RED Talks

REDTalks celebrates exceptional Indigenous artists, thinkers, catalyzers, innovators and leaders. Since 2011, REDTalks has been curated and hosted by award-winning Sandra Laronde.


Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

REDTalks features Supaman, an explosive mix of fancy dance, music, spoken word, and hip-hop artist from the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation in Montana. Known for his motivational lyrics and work with Indigenous youth, Supaman has built a career entertaining young people across North America.

Come + Be Inspired. Short performance followed by a REDTalk, and a mix + mingle.

WHEN: Sunday, June 19 at 12:30 pm

Blue Barracks @ Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd.

COST: Festival admission $5 daily, children 12 & under free.

Click here to watch a short video of Supaman:



Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7 pm

RED Talks is proud to present an evening with Duke Redbird and the Red Power Movement, a highly mobilized and vibrant initiative that highlighted issues through social protest in the 1960's and 70's.

Poet, scholar, storyteller, and television personality Duke Redbird is a member of the Saugeen First Nation and Ontario College of Art & Design's (OCAD) first Aboriginal Advisor/Mentor. He is the author of a collection of poetry and has been published in numerous anthologies in Canada and the United States.

The Drake Hotel
 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
(Queen West / Dufferin Street).

COST: $10 at the door

Food and refreshments are available.


Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7 pm

RED Talks presents a special evening with Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba plus a dance excerpt by New York City-based Javier Dzul.

ALEX CUBA: With a heart as big as his retro 'fro', Alex Cuba's trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords cut through cultural barriers like a machete through sugarcane. He won a Latin Grammy Award in 2010 for Best New Artist and was nominated for Best Latin Pop album at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

JAVIER DZUL: New York City-based Javier Dzul fuses Indigenous pre-Hispanic ritual and mythology in dance with the undulant muscularity of a jaguar.

>>Listen to the music of Alex Cuba  Click here


TIFF Lightbox - Bell Blue Room, 350 King Street West (King & John)


$25 at the door

Mix & mingle at 6pm, light refreshments