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Tenzin Choekyi and David Maranan performing live at Road to Asia 2012 October 26, 2012

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DreBu is proud to present performance artist Tenzin Choekyi at the annual Road to Asia event by JCCC. It is a weekend of performance, food and music that celebrates diverse cultures of Asia meeting in Canada. Choekyi is accompanied by David Maranan on guitar and they will perform a Tibetan song, “Rewa” (a song by Pemtsi) on Sunday, November 4th.

It is a festive occasion for all ages to come out and have a wonderful time!

DreBu is happy to share some free tickets. Just click on the file below and print it out.

DreBu Free Passes for Road to Asia

Each pass will admit two for either Saturday or Sunday. Feel free to distribute them to your network. See you there!

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Tibetan Chuba: Ancient Dresses in Modern Times – Culture Days 2011 August 8, 2011

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Blue - Water of the Five Elements Collection by Kalsang

Clouds in Water, a Blue Chuba designed and painted by Kalsang

Drebu will present a live, interactive, fashion, art and live music event in Parkdale Library on Saturday, Oct 1st from 11 to 2 pm; highlighting the importance of connecting with the diverse traditions and cultures that make up the Canadian mosaic.

Models will present a collection of modern Tibetan dresses styled after traditional forms and painted with bold ancient motifs in a contemporary painting medium by Kalsang Dolma, a Canadian Tibetan Artist & Designer . The collection will be presented by models through graceful Tibetan dance movements to live traditional music, along with demonstrations of various styling possibilities.

The online exhibition of the collection (Click here) goes live on September 30th, Friday. It will provide a view of the complete collection and its artistic production process, showing how artistic traditions and heritage tie in beautifully and organically with modern (urban) arts and culture.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the artists and models in a discussion on dress styling, history and meanings behind the painted motif designs.

The presentation highlights the importance of connecting with the diverse traditions and cultures that make up the Canadian mosaic.

This approach in presenting and sharing an integral aspect of our lives to a wider audience will serve to help us appreciate our cultural and artistic diversity through an engaging and innovative process that aims to cultivate a sense of true sharing and inclusion.

The presentation also serves to inspire and encourage our younger generations to have a sense of pride in our arts, traditions and diverse identities.
Open to all age group for a fun and interactive experience!
Program Outline:

11:15 to 12 – First Round
11:15 to 11:30 – Graceful Tibetan Movements to live Music
11:30 to 11:45 – Styling Showcase
11:45 to 12 noon – Public Interaction

12 to 12:45 – Second Round (same itinerary as above)

12:45 to 1pm – Break

1 pm to 1:45 – Third Round (same itinerary as above)

To learn more about  the presentation and Culture Days 2011, please visit online.

Road to Asia Festival 2010 October 30, 2010

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DreBu is excited to participate in this year’s Road to Asia festival at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

When: Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7
Where:
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5

Direction by bus:
Take the #100 (Flemingdon) bus
from Eglinton or Broadview subway station

The Road to Asia Festival 2010 is a two-day festival celebrating the richness and exciting diversity of Asian culture, all under one roof. The festival creates a thriving multicultural atmosphere in which individual cultures are highlighted through their traditional Food, Arts and Crafts, Music, Dance and Martial Arts.

Last year’s festival created a rich mix of the cultures of 9 different Asian nations and was visited by approximately 3,000 people. We are hoping to see all of our previous participants returning this year including Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, India, Tibet, Taiwan, and, of course, Japan. We hope to celebrate this fantastic milestone with more of everything that makes The Road to Asia Festival so much fun.

Free advance Tickets! (pay $ 5 at gate)
Each ticket admits two and can be used for either Saturday or Sunday.
Pick up at two locations in Parkdale:

1. Tibet Kitchen 1544 Queen St. W.
416-913-8726

2. The Mascot (Cafe) 1267 Queen St W
(416) 533-2888

Note: Those who live far from Parkdale can email us for free electronic passes.

Hope to see you there! Kalsang & Gelek

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DreBu on Facebook October 30, 2010

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It’s another way for you to keep up with the latest updates, events, photos, videos and discussions and that sort of thing.

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Culture Days Reflections October 30, 2010

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To the folks at DreBu: a fantastic event! Please continue doing all the great work that you are doing. – Bob

Beautiful – thank you for showing us your culture! P.S. We are artists too and have done butter sculpture at the Royal Winter Fair. – Joanne

Very happy and proud to see our culture being represented in this way for the culture days. – Jamyang

Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. – Maria

Thanks so much for sharing! Great food. Great music. Beautiful art and great company. I can’t wait to come back and try on more food. Thank you for the beautiful afternoon. – Keane

I enjoyed all your food. More music next time! Food is great! I wanna learn to dance next time. – Robbie

Thank you for showing us an aspect of the Tibetan culture we hadn’t seen before – the butter sculpture. The music was very good too. Susan and Ray

Great job and keep it up! – Palden

 

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“The Search” Movie Screening August 9, 2010

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Drebu invites you to a special screening of the highly acclaimed Tibetan movie, “the Search”.

What: “The Search” by Pema Tseden, a movie screening
When: Tuesday, Aug 17, 7:30 pm
Where: The Mascot Café, 1267 Queen St. W (2 blocks west of Dufferin St.)

Directed by Pema Tseden and featured in TIFF 2009, this movie has been lauded by critics from all around the world and has been screened in many film festivals, including the Shanghai International Film Festival 2009, where it won the Grand Jury Prize.

The movie follows the journey of a director and his crew in search of actors to play an ancient Tibetan opera, especially the two main roles of the Prince and the Princess. Through the breathtaking landscape and the struggles that the crew come across, the movie, shot entirely in Tibetan Amdo, presents a compelling portrait of Tibet that is often overlooked or missed by most people.

This special screening is a Pay What You Can event, with proceeds going towards artists who will participate in Drebu’s upcoming Culture Day presentation on Sept. 26.

This event is by invitation only, so please be sure to RSVP by emailing drebu.org[at]gmail.com, or confirming with either Kalsang or Gelek.

Snacks and refreshments provided courtesy of the Mascot Cafe and Tibet Kitchen.

Our big thanks to the Mascot Cafe for donating their space and supporting our event.