MONTREAL, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fabienne Colas Foundation, which is also the founder and organizer of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, celebrates Black History Month. It is therefore proud to announce TD as the main sponsor and official presenter of Fade to Black, an event which will be held, in collaboration with Astral, from the 1st through the 25th of February, 2012 at the NFB Theatre and the Cabaret Mile End.
"We're happy that TD, a major sponsor of the leading cultural festivals in the country, has decided to join us during the biggest annual celebration of Black culture. This important support will allow Fade to Black to not only reach a larger audience, but also begin its first edition on the right foot by presenting a rich and diversified lineup. Most of all, it will allow the Fabienne Colas Foundation to continue to expand the cultural offerings that are available in Quebec and help Montrealers celebrate Black History Month in grand style, right in the heart of the city!", announced president of the event, Fabienne Colas.
''LES GRANDS SPECTACLES TD''
In addition to being the official presenter of Fade to Black, TD will also be behind "Les grands spectacles TD", presented on Saturday the 4th, 11th, and 18th at the Cabaret Mile End. Four shows that bring together four important types of Black music:
Saturday, February 4th: Folk Rhythms with Ekspresyon, Danielle Guillaume and Yanick Dutelly;
Saturday, February 11th: Jazz with Makaya and Charles Biddle Jr.;
Saturday, February 18th: World Beat with Vox Sambou and Wesli;
Saturday, February 25th: Gospel with Sylvie Desgroseilliers and the Chorale du Conservatoire de Musique Moderne;
For tickets and the complete lineup, visit: www.fonduaunoir.ca.
"Through Fade to Black, the Fabienne Colas Foundation is instrumental in bringing to the fore the talents of many members of the Black community", explains Clément Ndiaye, Regional Sales Manager for Personal Credit at TD Canada Trust, "TD's collaboration with Fade to Black allows us to further enrich Then & Now, our culture series, which includes film screenings, concerts, and shows put on by a wide array of internationally recognized artists. We hope that increased participation in Black History Month celebrations will bring about greater awareness of this event."
Fade to Black: February 1st through 25th, 2012. Lineup and tickets: www.fonduaunoir.ca
About Fade to Black
Presented by TD in collaboration with Astral, FADE TO BLACK is a program made up of three elements: cinema, music, and dance, all of which are placed within the context of Black History Month. Fade to Black celebrates Black culture through the idea that "Greater knowledge leads to greater understanding." Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, FADE TO BLACK serves to increase knowledge of Black culture and bring about greater inter-cultural dialogue between the people of Quebec. It helps us to remember the past in order to enjoy the present and better forge ahead into the future. All of this is achieved through film, music, and dance. Fade to Black was born as part of the Montreal International Black Film Festival and, throughout the year, it also holds conferences and examinations of particular topics. www.fonduaunoir.ca.
About the Fabienne Colas Foundation
Acting in favour of cultural diversity in Canada since 2005, the Fabienne Colas Foundation is a non-profit professional artistic organization dedicated to the promotion of cinema, art and culture. It is also the driving force behind a number of major events including the Montreal International Black Film Festival (www.montrealblackfilm.com, the Haiti en Folie Festival in Montreal www.haitienfolie.com), and the Quebec Film Festival in Haiti. www.fondationfabiennecolas.org
For further information:
Source: Fabienne Colas Foundation
Media contact : Carla Beauvais / [email protected] / 438-868-5450