Thank you for attending and participating in our inaugural edition of She Be Lady. You made it two amazing days of joyous celebration and spirited conversation. We successfully marked this year’s International Women’s Day by honouring the resilience, strength, ingenuity and beauty of the African woman. Check out the recap video from Friday night here or by clicking on the image below:
We could not have done it without the artists, the band, the panelists, the volunteers, the sponsors, our production team and of course you our esteemed guest. We are deeply appreciative for your support in launching this initiative with style and grace.
She Be Lady was a simple idea that took root a year ago and blossomed into the beautiful gathering that took place this weekend. Let us plant some more seeds because the work is never finished. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for She Be Lady concert or roundtable discussion, please feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com
*Toronto* We’re kicking off 2017 with another “Back to Back” edition of GUMBO (2 events in 1 night). This time last year we took you from FNLROM at Royal Ontario Museum to Tattoo on Queen West. This year the party starts at 7pm on the ice rink at Harbourfront(25 Queen’s Quay) for a GUMBOfied DJ Skate Night featuring DJ Revy B and at 11pm it moves over to The Vault, a few minutes away, for a Masquerade Jam. Masks are mandatory at the jam until 1am. Style code: Have fun with your outfit. Swanky. Dapper. Daring. Funky. Festive. Whatever floats your boat.
#WeAreGumbo is about connecting the musical dots widely and authentically. February is carnival time from Trinidad to Brazil and it’s also Mardi Gras season in New Orleans where our special guest DJ RQAway calls home. Last time we were in his city for GUMBO 3, he lit up the dancefloor with the energetic hometown sounds of Nola Bounce and Second Line brass band music and now we will give you a taste of New Orleans in Toronto! S-Quire will hold it down with the Soca and Revy B will keep the Afrobeats flowing. A carnivalesque Afro-diasporic journey into sound taking place inside a transformed bank vault? You don’t want to miss!
Moments captured by Taiwo Bah Words by Chinedu Ukabam
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