What can a decolonized community look like?

Join us as we explore, create and question, space, time, past present, future, home, land, food, sleep, love , healing, community .. through an interactive art installation…

What can a decolonized community look like?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
3pm – 7pm
Academy of the Impossible,
231 Wallace Avenue (5 minutes north of Lansdowne Station, 2 minutes west of Lansdowne)

There will also be a melding of food love and dreams of healthy communities, as Aemilius Ramirez lends his skills in the kitchen to create and provide a nourishing menu for the day!

*This venue is wheelchair accessible, including wheelchair accessible washroom.

*Everyone can come and go as they please, event will end by 7pm.

*Folks of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Families are welcome.

*Donations will be accepted, but not expected.

*Be prepared to share, learn and grow!

*Special thanks to Six Degrees Acupuncture who will be providing community acupuncture treatments!

R3 actively supports people and projects that use an indigenist or decolonization framework to tackle the legacies of colonization.

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Upcoming for April 2013

R3 remains busy through out April. Check out what we are up to!

1.The Red Caravan Tour wraps up this weekend in Sudbury with a stop at La Fromagerie on Friday, April 5 and a workshop on April 6. The tour has been going so well so far with solid connections, great music and good vibes. Check out some pics on facebook:


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2. Get in bed with us on Wednesday, April 13, 9am – 9pm

Artist Reena Katz has fabulously re-imagined John and Yoko Ono’s famous bed-ins for queer folks as apart of Hatch at Harbourfront. R3 has been invited as one of four queer couples or groups to spend 12 hours in bed. Come and chat with us about decolonization, resistance, community building, and queerness while knitting, jamming etc at Harbourfront’s studio theatre. Good times! Check the facebook link here.


Performance details

3. The Market, a multi arts installation on the future of decolonization, Sunday, April 28

Come and join us for The Market, an original R3 installation. This will be an interactive, multi arts, futuristic market for folks of all ages to explore, share and learn. Save the date, more info to come!

R3 is Busy! r3d caravan tour & upcoming events

R3 has a lot happening in the next month or so!

1. r3d caravan tour! We are launching on March 7 at The Garrison in Toronto and March 10 All Ages Workshop at The Academy of the Impossible Find out more about the tour from the following links:

Upcoming tour dates

Indie Gogo Campaign, Our wonderful donors and support

Artist Info

Also check out what members are up to!

2. Brixia Bloodbeard at the Rhubarb Festival, February 27 – March 3, 2013


An exploration of Death, the Acceptance of Mortality, Ancestral baggage, and Birth.

A song-story (cantastoria) live performance, illustrated by shadow-puppetry cut-outs. Enter
an imaginative world of Song and Shadow, with musician & puppet artist Brescia Brixia Bloodbeard,
in collaboration with puppeteers Joce Tremblay, Naty Tremblay and Melisse Watson.

3. Sonny Bean CD Launch on Friday, March 1!

163 sterling road, unit 2 Toronto (just next to the chocolate factory)



Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm

natalie boustead
afi browne
sonny bean

$5 -10 door/no one turned away for lack of funds
$10-20 with CD (sliding scale)
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Soapbox! with (H)afrocentric The Comic on February 2!

We are excited to partner with artist Jewels Smith and present her comic at A Different Booklist!

The R3 Collective presents:

The Comic

An Evening of Live Music & Storytelling

Open Reception: 6pm – 7pm
Show: 7pm – 9pm

$7 at the door/pay what you can
@ A Different Booklist

(H)afrocentric comic book signing & live screenprinting

*BYOT-shirt (or hoodie, sweatpants, tote bag, binders full of paper or whatever you wish). There will be screenprinting with a choice of different (H)afrocentric logos.

Facebook Event

Featuring special guest Jewels Smith

With performances by R3 Collective members:
Sedina Fiati
Amai Kuda
Jamaias Dacosta
Afi Browne
Izzy Mackenzie

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R3 supports Idle No More

The Idle No More Movement continues as Theresa Spence continues her hunger strike and first nations people and allies rally all over the country. Spread the word about this if you haven’t already. This is a crucial time. If you are on twitter, follow the #idlenomore hashtag and people are posting all the time.

CBC Interview with Chief Theresa Spence

Idle No More Blogspot

2012 in review & Thank you!

As 2012 comes to a close, the R3 Collective would like to say thank you. Check out this year in review video:

Thanks to:

For the November Community Dinner

Saqib Keval
Kevin Hamilton
fatima rahhali
Thorpes Organic Produce
James Whetung
Elisa Hatton
Nicholas Murray
Fatima Wahid
Nana Esperanza

For the Toronto Rape Crisis Fundraiser, Riddims of Resistance

Deb Singh
MC Jazz
Evalyn Perry
Irma Villafuerte
Toronto Street Writers
Aisha Wahid
Cherish Blood
Rosary Spence
Ill Na Na
Gein Wong
Dainty Box
Emily Pohl-Weary
Fiona Raye Clarke
Maryem Tollar

Come check out Riddims of Resistance, A Benefit for the TRCC/MWAR

On Saturday, August 25, 2012, R3 is coordinating Riddims of Resistance, a benefit for the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape. Come to Lee’s Palace (wheelchair accessible) for performances from over 20 artists. This night is going be off the hook. Be there!

Date: Saturday August 25th

Location: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St West. (Wheelchair Accessible)


Time: 9pm – 2am

Cost: $5 – $50 (no one turned away!)


amai kuda (r3)
Jamaias Da Costa (r3)
sonny b (r3)
Brixia Bloodbeard
Joce Tremblay
Emily Pohl-Weary and Fiona Raye Clarke (Toronto Street Writers)
nisha ahuja (r3)
Evalyn Parry
Rehana Tejpar (r3)
Sedina Fiati (r3)
Cherish Blood
Dainty Smith
Maryem Tollar
Ill Na Na
Aisha Wahid
Bruno Capinan
Gein Wong
Irma Villafuerte
dj ariel
DJ Zehra
Kismet Star

Offical Media Sponsor: www.rabble.ca

Community Sponsors:
Come As You Are

Glad Day Bookshop

South-Asian Women’s Centre

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre

lal cd release is tomorrow night @ the garrison, doors at 9pm. the magic mushroom grows. don’t miss it – http://ping.fm/F5VCP

R3 Spring Equinox Photos (finally!)

LAL CD Release – May 18, 2012



LAL will be celebrating their 4th LP release, Friday, May 18th 2012 at the Garrison.

LAL is a band, but not only a band – they are a music making magical mushroom, the visible flowering part of a much larger organism, connected with very fine but infinitely resilient roots.

They are the flowering fruit of a complex network of microscopic filaments, these roots also belonging and are connected to other firms and organizations; incisive and relentless activists, ethical community based businesses and performance companies.

They are a huge, justice-hungry organism. A world-wide team of individuals, groups, organizations, companies, firms, NGOs, businesses, researchers, activists, philosophers and artists. Those who are determined to give a shit.

The music of LAL is made by poet, lyricist, activist, singer and Bengali-rooted tough-guy Rosina Kazi and her life partner, producer, sound designer, philosopher, aphorismist and Barbados-born king of chill, Nicholas Murray, joined by bassist and walking guru Uganda-born Ian De Souza,



“Lal’s new self-titled album is a polished, dreamy collection that calls to mind Enigma and Depeche Mode in terms of both style and deep lyrical content. It’s genuine chill music with electronic beats and breathy, ethereal vocals, and is sooth- ing and energizing at the same time… I’d love to hear this trio from Toronto live in concert.”
– DR – Shameless Magazine

“The fact that three kids from Canada chose to buck the all-encompassing rock and hip-hop trends to craft introspective world music should tell you something about Lal’s level of sophistication. The trio’s fourth proper release deserves the often-misused descriptor of “genre-hopping,”…”Bunch of Maybes” and album closer “I Know Your Face” manage to pull off that rare feat of sounding fashionable and forward-thinking without being “of the moment” or yearningly insecure. Lal’s self-titled LP doesn’t break down barriers as much as it simply ignores them.”
– Daniel Sylvester – Exclaim!


Hosted by: Cherish Blood / Victoria Mata
Performances by:
Mia Skye
Saye Sky
Matthew Maskaant
R3 Collective
Visuals by: V.J. Yala
djs: Nik Red / Lover Sun

Sponsors for the release show
R3 Collective
OPIRG Toronto
Hotbox Cafe
Mayworks Festival

Media sponsor

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