Harvey Weisfeld is a singer, song-writer and guitarist. A social activist and one of the early founders of Tikkun Toronto, he has performed at the Ashkenaz Festival as co-creator of “Two Brothers Near Jerusalem” and is a member of the choir and guitarist for Shir Libenyu (10 years). As part of his time with Tikkun Toronto, Harvey also developed the performance “Israel Stories” which explored the relationship of Israelis and Palestinians, promoting peace and shared recognition and was broadcast on rabble.ca. Harvey currently works in the field of economic and environmental sustainability and uses music as a healing force and convener for social justice practitioners.
In 2010, Harvey joined the wind in the leaves collective and, with the collective, has performed in the following venues:
- Lab Cab’s 2010 Festival at Factory Theatre.
- The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus as part of its Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts events for 2010-2011.
- Wonderworks in March 2011.
- Diasporic Dialogues series of performances in April 2011.
- Soundspoetic at Array Music in May 2011.
- Dancemakers on Sept. 17, 2011.
- Trane Studios on Oct. 11, 2011.
- TD Bank: Then and Now Program, February 17, 2012.
- Beit Zatoun in May 2012.
- Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre, September 22, 2012.
- International Festival of the Poetry of Resistance October 12, 2012.
- ArrayMusic December 1, 2012.
As a musician, Harvey remains active with Shir Libenyu and is now performing ‘neguns’ regularly at several of its community programs. He remains involved in Tikkun Toronto and with the Ashkenaz Festival and also performs now and then at ‘Ellington’s’ on St. Clair Avenue West.