FREE ADMISSION
- Upload your best photo to Facebook/Instagram or both
- Please tag & check-in Moksha Canada Foundation.
- Use the hashtag #MokshaCanada in your post.
Photos with maximum likes and comments will be the Winner.
“Moksha Canada always find new and innovative ways to share our culture and tradition while celebrating the multiculturalism and diversity that makes our community so vibrant and strong,” said the honorable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade, Canada.
Moksha Canada Foundation is a registered Not-for-profit organization (Ontario Based) operating since 2014. The word "Moksha" originates from the Sanskrit language, which refers to liberation and releases forms.
We believe the spirit and joy of "Moksha" can only be attained in celebration of cultures and through the selfless service of those who are from most marginalized backgrounds.
“The commitment of Spring Fest to diversity and inclusion is both noticed and appreciated. Festivals like this in Canada are integral to fostering greater inclusion and connection. They give us the chance to express and embrace the uniqueness of the diversity of countries and culture,” said the honorable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth.
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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is proud to partner with the Embassy of Canada and the Québec Government Office in Washington to support the online presentation of 2021 Homegrown at Home Concert Series recorded at home by the artists, starting March 10 at noon (Eastern U.S. Time Zone), initially on the AFC Facebook page and then permanently on the Library of Congress YouTube channel and website.
American Folklife Center at Library of Congress. Image credit: LoC
For this concert Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux came together in 2015 to create this exciting group É.T.É., signifying the group’s first initials but also the French word for summer.
The series kicks off on March 10 with É.T.É., who play traditional and contemporary francophone music from Québec.
The members of É.T.É., Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux. Photo by Amelie Fortin. Image credit: LoC
A contemporary and dynamic vision of traditional Québec music, combining influences from folk, jazz, progressive rock, and classical music on fiddle, cello, bouzouki, voice, foot-tapping and step dancing is offered by the trio. Together they create daring and refined arrangements of pieces from the traditional Québec and Acadian repertoires. They also compose original pieces that contribute to the continuation of francophone musical traditions in Canada.
The series continues on March 24 with separate concert videos by two groups from the Republic of Georgia. Ialoni Ensemble, whose video will premiere at noon, is a women’s group performing ecclesiatical, folk, and city music in traditional Georgian polyphony.
Ranina Quartet, who premieres at 12:30, is a male group performing a similar repertoire. Both groups are highly skilled and widely acclaimed performers.
Ialoni has been the recipient of several prestigious prizes, including 1st place in the “Women’s Folk Ensemble Category” at the National State Folklore Center Competition (2016), as well as both the grand prix in the Traditional Chant Category, and the first place and gold medal in the “Georgian Traditional Song” category at the Tbilisi Competition of Choral Music.
The Ranina Quartet is a new ensemble, but the individual members have been performing with other award-winning groups for many years and regularly performs in Tbilisi, as well as at international festivals, and gives master-classes and concerts for international tourists and choirs.
Committed to popularizing good quality music as a form of social outreach, Ranina's members are thrilled to sing in nursing homes, kindergartens, public schools, penitentiaries, and other venues where they can bring their music to vulnerable members of society. The Ranina Concert video also includes English-language narration by musicologist John Graham, which will help those of us who don’t speak Georgian to understand the themes of each song.
The next concert day is April 7, which again features two separate videos, this time with performers from Finland. The American Folklife Center is proud to co-sponsor both concerts with the Embassy of Finland.
Another concert would be held at April 21, and continue every other Wednesday into September, but the details are still not known.