Cadenas @ Diaspora Film Fest

Join the Ashkenaz Foundation and the International Diaspora Film Fest at the Opening Night of the IDFF

Film screening of El Gusto + live concert with Cadenas

Thursday November 1st, 2012
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave, Toronto

Canadian Premiere of Safinez Bousbia’s El Gusto, a stunning Algerian/Irish film depicting the fascinating history of Algerian Chaabi music and its original Jewish and Arabic practitioners, now scattered from North Africa to France. 2011, 88 min. Arabic & French with English Subtitles. Winner, Arab-World Documentary’s Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Click here to watch El Gusto trailer.


Live performance and reception featuring Toronto-based urban folk group Ventanas* and professional flamenco dancer and choreographer Ilse Gudino. Ilse and Ventanas join forces to create CADENAS, merging their cross-cultural worlds of music and dance. Click here for a preview of Cadenas.

*Ventanas is a Toronto-based urban folk band that draws musical inspiration from the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members. From Spain to Turkey, Ventanas explores many musical forms and languages from flamenco palos to Balkan rhythms, from Sephadic diaspora to Hutsul Ukraine. At Ashkenaz Festival 2012, hundreds lined up to see Ventanas’ beautiful show at Harbourfront Centre. Don’t miss out on this fantastic and intimate opportunity to enjoy their music once more!

Ticket info:

IDFF is offering advance ticket purchase for the film and concert at separate admission prices; $10 for the film and $10 for the live performance + reception. For separate admission tickets and full IDFF program details, call 416-571-2150 or visit

Special offer to Ashkenaz followers    

We are pleased to offer our followers a discounted full event ticket price of $15, including film screening, live concert + reception. Available only through the Ashkenaz office by calling 416-979-9901 before Thursday November 1 at 12pm. Limited quantity available, call today!

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