- Food + Drink
*** RESCHEDULED DATE! ***
Thanks for your patience – we have now announced our rescheduled date for this event, which was postponed due to the snowstorm on the original date.
“MUSIC AS DISRUPTION”
Community Panel Discussion
Hosted by Wavelength Music Series & City Hall Live
Sunday March 5, 2017
Gladstone Hotel – Ballroom
1214 Queen St. W.
4:30PM – FREE
April Aliermo • John Caffery • Councillor Josh Colle • Keita Demming
with moderator Sally Lee
+ Performance by LAL
Toronto non-profit indie music presenters Wavelength Music are joining forces with the City of Toronto’s City Hall Live series to co-host a free community panel discussion, entitled “Music as Disruption, on Sunday February 12, at 3:30pm, in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, at 1214 Queen Street West. Conceived as open-end forum on the subject of “art as activism,” with a focus on Toronto’s vibrant and diverse music scene, the panel’s topic statement reads thusly:
Recent world events have caused many people to look to music and the arts for solace. But how can music be more than just an escape hatch? Can music act as a conduit for positive social change, both at home and further afield? How can we better support DIY spaces and other sites for creativity and community? And how can the music community become more civically engaged?
The afternoon will commence with a live performance with socially conscious electro-soul duo, LAL, in keeping with previous City Hall Live (formerly known as Live at City Hall) events. Following the live performance, the panel will include musicians/activists April Aliermo (Phèdre, Hooded Fang) and John Caffery (Kids on TV, Supporting Our Youth), disruption expert Keita Demming (University of Toronto), and Toronto City Council’s music champion, Councillor Josh Colle. The panel will be moderated by Wavelength Board member, musician, and arts professional, Sally Lee. An audience Q&A session will follow and participants are encouraged to stay for continued discussion and networking.