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Caribbean Street Festival set to spice up Hunter Street

Caribbean Street Fest 2014

Peterborough residents and visitors are invited to enjoy live music, Caribbean food and family fun at the 5th Annual Caribbean Street Festival set to take place on Hunter St; between Water and George, on August 7th 2014 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Come and celebrate the sights and sounds of the Caribbean with us and dance the night away to live music and entertainment by Enchanting Steel Pan, One Mind, Sunray & the Rhythmatixx, Infrared and the Pyro-Flys. The festivals entertainment lineup is designed to cover a variety of music from all Caribbean influences of Steel Pan, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, Soca and Calypso for all to enjoy.
New this year, organizers will feature masqueraders for festival-goers to have the ultimate carnival experience. “Every Caribbean festival needs a little mas; it’s part of the culture!” says Simone Rowe, Festival Coordinator. “We’ve never had costumes at the festival before, so I think everyone will enjoy the vibrant colours and striking headpieces that express the diversity and elements of the Caribbean.”

This is the fifth year for the Caribbean Street Festival and none of this would be possible without the support of their many sponsors and volunteers. This year’s sponsors include the City of Peterborough, Peterborough DBIA, McColl Turner Chartered Accountants, Scotiabank-Kawartha Centre, The Historic Red Dog Tavern, WE Design, STRUTT Central, Razberry the Clown, the Toy Shop of Peterborough, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Rennie Lowes of Exit Realty Liftlock, Pilkington-Henniger Charitable Trust, Dreams of Beans Roasting House, the Sapphire Room and Jamaican Self-Help.
For more details, visit the Facebook page at Hunter Street Caribbean Festival, follow us on Twitter at @CaribbeanStFest or Call (705) 743-1671.
Vendors this year include Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine, Hobarts Steakhouse, Electric City Gardens, La Hacienda, Parkhill on Hunter, Black Honey, Dreams of Beans, Choco Sol, Maggie’s Eatery, Jamaican Self-Help, Anywhere But Here, Under One Sun, Natasha’s Hemp Creations, New Canadians Centre, Razberry the Clown and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
For more information, please contact Simone at or Marisa at ; Jamaican Self-Help (705-743-1671)


You can donate to Jamaica Self Help

Dusk Dances 2014 Peterborough

Ptbo Dusk Dances 2014

Dusk Dances Peterborough
is Presented by Public Energy
As a licensee oF Dusk Dances Inc.

7:00 PM – Band starts

7:30 PM – Dances start

PWYC $10 suggested minimum donation

Rotary Park is the lower section of Nichols Oval, accessed from Hazlitt Street on the East side and the London Street footbridge to the West.

More info: 705.745.1788


Cercania / 1

Choreographed by Myriam Allard

Performed by Myriam Allard, Hedi El Moro and musician TBA

A piece for one dancer, one singer and one percussionist, proposes a purified and essential flamenco, one entirely focused on the rhythm and the drama of the dance.

1981 FM

Choreographed by Throwdown Collective

Performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate, Brodie Stevenson.

Throwdown Collective returns with their third
and most daring piece yet. This time the dynamic trio combines
their signature high-paced and energetic physicality with a vaguely vintage car.
Come see the trio re-invent the classic afternoon drive.

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2013.

Unquiet Winds

Choreographed by Denise Fujiwara

Performed by Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt

Unquiet Winds was inspired by medieval Japanese and European love poems.
Its creation employs principles of Japanese Butoh dance.

I saw a girl under green laurel
Colder and whiter than the snow
Untouched by the sun for many years
Francesco Petrarch

It withers in the world
This flower-like human heart

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2013.

Inner City Sirens, Part II

Choreographed by Julia Aplin

Performed by Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson.
Musicians: Blake Howard and Jesse Baird.
Music Composed by Deb Sinha and Chris Wilson.

Reigning World Champions in the sport of pairs synchronized swimming
for petite pools! The athletes will display the strength, co-ordination
and skill needed to maintain the highest level of accomplishment.
Cheer them on as they strive to overcome challenges
and thrive in the glory of the sport.

First premiered at Dusk Dances 1998.


Choreographed by Andrea Lithgow

Performed by Dancers from Kawartha Children’s Dance Centre, Megan Brohm, Taylor Brohm, Lexie Riley, Marina Thornbury, Arianna Webster.

This piece is inspired by Quantum Theory; a complex web of
interconnectivity, ripples of indiscernible energy, momentum,
moments of breakthrough. Through the movement of the dancers,
Quanta suggests the deep connectivity we experience with one another…
with everything. If such connectivity exists, then the possibility
to cultivate compassion and empathy, and harmonize relationships exists also.
Here is an exploration of the space-between, and what can be said, shared and
experienced in moments of transition.

Premieres at Dusk Dances Peterborough 2014.Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 10.04.22 PM

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