Inspiration and legacy at this year’s Island Soul

Roots, culture and plenty of vibes take over Harbourfront Centre for Island Soul, running July 31 to August 3. We asked our programmers to share some highlights that visitors can expect from this year’s fest! Island Soul is one of the season’s most popular festivals. What are you excited about this year? This year’s festival has a lot of emerging …

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I-Wayne brings roots reggae to Island Soul festival

The popular festival Island Soul returns to Harbourfront Centre again this year, a tradition that has been going on for over a decade. Island Soul is themed around celebrating and sharing with others the unique cultures of the Caribbean.

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SoundClash Interviews: Progress and the Rebel Alliance

SoundClash takes over the Harbourfront Centre July 13-15. The weekend will be filled with great music and dance, but the highlight will be when artists representing different genres and the best of Toronto’s music scene take to the stage to compete for $10 000 in prizes. Best of all you have a chance to help judge the winner, so before …

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Every little thing is gonna be alright this Saturday night!

The Natrel Rink will be jammin’ this Saturday night with another blow-out DJ Skate Night! DJ Patrick Roots, Junior Selector and DJ Chocolate are planning to stage a Reggae Revolution in the dead of winter.

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Meet Dwight Drummond

Join CBC News Toronto’s Dwight Drummond and enjoy the Caribbean rhythms, flavours, carnival vibes this weekend.

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Upfront talks with Matzka

Matzka is quite original, seeing as there are no other Reggae artists currently hailing from Asia. The sound is unique, and is built from a number of different influences. Matzka recently performed at the Telus TAIWANfest Crossover 2010 at Harbourfront Centre, and Upfront had a chance to speak with him.

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Elene Meets Island Soul

It’s safe to say that Harbourfront Centre was alive and well during the Island Soul festival this past weekend. Roots reggae music filled the air, infused with the sounds of live djembe drums and steel pans.

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Frankie Paul invades Harbourfront Centre this weekend

Before you watch the video below, it might be a good idea to get to know the person who owns that silky voice talking about the Island Soul Festival at Harbourfront Centre.

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Raising Ruth Mathiang

Soft-spoken and kind, Ruth Mathiang was a featured artist in our Amnesty International showcase for Canada Day. She’s travelled from Sudan to Kenya to Canada, and talks to us about love, music and freedom.

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