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Rhythms of Canada Festival 2022

Summer Festival

Rhythms of Canada Festival 2022

Date: June 28–July 3, 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an incredible Rhythms of Canada festival. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!

 

Celebrate the diverse tapestry we call home at the Rhythms of Canada Festival at the Aga Khan Museum, Aga Khan Park, and The Ismaili Centre, Toronto!

 

Join us for an enthralling and immersive local arts and culture experience packed with a variety of activities for all ages, including live performances, a souk-style Festival Market filled with unique finds by local artisans, food trucks that showcase Toronto’s worldly palate, and special performances by world-renowned artists.

 

 

Activities and Entertainment Lineup

(Advanced tickets for FREE events are available for a $5 fee)

 

Enjoy FREE admission to the Permanent Collection Gallery and $10 admission to the IMAGE? The Power of the Visual exhibition for the duration of the festival

Reserve admission tickets

 

Get a discounted Rhythms of Canada Pass by reserving all four ticketed evening performances by Marta Elena Orchestra, Zaki Ibrahim, K'NAAN, Meesha Shafi, JoSH, and Stitching the Beat as well as free admission to the IMAGE? The Power of the Visual exhibition (discount automatically applies when all performances are added to your cart).   

 

Learn more about the performers

Learn more about the pop-up performers

Learn more about the workshops

 

Tuesday, June 28 

 

Clay tile making and tessellating workshop | $10 | 10 am–12 pm | Reserve tickets

Drop-in family activities: colouring, weaving, flower and percussion making | FREE | 10 am–4 pm

Pop-up performances | FREE | 5–10 pm

Festival souk | 5–10 pm

Screening of SUPERFAN: The Nav Bhatia Story with a special appearance by Nav Bhatia | FREE | 7 pm–8:30 pm | Reserve tickets

 

 Wednesday, June 29

 

Clay tile painting workshop | $10 | 10 am–12 pm | Reserve tickets

Drop-in family activities: colouring, weaving, flower and percussion making | FREE | 10 am–4 pm

I Am... Digital Storytelling Project presentation by Toronto Metropolitan University | FREE | 4 pm | Reserve Tickets

Pop-up performances | FREE | 5–8 pm

Festival souk | 5 pm–10 pm

 

 Thursday, June 30

 

Chess workshop | ages 6–9 and 10–14 | FREE | 10 am–12 pm | Reserve tickets for ages 6–9 | Reserve tickets for ages 10–14

Chess tournament | All ages | FREE | 1–3:30 pm | Reserve tickets

Festival Souk | 5–10 pm

Pop-up performances | FREE | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

Marta Elena Orchestra | $30 | 7:30 pm | Reserve tickets

 

Friday, July 1 (Canada Day)

 

Drop-in family activities: colouring, weaving, flower and percussion making | FREE | 10 am–4 pm

Festival Souk | 10 am–10 pm

Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada | FREE | 11 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm

Canada Day ceremony | FREE | 11:30 am

Haneen Women Choir | FREE | 2 pm

Family Tour: Birds in the Museum! | FREE | 1–2 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm

Retrospect by Little Pear Garden Dance Company | FREE | 3:30 pm, 4:45 pm | Reserve tickets for 3:30 pm | Reserve tickets for 4:45 pm

Pop-up performances | FREE | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

Zaki Ibrahim | 7:30 pm | K'NAAN | 9 pm | FREE | Reserve tickets

 

Saturday, July 2

 

Drop-in family activities: colouring, weaving, flower and percussion making | FREE | 10 am–4 pm

Festival Souk | 10 am–10 pm

Clay tile making and tessellating workshop | $10 | 10 am–12 pm | Reserve tickets

Pop-up performances | FREE | 11 am; 12 pm; 1 pm

Magic show | FREE | 12 pm; 3 pm

Family Tour: Birds in the Museum! | FREE | 1–2 pm; 2:30-3:30 pm

Under the Tent presentation by Toronto Metropolitan University | FREE | 4 pm

Pop-up performances | FREE | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

Meesha Shafi | 8:30 pm | JoSH | 10 pm | $30 | Reserve tickets

 

Sunday, July 3

 

Drop-in family activities: colouring, weaving, flower and percussion making | FREE | 10 am–4 pm

Festival Souk | 10 am–10 pm

Clay tile painting workshop | $10 | 10 am–12 pm | Reserve tickets

Magic show | FREE | 12 pm; 3 pm

Pop-up performances | FREE | 12 pm; 1 pm; 3 pm

Family Tour: Birds in the Museum! | FREE | 1–2 pm; 2:30-3:30 pm

Jadoo Entertainment pop-up | FREE | 11:30 am; 1 pm; 2:30 pm

Jadoo Entertainment dance workshop | $10 | 4-5 pm | Reserve Tickets

Pop-up performances | FREE | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

Stitching the Beat (featuring fashions by Shabi's and performances by kLoX and Jadoo Entertainment)  | FREE | 7:30 pm | Reserve Tickets

 

 


 

Getting to the Museum
The Museum is easy to get to by public transit. From downtown, take the 100A from Broadview station, the 25B, or the 925 from Pape station. From the north, take the 925  bus southbound on Don Mills Rd (route begins at Steeles). Use the TTC's Trip Planner to plan your route.

The Museum is accessible by car via Don Mills Rd, Eglinton Ave East, or the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). Take the Wynford Dr exit.

Bicycle parking is available free of charge.

 

 

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Summer Festival
Rhythms of Canada: Performances

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Summer Festival
Rhythms of Canada: Workshops

June 28-July 3

Summer Festival
Rhythms of Canada: Pop-up Performances

June 28-July 3

Exhibition
IMAGE? The Power of the Visual

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