• Artists: Aaron Blewett, Jessie Gosling, Tami Sorovaiski, Simon Williams, Joel Bracken, Carolina Lopez, Joshua Yiu, Anthony Estridge, Siddhi Malviya, Maryem Hassan Tollar
  • Medium: Video Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Etobicoke

Something Is Awake by Carmine, created as part of the Intercultural & Creative Music Fellowship 2023, a partnership between Humber College and the Aga Khan Museum.


L Building (2nd Floor)

  • Address: 19 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

The Project

In the summer of 2023, nine Humber students worked together for 14 weeks to form “Carmine”. They composed and recorded five songs, two films and a zine, as part of the album titled Something is Awake. Deeply inspired by the Aga Khan Museum’s Rumi exhibition, this endeavour embarks on a soul-stirring exploration of timeless themes such as love, life, and death, delving into the heart of Sufism, devotion, and the transformative power of our collective consciousness.

The Artists

  • Aaron Blewett, Toronto, Canada – Drums & Percussion

  • Jessie Gosling, Toronto, Canada – Voice & Acoustic Guitar

  • Tami Sorovaiski, Toronto, Canada – Electric & Upright Bass

  • Simon Williams, Toronto, Canada – Piano, Keyboards & Synthesizers

  • Joel Bracken, Toronto, Canada – Saxophones & Flute

  • Carolina Lopez, Toronto, Canada – Voice & Electric Guitar

  • Joshua Yiu, Toronto, Canada – Video Director

  • Anthony Estridge, Toronto, Canada – Director of Photography

  • Siddhi Malviya, Toronto, Canada – Visual Designer

  • Maryem Hassan Tollar, Toronto, Canada – Creative Producer

The Intercultural & Creative Music Fellowship, through partnership with Humber College & the Aga Khan Museum aims to foster a greater intercultural understanding of Muslim heritage in the world of music & film, while also helping emerging artists achieve greater professional experience. With an emphasis on community and collaboration, Humber College and the Aga Khan Museum share a belief that interconnected communities of artists and performers can together create substantial system-wide change that can help break down social barriers. Under the guidance of Creative Producer Maryem Hassan Tollar and Project Lead Agneya Chikte, this project provides creative mentorship and professional experience to young audio/visual creators from Humber College.


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