918 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5R 3G5
Phone: (416) 204-1080

Artistic and programming inquiries

Sanjeet Takhar, Artistic Director

Rentals and other administrative inquiries

David Dacks, Executive Director


Co-presented with Bonsound and Arts & Crafts

Pierre Kwenders: José Louis and The Paradox of Love album launch

Concert in Co-presentations Series

José Louis and The Paradox of Love is singer-songwriter Pierre Kwenders’ most personal project to date. At the intersection of Congolese rumba, electronic music and jazz-infused progressions, this new album is both an embrace of African musical tradition and a swerve into immaculate emotional territory. From the sensual beats, to the mellow yet powerful singing, by way of intimate interludes, the 13-song collection offers more than a simple window into the world of José Louis Modabi (aka Pierre Kwenders). The door is wide open and floating in the air is this everlasting feeling of hope and complete sense of freedom.


918 Bathurst, is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). This event will have projected visuals, includes amplified sound and will not include additional scents

We will have ear plugs, sunglasses, and a ‘therapeutic room’ for those that need it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to david@musicgallery.org


Proof of full vaccination or vaccination exception supported by a valid certificate issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health is required at the door. Except in our bar area, masks are required to be worn at all times unless explicitly mentioned otherwise. 

For our full policy, click here


We expect all attendees and community members to respect one another, and to respect the work that was created for you to explore. We will not tolerate harm or harmful behaviour of any kind. 



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