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International Love Project
Organization Description:
Incorporated in 2015, the International Love Project is a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote the cultural arts through events and festivals. The organization has three goals: 1) to expose more Canadians to cultural dance and music, 2) to provide Canadian artists with a platform to share their talents, and 3) to celebrate diversity. Their events use dance as a medium to expose audiences to new cultures and art forms. Their largest event, Latin Sparks Festival, has been running in Ottawa for the past six years and has established itself as Canada’s largest Latin dance party attracting close to 10,000 attendees. The organization is now expanding to Toronto.
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Latin Sparks Music Festival 2022
Project Description:
This application is for “Latin Sparks Music Festival 2022”, taking place in Ottawa at the Sparks Street Mall June 23 – 26, and at Polson Pier in Toronto August 25 - 28). The Festival will present over 80 world-class dancers and musicians who perform in the genres of salsa, bachata, urban-reggaeton, Afro-Cuban, samba and latin/hip-hop fusion. The Festival will include dance workshops, multiple DJs, social dancing, live musicians, dance performances, outdoor bars, and food vendors. Programming will be similar in both cities, and will include: (1) Ottawa headliner: Salseros with Attitude (salsa band). Toronto Headliner: OKAN (Afro-Latino band) (2) live entertainment and professional dance performances (dancehall, salsa, Afro-Cubano, Brazilian samba, bachata, urban-reggaeton); (3) dance workshops; and (4) a late-night DJ set.
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Southeastern Ontario
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