This article originally appeared in YFile
From Sept. 26 to 28, Founders College is hosting an event series titled “Calypso, Carnival, Steel Band: Expressive Cultures of the Caribbean Diaspora” in honour of the late York University Professor Christopher Innes, whose contributions to the study of carnival have been inspirational to the event organizers and participants alike.
In collaboration with the Toronto Mass Bands Association, the Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, the Ontario Steelpan Association and the organizers of the Notting Hill Carnival in the U.K., the Founders College event series will feature scholarly discussions and panels, steel band and calypso concerts, various daytime activities and multimedia exhibitions. The participants include academics, performers and community activists drawn from a variety of Caribbean diaspora locations.
All are welcome to participate in these events and explore the cultural art forms that have captivated the Caribbean, Canada, the U.S., Central America and England. All events will take place in the Founders College Assembly Hall, Keele Campus. The daytime activities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the live performances will begin at 7 p.m.