Memories: Voices from the Trojan Horse

Memories: Voices from the Trojan Horse reunites musicians, performers, and writers from the famous Danforth coffeehouse, the Trojan Horse.

Featuring amazing talents from a time of cultural hybridity when Greek musicians in Toronto embraced Chileans in exile to form the legendary musical group, Compañeros, this performance will evoke a sense of the magical period of poetry and protest, of a time when the voices of Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda and Greece’s great composer Mikis Theodorakis joined together in a call for global change. In Toronto during the 1970s and early 1980s, the place to find community was at the Trojan Horse, a space founded by Governor General’s Award-winning poet Gwendolyn MacEwen and Greek Musician Nikos Tsingos.

This matinee will feature music under the Musical Direction of Marcelo Puente, the Chilean-Canadian singer of Compañeros, joined by musicians Fotis Tubanos, Zurdos Demetres, Nuno Cristo, Nano Valverde, and Heather Chetwynd. Producer/Director Cynthia Grant and performers Magdalena Diaz Arce and Cheryl Cashman along with special guests writer Rosemary Sullivan and co-founder Nikos Tsingos will present readings, scenes and memories of the times.

Adults: $25
Seniors and Unwaged: $17
Children: $10

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