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Yalla Barra

  • Wellesley Stage 15 Wellesley Street East Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7 Canada (map)

Pride proudly presents the return of Yalla Barra, celebrating Middle Eastern culture with an amazing lineup. 

Headliner - Abjeez - is one of the most successful Iranian music groups in the last 20 years. The Swedish - Iranian duo have long been making music. In opposition to the recent US immigration ban, they dropped an early release of their newest single to bring awareness to the state of so many innocent people affected by the ban. Abjeez blends Iranian soul rhythms with reggae, rock, ska and flamenco, singing in Farsi, English, Spanish and Swedish. Sometimes sharp, sometimes humorous, the band explores politics, love and everything in between. Dubbed the first Persian speaking Reggae/Ska band, they truly are a cultural bridge between the East, West and beyond.

Straight from LA, Shiva joins Pride this year with her unique blend of traditional and futuristic sounds, along with Discwoman Collective’s DJ Haram from NYC, and DJ Iz, organizer of the monthly Gay Middle Eastern party, Habibi NYC. Wake Island (Lebanon/Montreal) provides a mesmerizing set to get you moving with their techno beats, and Arabesque Dance Company returns this year for a special performance.

6pm - DJ IZ w/ Arabesque
730pm - DJ Haram
945pm - Abjeez
1130pm - Wake Island
1230am - Shiva

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