Jalgua Peace FestivalExplore
- Event DateJuly 6 - 9, 2023
- Time4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- LocationWest Zwick's Island Park, Bay Bridge Road, Belleville, ON
About Jalgua Peace Festival
Visit the Jalgua Multicultural Pavilion at the Belleville Waterfront Multicultural Festival to experience Black, Indigenous and People of Colour arts and culture all weekend long. Access free educational resources and engage in hearts-on, minds-on, hands-on workshops and experiences for all ages!
Pavilion Hours of Operation -
July 6th [4pm - 8pm]
July 7th [12pm - 8pm]
July 8th [12pm - 8pm]
July 9th [12pm - 5pm]
FRESH TO THE REGION LIVE PERFORMANCES --
On Saturday, July 8th, at exactly 2pm, join us, forming a circle around the main stage to welcome and engage in our Indigenous Youth-Led Thanksgiving Address. Learn the relevance and important of the Thanksgiving Address and how you can incorporate it in your family and other circles you're connected to.
Enjoy our line-up of feature presentations from local and visiting artists! Local artist Abena Beloved Green will open the show with spoken word and a solo dance presentation. Tamla Matthews will then lead a "Rootz and Braches x Skin Theorist" collaborative dance-based fashion presentation that visually illustrates that we're all ONE race of people, with beautiful differences that should be honoured and celebrated.
Multidisciplinary artist, Borelson, will close the Jalgua stage presentation.
As an explorer and bridge builder between communities across the universe, Borelson has performed in Paris, London, Miami, Austin (SXSW 2018), Ghana (Year Of Return), as well as Montreal and Toronto (Afrofest, Nuit Blanche, Toronto Biennale, RBC Music virtual showcases, Fashion Art Toronto + more). His unique sound blend of hip-hop and afro-fusion also reveals influences from others key genres like jazz, classical and gospel.
Borelson's shows whether solo, or with a live band, consistently bring high vibrational energy to the venue.
If you're interest in joining us a peace advocate, volunteer, or community partner, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jalgua means, "walk with power"... "walk in peace"... simply said, "jalgua" is an action word meaning, "walk good".