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Neruda Arts is a community based not-for-profit organization that connects the diverse cultures of our region through the arts.

Ziggy Marley Shares the Love in KW

Singer, songwriter, producer, and SIX-time, Grammy Award Winner, Ziggy Marley will perform at Centre in the Square Thursday October 9th as part of his Fly Rasta Tour. Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. He is the proud inheritor of his father's gift for socially conscious lyrics and the prophetic tradition. Don’t miss this show! Use the promo code, NERUDA and you will a receive 15% OFF selected tickets.

Making Dreams Come True in Uganda

Dream for Uganda, a registered non-profit, has launched its Fuel Local fundraising campaign to support the performing arts program at the Cambridge Secondary School in Eastern Uganda. The Cambridge School provides refuge, counseling, and free education to 400 children impacted by war, poverty and AIDS. Dream for Uganda is raising $20,000 to create a documentary film and purchase musical instruments for the school. Donors receive everything from a copy of the finished film to their name listed as an associate producer.

Isabel Cisterna Defends The Cat in Battle of the Books

As part of the 2nd annual Waterloo Reads initiative Isabel Cisterna will join a distinguished panel of book enthusiasts on Tuesday October 7th, from 7-9pm, at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex as they defend their choice the 10 top books of 2014. The Ontario Library Association's '10 Champions' consists of a diverse selection of Evergreen-nominated Canadian fiction and non-fiction books. Isabel will try and persuade the panel that her book, The Cat by Edeet Ravel, deserves to be selected. "This is a book that really conveys the experience of trauma and recovery on a very person level. It's sad but also very inspiring."   

Kultrún Festival To Light Up Public Square

Kultrún: The Sound and Rhythm of World Music

July 11-12, 2014 Neruda Arts presents Kultrún, its new free festival in the Uptown Waterloo Public Square.

As we did with LatinFest, Neruda Arts will once again light up the Public Square with a great line-up of local, national and international artists who draw on traditional forms and expressions to create exciting new hybrid styles of world music. Kultrún is also a family friendly celebration of diversity with workshops, activities, and programming for all ages.

Latitudes Storytellers add Narrative Dimension to Kultrún

Latitudes Storytellers will come bearing their narratives to Neruda Arts' Kultrún World Music Festival July 11-12 in the Uptown Waterloo Public Square. Like Neruda Arts' other community partners who will be leading workshops on everything from African dance, tai chi,  shadow puppet theatre and origami, Latitudes will help support the new festival's second programming pillar - all-ages, interactive and multidisciplinary workshops!

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