TORONTO, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - FKZO has launched the 5th edition of Festival Kompa Zouk, its signature French Creole festival. Programming begins this Saturday, July 27th with a free Kizomba dance workshop by KIZ' ME Productions, starting at 4:00 pm at O.I.P. Dance Centre, 190 Richmond Street East.
On July 30th, FKZO will hold a conference on the theme of Haiti and Education with speakers Gabriel Osson and Jhonel Marvan, at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
This year, FKZO is pleased to present, "Testimonials of Haiti", a collective art exhibit featuring works inspired by Haiti. The exhibit, presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, opens on August 2nd at 7:00 pm with a cocktail reception and continues to August 5th at the Marilyn Brewer Community Space, Harbourfront Centre.
On August 3rd, FKZO together with Unleashed Legacies, presents a special performance by one of today's most popular kompa groups, Carimi, along with Karizma. The event will take place at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto. Tickets are $35 in advance. Doors open at 10:00 pm.
The 2013 Festival culminates with a Free Festival Day on Sunday, August 4th, in partnership with Harbourfront Centre. The Festival Day offers a full line-up of activities including live performances by Tabou Combo, Stevy Mahy, Carimi, Mapou Ginen and many others; dance workshops; screenings of the films "The Agronomist" and "ELZA" creole cuisine demonstrations; activities for children and a youth exhibition soccer match. The Festival Day begins at 12 noon at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto.
This year's Festival Kompa Zouk is guaranteed to be memorable experience - an event not to be missed.
SOURCE: Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario Inc.
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