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Day of the Dead Arrives at Harbourfront Centre

After months of preparation and anticipation, Harbourfront Centre is pleased to welcome Toronto to our Day of the Dead celebration, presented by Scotiabank. Patrons will be able to explore the annual Mexican tradition of honouring the dead, including ofrendas, music, dance and more. Whether you’ve celebrated in years past or are experiencing the festival for the first time, there is truly …

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Boogat: The future of Latin music

Meet Daniel Russo-Garrido, a.k.a. Boogat, a versatile French-Canadian Spanish hip hop vocalist from Montreal. He’s a seasoned performer, who’s played international festivals such as Montreal International Jazz Festival, Toronto Small World Music Festival and Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Critics have called him “the future of Latin music,” as he blurs the lines between traditional Latin grooves and a more urban/EDM (Electronic Dance Music) sound.

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Food and music: Electrify your senses

Food and music are a perfect combination. This sentiment is definitely shared by friends Joel Carriere and Jordan Hastings, co-founders of D.A. Foods, which is the delicious counterpart to Dine Alone Records (current home of bands such as City and Colour, The Lumineers, Marilyn Manson– to name a few).

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White Jade: traditional with a twist

White Jade is a band from China that adds a twist to traditional Chinese music by adding electronic rhythms and pairing it with high-tech visuals to create a live performance that is out of this world. The group has been together for almost two years and has already released their debut self-titled album. It was recorded overseas in England, with …

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From Haiti to Canada: CaRiMi

Carlo Vieux, Richard Cavé, and Mickael Guirand – together, they form CaRiMi, one of Haiti’s most popular bands.

Formed in 2001, they left Haiti to pursue their musical dreams in New York. That summer, their single Ayiti Bang Bang became a hit and they rose to fame. Their accolades include top rankings on Billboard over countries including Haiti, Canada, and parts of Europe.

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Googoosh Music Academy finalist Neda Seyedi closes out the Tirgan Festival

To close out the 2013 Tirgan Festival, Neda Seyedi from the Googoosh Music Academy will be performing live at Harbourfront Centre!

Googoosh is an Iranian pop star and actress. She’s a veteran in the Iranian music industry, having been active for 39 years. Together with musical experts Babak Saidi and Hooman Khalatbari, she has started a singing competition called Googoosh Music Academy; it can be described as the Iranian version of The X-Factor.

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Visual artist Alexandra Gelis operates the raspao moving sound sculpture

This past weekend at Ritmo Y Color was a blast! From the amazing music, dance and food (don’t get us started on the Empanadas), there was truly something for everyone. One of the lower profile, although incredibly cool happenings came in the form of a raspao cart, which is essentially a cart that serves snow cones (delicious shaved ice treats); however, this was no ordinary cart. Artist Alexandra Gelis had transformed this cart into a mobile sound sculpture that recorded audio/video creating, what one patron described as “a very trippy/cool sound experience”.

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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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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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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Grounders

Toronto band Grounders is a group of five friends who combine their talents to create a sound that is simultaneously natural and charmingly idiosyncratic. With the production help of Marcel Ramagnano at BoomBox Sound in Toronto, the band has neatly distilled their two years of playing everything from boozy hole-in-the-wall gigs to packed POP! Montreal shows. As one of the six finalists for this year’s SoundClash Music Award, Grounders will be hitting The Redpath Stage Saturday July 13th from 7:30-8pm.

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