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BEEN A LONG TIME COMIN': Pluralism and the African Diasporic Aesthetic


To kick of Black History Month celebrations at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media are pleased to present Been a Long Time Comin’: Pluralism and the African Diasporic Aesthetic, an exploration of the influences of the African diasporic aesthetic upon contemporary cultural performance in Canada.

Featuring KasheDance and the wind in the leaves collective, the performances intricately unearth the personal and historical journeys of the African diaspora. Following the performances, Kevin Ormsby, Amanda Paixao, and Charles Smith will engage with the audience in a reflective artist talk.

The performances with KasheDance and wind in the leaves will start at 11:00am on Monday, February 4th in the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre. Following a short intermission, the panel discussion and artist talk will start at 12:30pm in the same location.

Admission to both the performance and reflective artist talk is free. Due to limited seating, guests are asked to RSVP online at

The development of Been a Long Time Comin’: Pluralism and the African Diasporic Aesthetic has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and TD Insurance.

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