Friday, July 27, 2012

Jumpin' at the ROM - Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jumpin' at the ROM - it's Carnival!
Sunday, July 29, 2012

Status:Available (No registration required)
Families are invited to jump up and join in the carnival experience on Sunday July 29th. Mask making, storytelling, steel drums and the pulsating rhythms of the islands will have you parading through the museum.

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Storyteller Sandra Whiting has been telling stories from the time she could talk. Her stories draw upon the rich oral traditions of West African mythologies, folklore, and traditional tales from the Caribbean. With the lyrical lilt of her Jamaican accent, her storytelling has been known to make both children and adults laugh, cry and think.

The Toronto North Stars Children Steel Orchestra
Let the music of the islands get you to jump up out of your seats. Sway and dance to the steel pan sound and then learn how to play in a facsinating demonstration after the first performance. If you are lucky you may be picked to try it out yourself!
Performance: 11:30 AM
Workshop/Demo: 12:00 PM
Performance: 1:00 PM

11 AM to 4 PM
Make you own mask, headress and costume elements. Everything you need to prepare to parade in carnival.

2:30 PM
Join the King and Queen from the Children's Carnival in a parade around the museum. Put on your costume and dance in celebration of the 2012 Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

FACE PAINTING by Makin' Faces
11 AM to 4 PM

Carnival: From Emancipation to Celebration
Don't forget to stop by and get inspired at the new exhibit Carnival: From Emancipation to Celebration, featuring the work of internationally renowned masquerade designer Brian Mac Farlane including four costumes and 21 hand painted renderings from the famed Mac Farlane design studios or "mas camp", along with Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival photographs.
Exhibit Locations: Level 1, Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court and Level 2, Hilary and Galen Weston Wing


Contact Information:

Tel.: 416-586-8000


Sessions (1):

  • Sunday July 29, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Related Links: 

The Toronto North Stars Children's Steel OrchestraROM Carnival Exhibition
Your Carnival Pictures on Flickr
Read about artist Brian MacFarlane
Download a SCVNGR trek for your mobile phone to play during your visit 
Listen to Carnival Stories on Sound Cloud 

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