SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Kashka

KASHKA is the ongoing “folkpoptronica” project of Kat Burns, a musician and songwriter based in Toronto. Originally launched to catch the songs that didn’t fit under the orchestral-folk-pop umbrella of her former band, Forest City Lovers, the project has since grown legs and begun to power walk; with arms up and a determined look across her face.

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Which empanada will win? find out this weekend!


An empanada is baked or fried bread with stuffing. Visually, it looks like a pizza pocket; however, it usually contains a combination of meat, vegetables, cheese, and fruit. Sounds good, eh? But it gets better! Harbourfront Centre will be hosting a competition to determine who makes the best empanada! We’ll be featuring chefs Lizka Silvera; Natalia Martinez Cristian Heise; Martha Martinez; Kevin Chica-vera and Luis Manuel Cordoba.

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A Chilean Spice is Added to Ritmo Y Color

Chico Trujillo, one of Chile’s most popular rock groups, is coming to Harbourfront Centre! They’ve dominated the music scene in Chile and now, they’re looking to reach out to other parts of the world.

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New at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Deep Fried Fridays

DJ Deep Fried Fridays

Friday nights just got a whole lot tastier! Deep-fried goodness and sizzling tunes take over Toronto’s waterfront with Harbourfront Centre’s newest summer-long experience. Gather friends, pack up the kids and head down to Harbourfront Centre for an outdoor showcase that explores the tastes and sounds that reflect distant lands and local terrains.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Program

Blending post-punk, shoegaze and electronic, Toronto’s Program has just released their first official album in March 2013. Currently, Program is working on their full-length album which has hopes to be released in the fall 2013.

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Harbourfront Centre TV: Nine Rivers City

Welcome to the launch of our new series of weekly segments entitled “Harbourfront Centre TV”. Our host, Althea Linton, will be on-site all summer long talking to vendors, artists and patrons. In our inaugural video, Althea chats with the curator and artists involved in our newest photography exhibition, Nine Rivers City. Stay tuned for episode 2.

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Canada Day Weekend Wrap-Up


Harbourfront Centre was the place to be for Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, with programming from dawn till dusk for four days straight.

Kicking things off on Friday was the inaugural DJ Deep Fried Fridays with Dr. Jay de Soca Price spinning. As well, Keys n Krates ignited the WestJet stage with their blend of rap beats, trap and electronic music, setting the tone for the rest of the weekend.

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Lula Lounge All-Stars are coming to Ritmo Y Color


Harbourfront Centre celebrates the global influence that is current Latin culture at this year’s Ritmo Y Color festival from Friday July 5 through Sunday July 7. This year Ritmo Y Color is partnering up with local Toronto talent. The Lula Lounge has assembled the Lula All Stars which is comprised of Roberto Linares Brown, Luisito Orbegoso, Yani Borrell and Ricky Franco!

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: The Thing Is

The Thing Is plays a true fusion of genres, telling the heart’s stories from a whirling storm of cultures. The release of The Thing Is debut self-titled CD in April 2012 was a TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Special Project, and has been followed by collaborations, commissions, and plenty of fancy-flights.

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High Five: Leading Canadian Women of Song Make Harbourfront Centre Debut!


On Canada Day, the WestJet Stage plays host to a special concert celebrating leading Canadian women of song. Five outstanding female artists will take the stage, collaborating for the first time in their careers for a performance that promises to be legendary.

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