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Cuban, Portugal Folklorama Tour

A couple of days ago I visited the Africa and India pavilions. Yesterday as I continued on my Folklorama journey, I decided to see the world without leaving downtown. I began my evening at the Cuban Pavilion in the Convention Centre. I got even closer to home with my second stop. This was the Portugal Pavilion just off Notre Dame, not all that far from where I live.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxJ2R09xWUE] Cuban Pavilion Cultural Display Arriving at the Cuban Pavilion, I was greeted by…Continue readingCuban, Portugal Folklorama Tour

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Africa, India Pavilions – Folklorama Week 2

My first week ended with a visit to the South Sudanese pavilion. After taking a few days off at the end of Folklorama’s first week, I got back into visiting pavilions yesterday with the start of the second week. I found myself up around St. Philip’s so I decided to start out in the area. My first visits this week were to the Africa and the India pavilions. Africa Pavilion: The Africa Pavilion is located in Holy Cross Gym. The…Continue readingAfrica, India Pavilions – Folklorama Week 2

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South Sudanese Pavilion – Folklorama

Yesterday, life caught up with me, so I didn’t end up posting about my visit to the South Sudanese Pavilion on Wednesday. My first Wednesday pavilion was the Japanese Pavilion. From there I hopped a bus down to the South Sudanese Pavilion. Located in the South Sudanese cultural centre on Dagmar, this Pavilion represents the youngest country in the world.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UjBa5MRz8Y]The pavilion also interests me because we have two South Sudanese parishes in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. They are…Continue readingSouth Sudanese Pavilion – Folklorama

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Japanese Pavilion Folklorama

Yesterday I visited the Japanese and South Sudan Pavilions for Foklorama. In preparing to write the up I looked for connections. In the end the only connection that really sprang to mind is that they are both on the Number 17 bus route. So, I’m writing separate posts for each pavilion.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQdb9KYxAtk]Located in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, the Japanese Pavilion is divided into cultural space in the basement, with the food and the show in the main floor hall.I arrived…Continue readingJapanese Pavilion Folklorama

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Provencher Pavilions – Folklorama

Yesterday marked my third day of pavilion hopping. My first post is here, and my second is here. I decided that I would try to visit all three of the pavilions on or around Provencher Boulevard. The Belgian and Canadien-francais pavilions are both situated less than a block apart on Provencher. The Chilean pavilion is just off of Provencher on Ave de la Cathedrale. As a pedestrian/transit user, this combination worked out really well. I started with the Belgian pavilion,…Continue readingProvencher Pavilions – Folklorama

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Woven Together – Folklorama

Woven together is the theme for Folklorama together. As I went out on my tour today I kept that thought in mind. I visited two pavilions again today. The first was Casa Do Minho, the Portuguese pavilion on Wall Street. The second was the Scandinavian pavilion, a couple of blocks away on Erin. The two pavilions are quite different, but each in it’s own way embodies the woven together idea. Woven Together at Casa do Minho Casa do Minho represents a…Continue readingWoven Together – Folklorama