Music from People City – the Sounds of Toronto from Myseum and TPL

November 24, 2017 | Bill V.

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Myseum of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have partnered up to present a musically delightful series of talks and music.

 

The Sounds of Toronto: The Great Debate; One City, One Album

If you had to pick just one album that captures the sound of Toronto, what would it be? Join host Eric Alper, music industry veteran and host of That Eric Alper on SiriusXM, as he moderates a debate between two teams of diverse musicians arguing for the definitive Toronto record. The library will also feature a selection of local albums from its vinyl collection, available for your listening pleasure, so you can continue the debate with your friends.

Atrium, Toronto Reference Library, Wed, Nov 29, 6-7 p.m. (all ages – no tickets)

Note that this event will be recorded live for broadcast on That Eric Alper show at a later date.

 Eric Alper

 

Sounds of Toronto: When Yonge and Yorkville Were Cool

Long before the luxury hotels and boutiques of Toronto's "Mink Mile", the heart of our music scene was here where the rock and R&B sounds of Yonge Street met the bohemian folk of Yorkville's hippie village. Join us as Stuart Henderson, author of Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s, spins historic records and discusses how Yorkville and Yonge Street solidified as focal points of Toronto's music scene in the 1960s.

Novella Room, Braum & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Mon, Dec 11, 6-7 p.m. (all ages – no tickets) 

Note that this event will be recorded live for broadcast on That Eric Alper show at a later date.

Making the Scene Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s

  

Sounds of Toronto: The Island Connection

The Toronto music scene has changed a lot in the past few decades. It now features music and artists from around the world. One of the strongest movements within this city has been the rise of local Caribbean music: reggae, dancehall, soca, salsa, calypso, chutney and many more. Join us as producer DJ Agile spins some local Caribbean albums, and a panel of experts discuss how this music has shaped the sonic identity of Toronto.

Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 6-7 p.m. (all ages – no tickets) 

Note that this event will be recorded live for broadcast on That Eric Alper show at a later date.

  Producer DJ Agile

 

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