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Summer: Elias Djemil and Jazz Festival

summer: SLAV was cancelled last summer following protests that the play appropriated Black culture, according to Toronto Star. It has been revamped with help from activists. Hobbling around the stage with the help of a cane, Bonifassi known for singing the Oscar-nominated theme song for The Triplets of Belleville made light of the injury she sustained last summer during the show's original ill-fated run. Elias Djemil / THE CANADIAN PRESS Thank you for the warm reception, she told the cheering crowd at the sold-out theatre in St-Jerome, about 50 kilometres north of Montreal. Three performances into SLAV's run at the Montreal International Jazz Festival last summer, the show was cancelled. After all these twists and turns, I'd just about given up the ghost. ( As reported in the news.