About Kobè:

Kobè is an enigmatic, multi-disciplinary artist from Ghana. He sings, builds and plays guitar, bass, gyil (marimba/ balafon), African drums and a drum kit. His music is an unpredictable eclectic interweave of ancient grooves and urban traditions. Whether solo, accompanying or leading his all-star Djungle Bouti Orchestra, Kobèna’s wildly entertaining, dynamic performances have earned him a slew of awards and nominations in music, dance, film, theatre, media and community work.

myspace.com/kobe.aah

About Stevano UGO  from UGO Crew:

Becoming a legend is definitive of success. Many people want to be revered as legends, some of them with little or no effort, while others persevere through hardship and struggle. For rapper, singer and songwriter Stevano Ugo, it is simple: the legend within is his fuel to succeed. 

Stevano Ugo was born in New York in the 1980s. His family moved to Washington where they lived in an old Nigerian Embassy, as Stevano’s uncle was a former Nigerian Ambassador. Being raised in a two parent home, and as the middle child of ten children, Stevano grew with a good sense of family values. Coming from a strict, but practical household benefitted Stevano, as he formed a strong work ethic, at an early age.

Stevano has toured and worked with an extensive list of musical heavy weights including R. Kelly, The Pharcyde, Eve, Dr. Dre, Rza of Wu Tang Clan, and T-Boz of R&B super group, TLC,  Lil Wayne and Digable Planets.

In the spring of 2010, Stevano received a Juno award nomination for the remixed version of “Still Fly” alongside Drake and Big Page, and in 2011 he won a Canadian Radio Music Award for his single “Change” featuring Sean Kingston. “Change” was well received by audiences, in both Canada and the U.S., and was showcased on BET and MuchMusic.

myspace.com/UGOCrew

Hiplife Showcase

TICKETS

Everyone: FREE
Sunday, February 3
4:00pm–5:00pm
Lakeside Terrace
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Hiplife music is an innovative, West African fusion of highlife and hip hop. It can also be compared to a mix of reggaeton, dancehall, reggae and West African highlife music. Hiplife is rapidly gaining popularity throughout West Africa and abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Germany.

This is a performance you won't want to miss!

Featuring Kobè and Stevano UGO from UGO Crew.

Hosted by Jungle Boy Entertainment.

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