LAL, Jessica Thompson and Grace N’ Style
Curator: Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot, Outreach Programmer
Thursday July 3, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Civic Square Stage, Mississauga
Debuting their new cd Deportation
Lal will be performing on the outdoor stage at Mississauga’s Civic
Square. Toronto collective Lal’s sound from the outset was one of
contrasts: icy, futuristic rhythms melting into soothing soul melodies
— an increasingly multicultural blend of down-tempo soul, meaty bass
lines and dynamic, cross-continental rhythms. Hints of South Asian roots
and hip hop formation season their productions with a taste of tradition,
while the overall sound suggests something far more progressive.
Their music has always served as a sound-bed for singer Rosina Kazi’s social concerns and the many causes surrounding them. What stands out even more from Lal’s decade-long history is the trio’s tireless generosity to the development of a community ideal sparking growth and awareness.
The project's creativity extends into a new media show with new media incorporating video images into and interactive stage set-up that pushes the audience to engage of the deep social messages that ripple through every song.
Opening the event Mississauga’a
Grace N’ Style Urban Hip Hop
dance crew will be performing new work wearing Freestyle SoundKits
that generate electronic beats as their bodies move.
Jessica Thompson is a new media artist
living in Buffalo, NY whose practice encompasses sound, performance,
and mobile technologies. When the soundkits are engaged, each step the
dancer takes broadcast as a single sound. The piece enables users to
create performative spaces activated through collaboration and improvisation.
Free shuttle bus departs from the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street W, Toronto) at 7:00 pm to the Art Gallery of Mississauga returning by 9:30 pm
HOT TOWN: Summer In The City
Bursting at the seams, the Art Gallery of Mississauga is exploding into the Civic Square again this year offering dynamic performances and engaging multi-media presentations. The Gallery invites you to join us in celebrating summer with an open house of ideas and entertainment.
Our first event FREESTYLE
will take place on Thursday July 3 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
For more information on any of the events or to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-896-5088
Media contact: email@example.com or 905-896-5507
The Art Gallery of Mississauga would
like to acknowledge the generous support of the Pendle Fund at the Community
Foundations of Mississauga and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
For more information on publications, programming and activities at the Art Gallery of Mississauga,
please call (905) 896-5088 or view the Gallery’s website at www.artgalleryofmississauga.com
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