Bashar Murad and Kallemi (event photos)
For the first time in its 30+ year history, Palestinian musicians are represented at Canadian Music Week! We are so proud to be partnering with Palestine Music Expo to showcase the musical talents of Kallemi and Bashar Murad on Thursday, May 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm for a night of performances and discussions.
THE CAT'S EYE PUB & STUDENT LOUNGE
Goldring Student Centre Building (1st Floor)
150 Charles Street West
47SOUL (event photos)
The groundbreaking Palestinian/Jordanian band have electrified audiences across the globe with their unique beats. The band is on the forefront of the "Shamstep" movement - a powerful mix of traditional Palestinian street music combined with electronic beats, funk, hip-hop and rock.
watch the official 2018 trailer
Party in the Pits Outdoor Screening:
Gaza Surf Club
We're so excited to kick off our 11th year with TPFF's most popular summer event! Join us under the stars at Christie Pits for a night of music, food and fun before we watch the critically-acclaimed Gaza Surf Club Film!
This year's Party in the Pits will take place on Friday, August 10th and will feature a souk/market featuring local Palestinian artisans and food trucks for some delicious treats.
Friday, August 10
6pm - 11pm
Screening time: Sunset (8:45 pm approx.)
This event is free and open to the public (donations welcome).
Make sure you check this Facebook event page for weather-related updates on the day of the screening.
ABOUT GAZA SURF CLUB
Trapped in "the world's largest open-air prison" and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean - they are the surfers of Gaza. Ibrahim, 23, dreams of surfing in Hawaii with the pros, but can not get a visa to travel. Sabah’s father taught her to surf as a young girl, but as a teen surfing is off-limits. Abu Jay, 42, teaches his community how to ride waves and protect their hard-to-come by surfboards. The film is a portrait of people who dare to dream beyond the confines of their reality.
May 11th: 8:30pm
May 12th: 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Berkley Street Theatre (downstairs)
26 Berkley Street, Toronto