KUUMBA will be the password for all things Blackat Harbourfront

In February KUUMBA will be the password for all things Black at Harbourfront

By Stephen Weir

Harbourfront is already planning to stage an eventful February as Ontario marks Black History Month (BHM) in 2024.

Earlier this week, Harbourfront announced the return of KUUMBA, one of the city’s largest and longest-running BHM festivals. Although their program isn’t yet complete, their proposed 2024 calendar is larger and bolder than it was in 2023.


Jully Black

“KUUMBA 2024 is supported by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment. The month-long multidisciplinary festival explores the 4The keynote address will be followed by an invitation-only opening reception for the artists, sponsors, media, and a number of community members,” said Iris Nemani, the outgoing chief programming officer at Harbourfront Centre.

KUUMBA’s multidisciplinary programming embraces black culture, diversity, and creativity, featuring artists from Toronto and around the world.

The event promises unforgettable moments, including a headlining performance from the Canadian Queen of R&B, Jully Black and electrifying competitions from Breaking Canada. Plus, the inaugural launch of KUUMBA 365 – Harbourfront Centre’s new annual initiative commissioning works by Black artists, focusing on the disciplines of literary arts, spoken word, dance, and theatre.

Iris Nemani-photo by Dahlia Katz

The Caribbean Camera will be updating readers about events at KUUMBA in the weeks to come.