Sunday May 5,
1pm - 4pm

Beatwork is a percussion workshop for migrant farmworkers. Facilitated by musician Ruben 'Beny' Esguerra, the workshop reflects on Indigenous migrations from south to north. Incubating liberatory sounds of migration, land, and labour, the workshop will contribute to the development of a new collection of collaborative recordings and a new album by the artist.

Born in Colombia - JUNO Awards Nominee - Ruben 'Beny' Esguerra is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, arts educator and community worker who has composed original scores for the CBC, City Life Film, Amnesty International and the National Film Board of Canada; presented his pieces in festivals held in Canada, US, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile and is currently the music director of several programs based in Jane-Finch, Toronto. Ruben is a PhD (ABD) candidate in Musicology/Ethnomusicology specializing in traditional and urban music.

Presented in collaboration with UFCW Canada.

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A percussion workshop with migrant farmworkers by invitation only