Editorial nuestra palabra, AMPO, the Cervantes Institute and the Consulates of Spain and Peru are pleased to announce and invite the Hispanic community in Canada and the Hispanic-Canadian community abroad to participate in the twelfth annual edition of “nuestra palabra” Short Story Competition, aimed at encouraging the reading and writing of Spanish literary works in Canada and the promotion of the literary values of the Spanish-speaking world.
Cantos Libres: Tayua
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015. 7:00 pm.
Where: Casa Maíz
Second Floor, 1280 Finch Ave. West, Toronto
The Casa Maíz cultural centre’s Cantos Libres (“Free Songs”) is an initiative that gives us the opportunity to hear the voices of our local Latin American artists. Their voices are an echo of the struggles, victories and hopes of our peoples turned into song. Cantos Libres is held every two months at Casa Maíz. On September 19, Cantos Libros is proud to present the group Tayua.
The annual event recognizing the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians returns to Toronto on Wednesday, July 15 at the spectacular Distillery Historic District. This 9th edition features an international keynote speaker, a “meet and greet” session with past winners, an overview of Pan-American culture presented by Francisco Alvarez and José Ortega, and the renowned singer Amanda Martinez as Master of Ceremonies. Copa Airlines, Seneca College and NuevoMundo TV are program sponsors. There are 200 tickets on sale now with another 100 reserved for past winners, program judges and corporate guests.
Celebrating the Music and Dance of the Americas
When: May 27 – June 6, 2015
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Now in its tenth year, the annual Lulaworld Festival brings together Toronto’s finest world, jazz and Latin musicians, presenting their latest compositions and projects and collaborating with celebrated international guests. With the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games just around the corner, Lulaworld 2015 promises to be a pre-party that will get Toronto dancing to the music of the Americas.
Café Con Pan Toronto’s own jarocho band, celebrates the music of Veracruz with a special concert featuring new repertoire from the Huasteca region, the home of one of Mexico’s richest folk music traditions.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2012. 8:15 p.m.
Where: DANZON Studio and Arts Centre
2480 Dundas St. West, Toronto.
In recent years, the Mexican community has become one of the fastest growing communities in Toronto, in terms both of population and visibility. This growth can be seen in the increased number of Mexican cultural events in the city, as well as the growing number of businesses, media and academic initiatives dedicated to promoting Mexican culture in this city. The need to represent Mexico and its culture in Canada is rapidly growing, motivating Mexicans to find new spaces and platforms where these needs can be met, with a huge impact not only on the Mexican community but also on the Hispanic and Canadian communities in general.
Book Launch: Desde el norte: narrativa canadiense contemporánea
When: February 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room A300 (the Skyroom), Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto
The Department of Hispanic Studies and the Certificate in Spanish-English Translation at York University’s Glendon College are pleased to invite you to attend the book launch for the latest anthology of Canadian literature translated into Spanish, Desde el norte: narrativa canadiense contemporánea, edited by Dr. Martha Bátiz and published by México’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Press.
11th nuestra palabra Short Story Awards Ceremony
When: December 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto
The 11th nuestra palabra Spanish-language Short Story Contest and the launch of the short story anthology Cuentos de nuestra palabra en Canadá – Segunda hornada will take place on Sunday December 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., as part of the “Griots & Scribes” Arts Festival presented by Accents Bookstore. A limited quantity of books will be available for purchase at the end of the event.
Day of the Dead Festival
When: November 8-9, 2014
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Harbourfront Centre celebrates the contemporary stories, rituals and practices of Mexico and other Latin American countries with Day of the Dead/Dìa de los Muertos Festival (Nov. 8 & 9). Produced in partnership with Scotiabank, Harbourfront Centre’s two-day festival runs each day from 12 to 6 p.m. and offers patrons an opportunity to explore celebrations from Mexico, and other areas of Latin America, with handcrafted ofrendas, concerts, films, family activities and more.