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Guided by Starlight

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Photo of Zaki Ibrahim by Cassandra Popescu.

Guided by Starlight

Date & Time

October 17, 2021 @ 9:00 pm 10:30 pm EDT

Available on-demand following premiere dates.


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Watch Guided by Starlight On-Demand

After a year of lockdowns and shuttered venues, Guided by Starlight — Exploring Toronto’s Musical Galaxy celebrates the musicians and communities at the heart of Toronto’s vibrant musical cosmos. Discover a scene defined by indie labels, underground international sensations, live concerts, and iconic venues.  

This 5-part docu-music series travels across Toronto’s wide-ranging neighbourhoods and musical genres, offering an insider’s look at the places and spaces that inform each artist’s work. 

Featuring well-known names (Zaki Ibrahim, SATE) alongside up-and-coming sensations (Säye Skye, Hex, Kristi Lane Sinclair), Guided by Starlight reminds us that from Scarborough to Etobicoke, Toronto’s vibrant and diverse musical communities continue to celebrate creativity in life and sound. 

9:00 PM EST, October 13 Star Gliding: Traversing the soulful constellations that make up the Toronto Ballroom and R &B scenes.
Zaki Ibrahim
Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance

9:00 PM EST, October 14 – Discovering The Divine: Explorations of the inter-connectivity and international scope of Toronto’s music scene. 
Kristi Lane Sinclair
Lenka Lichtenberg
Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers (RAW)

9:00 PM EST, October 15 – Fractal Futures in Hip Hop: Uncovering Toronto-based Hip Hop and its international and form-defying offshoots. 
Säye Skye
ILLuminato Cypher curated by Eyeda Sophia and Maxhole

9:00 PM EST, October 16 A Reverberation of Tongues: A testimonial to the echoes of language and blood that are at the root of Toronto’s Afro-LatinX community. 
Bruno Capinan

9:00 PM EST, October 17 – Screaming Dreams: A prophetic look at the impact of disappearing spaces, lineage, and condos on one of Toronto’s hardest-hit musical genres. 

FAQ – Tickets, How to Watch

How to Watch Guided by Starlight 

  1. Can I watch Guided by Starlight without tickets? 

    Yes, you can! We love GBS too much to keep it hidden. You can watch at luminatofestival.neme.tv. We recommend registering for free tickets because you’ll get show reminders and bonus content.
  2. Do I need a separate ticket for each episode of Guided by Starlight?
    No, one ticket is all you need! Just use the link provided or visit luminatofestival.neme.tv to find each episode.
  3. How do I watch Guided by Starlight

    Visit luminatofestival.neme.tv to see all of the streams from October 13 –17, 2021. You can also click the WATCH button at the top of luminatofestival.com.
  4. What if I miss a show? Is Guided By Starlight available after October 17th

    Not a problem.  Guided by Starlight will be on-demand until November 30th at luminatofestival.neme.tv. 
  5. When are the episodes available on-demand? 

    Each Guided by Starlight episode will be available on-demand the day after it premieres. For example, the first episide of GBS premieres on October 13th and will be available on-demand on October 14th.
  6. Where can I find the calendar of events for Luminato 2021? 

    Luminato’s calendar is available on the Festival Schedule page: https://luminatofestival.com/upcoming-arts-events/ and on the Festival 2021 page: https://luminatofestival.com/event_series/love-letters-to-toronto/   

About Tickets and Using Dice.fm

  1. I signed up for tickets and it said I have to download an app. Is that true? 

    No, you don’t have to use the app. But we do recommend it. We’re using DICE to coordinate your tickets to Guided by Starlight. DICE keeps your tickets in a secure app that makes it easy to click and watch the stream. Should you decide not to use the app, you will receive a link to watch the stream 1 hour before the show via your email. All streams are available at luminatofestival.neme.tv.
  2. The ticket page asked for my phone number. Do I have to provide It? Is it secure? 

    No, you don’t and yes it is. You only have to provide your phone number if you’re using the Dice app. Dice uses your phone number to make the registration process simple and to keep your tickets safe and secure. Dice follows all GDPR rules. Your number will not be shared or sold.
  3. I’ve booked tickets for all of Luminato 2021. What does “Line up Luminato Festival Toronto 7PM” mean?

    This refers to the line up of shows for the evening (which is all of Luminato Festival Toronto), that starts at 7PM. 
  4. Do I have to register for each show or can I register for the full festival? 

    Yes and yes. You are welcome to register for the shows that interest you. Alternatively, you can register for the full festival and get a reminder on October 13th. All streams are available at luminatofestival.neme.tv.
  5. Why does the registration page ask if I have a code? 

    If you had a promo code, you could click on “Got a code?” and enter it for a discount. But you don’t need a code because Luminato 2021 online programming is FREE.
  6. The ticket page said “Buy Now”. Isn’t Luminato free? 

    Yes, with one exception. All online shows at Luminato are free. The Ruins of Zindor, the live, immersive theatre show is paid. You can book your tickets to The Ruins of Zindor here: https://luminatofestival.com/event/ruinsofzindor/
  7. Does “Join the Stream” mean watch?

    Yes, Join the Stream means Watch. Just click and you’ll be taken to the show.
  8. Can I watch the show on my laptop, smart TV or games console?  

    You will be able to find your 5-character streaming code on your ticket in the app just before the  stream begins. We’ll also email the code to you. Once you have the code: 

    Visit www.dice.fm/stream on the device you’d like to use 

    Enter your phone number that’s associated with your DICE account and your unique five character  stream access code to access the stream 

    Hit play and you’re good to go. 

    Please note: We’d recommend checking that the device you want to watch on has a browser (such as Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and has the ability for you to enter a URL and interact with the page, so you can enter your phone number and stream access code.
  9. What if I don’t have a smartphone, or am unable to access the DICE app? 

    We’ve got you covered! Your unique code to access the stream will also be emailed to you one hour before the event starts. Visit dice.fm/stream on the device you’d like to use, and then enter your phone number and the code to access the video. Hit play and you’re good to go.  Luminato’s online shows will stream and be available on-demand until November 30 at luminatofestival.neme.tv  

Need help? Email us at [email protected]


Walking Disaster, TiKA, 2021

Zaki Ibrahim

Cut Loose, Zaki Ibrahim, 2021


Howler, SATE, 2021

Creative Team

Rosina Kazi, Curator
Dian Marie Bridge, Producer
Pip Bradford, Producer
Jamaias DaCosta, Associate Producer
Daniele Guevara, Video Production Manager and LX Lead
Soohong Cho, Audio Production Manager
Haui [Howard Davis], Projection Designer and Video Coordinator
Howard Wan, Cinematographer
Jose Garcia, Live Switcher and Live Show Editor

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