Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Language: Presented in English Cost: Included with Museum Admission
The Museum will be open for Nova Scotia’s third annual Heritage Day on Monday, February 20.
As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s Heritage Day will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.
To mark the occasion, the all-female group All Nations Drummers will be at the Museum for a performance and workshop at 11:00 a.m.
The activity will be included with regular Museum admission.
Mosaic: Identity and Community Connection
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Language: Presented in English Cost: Free
Join us on International Women’s Day as we unveil a new temporary exhibit created by the Immigrant Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax.
Mosaic: Identity and Community Connection, a Community Presents exhibit, celebrates and explores identity from immigrant and migrant women’s perspectives.
The project features 11 works of art by women from nine different countries of origin. The goal was to create an art exhibit that would enhance the participants' identity, sense of place, belonging and community connection.
On March 8, we will celebrate International Women’s Day and the opening of Mosaic with artist presentations from the women who created the project, performances and a participatory art piece!
Date: Thursday, March 2 Time: 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE
If you missed them last year, now’s your chance to see the amazing father-son duo of Eddie and Quincy Bullen - also known as the Dueling Pianos - who are back at Pier 21 for an encore performance!
A "Dueling Pianos" show is when piano players participate in a “duel” through music. Its history comes from the ragtime tradition when two players would take turns singing songs requested by the audience, competing to see who could play better and faster.
Based in Toronto with roots in Grenada, the Bullens engage their audience with an inspiring message of seeking and attaining excellence as they perform a variety of musical genres, including jazz and contemporary music. The duo’s musical arrangements are highlighted by interesting and amusing commentary about their own family relationship and their unique family history.
It’s going to be quite the show: two grand pianos will be positioned in the middle of Kenneth C. Rowe Hall with seating surrounding the performers, creating an intimate and engaging audience venue. The event is FREE. Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, the show is presented in English by Thunder Dome Sounds and is part of the TD Bank 2017 Black History Month series.
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Language: Presented in English Cost: Included with Museum Admission
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute are pleased to present the musically uplifting Rhythms of Life, a live musical documentary created by the Moja Makani Band and Pamela Halstead, with narration by Troy Adams.
Through the use of live music, narration and images, the show weaves its way through local and world events that have contributed to Nova Scotia’s cultural heritage, while promoting cultural diversity and respect for all people.
This thought-provoking show is suitable for all ages and should not be missed!
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