Kuumba at Harbourfront Centre was the venue commemorating black history, arts and cultural events on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Black in History, witnessed the historical footprints in time by the Indigenous Black Canadian and American experience. Four historical displays were featured: Motown Museum, Voices from the Days of Slavery, On the Road North: Black Canada and the Journey to Freedom and Enslaved Africans in Upper Canada.
The Jaivah Nouvel Expose Dance Troupe showed traditional and contemporary dance from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Congo, Southern Africa and Egypt.
The memory of Miss Lou was honoured with an afternoon of storytelling. Children listened to a poem and created their own portraits with crayons.
Vendors provided a wide variety of items for sale at very attractive prices.
A performance by Jamesking featured melodic and lyrical fusion of pop, rock and neo-soul.
A festival of a variety of short films and special screenings of films were followed by panel discussions.
Cadence Dance Academy offered lessons, performances and choreography in salsa, cha-cha, bachata and afro-Cuban dance.
The Ebony & Ivory Comedy Bash hosted by Kenny Robinson featured Keesha Brownie, Keith Pedro, Crystal Ferrier, Glen Foster and Arthur Simeon.
The Natrel Rink had the coolest skating party celebrating Motown's rich history and strong contribution to the music industry with DJ D. Brown from Detroit. Complimentary hot chocolate was delicious.
This video gives a taste of the wonderfull events that were held at the 1st day of Kuumba - presented by TD. Additional information at harbourfrontcentre.com