ICMF Release Concert

Event Tag(s): Showcase
7 pm
Aga Khan Museum Auditorium

Price: $20 regular, $18 Friends, $10 Students

Enjoy an evening of creative exploration with musicians and filmmakers brought together by Humber College and the Aga Khan Museum as a part of the Intercultural and Creative Music Fellowship of 2022. Each bringing their lived experience in culture and music, the seven musicians and three filmmakers explore interconnectedness across cultures. Learning the histories of the Aga Khan Museum’s artifacts, attending workshops with esteemed musicians in the World music scene, and creating with each other resulted in the piece, The Space Between Time. These seven compositions of music, film, and poetry delve into themes of belonging, time, our differences, and the shared culture of the modern age we must nurture.

Tickets are available through the Aga Khan Museum website here

About the artists

Luis Anselmi
Piano, Venezuelan Cuatro

Scholarship Ambassador of The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation for seven consecutive years, Luis Anselmi has completed his studies at Berklee Global Partner, Holland College School of Performing Arts and is currently a senior at the Bachelor of Music Program in Humber College. Anselmi has also organized, produced, and promoted music events in his community such as the SoPA Music Nights in Prince Edward Island and Beat Makers! with the Musical Stage CO. in Toronto. He has assisted music industry associations and performed at different festivals of Latin, Celtic, and Jazz styles. He is currently preparing for a recording project later in 2022.

Maria Aragon
Voice, Guitar

Maria Aragon is a singer and composer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. From a young age, she has graced local and international stages as a pop/R&B vocalist and shared her music with a global audience online, often accompanying herself on guitar and piano. Currently in her senior year of the Bachelor of Music program at Humber College, Maria continues to develop her craft as a performer and songwriter and has recently composed the music for two new musical theatre works commissioned by The Musical Stage Company and Theatre Sheridan in Toronto.

Elena Arsenchuk
Film and Television Production

Elena is a Media Foundation graduate and a second-year student in the Film and Television Production program at Humber College. She works as a videographer and freelance photographer.

James Griffith 

James is currently a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Music Program at Humber, majoring in Woodwinds. Primarily a saxophonist and composer in contemporary and traditional jazz idioms, he has performed and worked with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Dayna Stephens and Terri Lyne Carrington. Griffith performs around the GTA at venues such as The Jazz Bistro, Poetry Jazz Cafe, The Emmet Ray and more.

Brittany Iwanciwski

Raised in Northern BC on a blend of Classical and Canadian old-time music, Brittany has been playing fiddle tunes for a long time. Currently living in Toronto as a 2022 Humber graduate, they collaborate with numerous bands, play Irish music around the city, and are planning to release their new EP, Taken by Fairies.

Dhaivat Jani
Drums, Percussion

Dhaivat Jani is a Toronto-based award-winning drummer, Tabla player and composer. A recent graduate of the Bachelor of Music program at Humber College, Jani leads two of his own bands - Dhaivat Jani PLUS and Electrio. He also supports multiple artists across various genres and is an Artistic Associate at Spectrum Music, Canada.

Kaku Kenyi
Film and Media Production

Kaku is a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Film and Media Production program at Humber College and has completed the Broadcasting Television program at Seneca College. With extensive videography and editing experience through several years of education, internships and freelance work, she is also a freelance photographer.

Tristan Oliver
Film and Media Production

Tristan Oliver is currently in his fourth year in the Bachelor of Film and media production program at Humber College and has previously worked on various short films and award-winning feature film, Last Call (2019). Specialized in Directing and producing, Oliver is a freelance cinematographer, mainly shooting concerts and adapting those skills for the creation of this year's ICMF 2022 films. 

Hiro Tanaka
Double Bass

Hiro Tanaka is a Toronto-based bassist and composer from Saskatoon, SK. Tanaka is rooted in bebop tradition as he takes influence from the great bassists of Ray Brown and Paul Chambers but also looks to the future, taking inspiration from current musicians. His compositions' unique energy echoes the sounds of ECM records, hard bop, and hip hop. He is currently planning a recording project with his band, Tanaka Concept. 

Adina Vlasov
Acoustic guitar, Vocals

Adina is a recent graduate of Humber's Bachelor of Music program, majoring in voice. She is an indie-folk singer-songwriter with an EP and four singles released on all platforms. Vlasov works as a music teacher and regularly performs around Toronto with her band.

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