Apsley Voice - August 2006 - Page 1

 Liz and Bill

August 2006


New to the Parade

Editor's Note: This new addition to the Canada Day Parade has made a lasting impression upon Apsley.  What a bang up job they did to jazz up Canada Day and to show that multiculturalism is alive and well. 

by Sergio Barboza
Magia Negra is a Toronto-based drum and dance entertainment company that performs Candombe, a lively and entrancing Afro-Uruguayan hybrid music form.  Fused with various other world rhythms, the end result is a high-energy explosion of vibrant colours and sounds.

Founded in 2002, the group has performed at venues such as Toronto’s Parti Gras Festival,  TLN’s LatinFest at Canada’s Wonderland and for the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The group also has distinct honor of being the opening act for Jamie Roos (internationally known Uruguayan artist) at his first and only performance on Canadian soil.

Many of the groups drummers, dancers and musicians (guitar, bass, 2 trumpets, trombone and saxophone) are Uruguayan born Canadians; however, our performers also reflect Canada's ethnically diverse population as the group includes Canadians, Europeans, West Indians and South Americans.

With the goal to maintain Uruguay’s Afro cultural customs as well as the  desire to teach and influence young Uruguayan-Canadian generations now forming. Magia Negra takes great pride in teaching, maintaining and showcasing our culture.

If you would like more information on the type of music we play you can visit our website www.magianegra.ca.

Pictures below from the Apsley Canada Day Parade on July 1'st:

Magian Negra 1 Magia Negra 2
In this issue of the Apsley Voice:
  • Parks, Recreation and Wild Canaries                                                    Page 5
  • Apsley's Line Dancer's and The Apsley Lions                                         Page 7
  • Re-Source Centre and Library Events and a call for Volunteers              Page 10
  • Health Centre - Thanks & Celebration and an Open Letter to the PM    Page 11

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Other Pages in The Apsley Voice for August 2006 ...

Page   1: The New Entry in Apsley's Canada Day Parade
Page   2: Apsley Voice - Directory & Masthead
Page   3: Local News, Legion and Community Business Profile
Page   4: Seniors, Volunteers, Philosophy and Family Pride
Page   5: Parks, Recreation & Birding

Page   6: Canada Day Parade Photos
Page   7: The Apsley Lions and Line Dancers
Page   8: Classified Ads & Church News
Page   9: More Canada Day Parade Photos
Page 10: Re-Source Centre and Library Events and Call for Volunteers for The International Plowing Match
Page 11: Health Centre Thanks, Celebration and a Rant from the Apsley Bard

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