Sept 11 - Dec 11 | Malvern Public Library | 30 Sewells Rd, Scarborough
Weekly percussion workshops, family drop-ins, and Sunday concerts!
Weekday workshops are registration only: call 416-396-8969 or sign up in person at the library.
This is a limited series offered free of charge.
GRCT is dedicated to creating an inclusive musical community empowering women, girls and trans* youth. Programming in the library will reflect this mandate as well as provide several opportunities for people of all genders and ages to learn about, listen to and experiment with different types of drumming and percussion.
We believe in gender self-determination and our programs are open to all girls and trans youth. This includes but is not limited to gender questioning, gender non-binary and transgender youth.
STEELPAN with JOY LAPPS-LEWIS
1:00 - 3:00 pm (drop in program, ages 13+)
Joy Lapps is a musician, composer and arts educator. Her efficiency with the tenor pan and her diverse performance range have led to great audience receptions, and flattering recognition from seasoned professional pannists. She performed at various festivals including Toronto’s Afrofest, Muhtadi’s International Drumming Festival, Toronto's TD Jazz Festival and Antigua’s Moods of Pan Festival.
TABLA with ANITA KATAKKAR
4:30 - 5:30 pm (pre-registration required, ages 8-13)
With Indian/Scottish roots in multicultural Toronto, Anita Katakkar‘s music represents a link between her heritage and community. In Toronto, she studied tabla with composer and musician Ritesh Das and in California and Kolkata with the pre-eminent exponent of the Lucknow style tabla, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Anita has performed, toured internationally and recorded with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble and Jeff Martin and has toured nationally with The Tea Party. She has shared the stage with legendary Kathak dancer Chitresh Das, flamenco dancer Esmeralda Enrique, sitar virtuoso Anwar Khurshid, Canadian/Armenian guitarist Levon Ichkhanian and Paris based singer/songwriter Melissa Laveaux.
INDIGENOUS HAND DRUM with AQUA
4:00 - 5:00 pm (pre-registration required, ages 8-13)
Aqua, the singer, hand-drummer and songwriter also known as Nibii Waawaaskone (Water Flower), crafts music reflecting her deep respect for Indigenous traditions, and determination to thrive as an artist, Métis woman of Ojibwe decent and cultural activist in a contemporary context.
KULINTANG GONG with PANTAYO
5:00 - 6:00 pm (pre-registration required, ages 8-13)
Pantayo is an all-women musical collective. Their music is grounded in traditional kulintang music of the Maguindanaon and T'boli peoples of the Philippines, but explores the possibility of kulintang music influenced by their identities as diasporic Filipinas.