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What’s On Calendar
July 2012

Wibi

Sunday, July 1, 2012
12:30pm

Canada Day: Going Global festival partners with SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival to bring the sounds of Wibi to our country's biggest birthday celebration!

Crack of Dawn

Sunday, July 1, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

By being the first Canadian black band to ever sign with a major label, Crack Of Dawn made it possible for other black, local indie acts to "crossover" into the mainstream. Crack of Dawn represents the consciousness of Canadian black music in the '70s.

Canada Day Poetry Slam Finals

Sunday, July 1, 2012
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, brings you the Canada Day Poetry Slam Finals. Four poets were slammed from the first round. Just four more remain!

Meet and Greet with Crack of Dawn

Sunday, July 1, 2012
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Come down and meet Crack of Dawn, the first Canadian black band to ever sign with a major label.

Orfea and the Golden Harp

Sunday, July 1, 2012
4:00pm

A delightful retelling of the Orpheus myth for the whole family, from Theatre Cotton Robes. Thanks to our 2011 audiences.

O Canada Singing Competition: Finalists

Sunday, July 1, 2012
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Who will win our Harbourfront Centre "O Canada" Singing Competition? Find out today as the finalists square off on the Redpath Stage!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Sunday, July 1, 2012
5:00pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

Toronto All Star Big Band

Sunday, July 1, 2012
6:30pm

Spend the Canada Day long weekend listening to your favourites, including Glenn Miller, Lee Dorsey, and Benny Goodman, and the songs of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters!

DJ Manifest

Sunday, July 1, 2012
7:30pm

DJ Manifest will be accompanying Dance Xpression on the Redpath Stage for the Come Dance with Me, Canada workshops and interactive performances all weekend long!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Sunday, July 1, 2012
7:30pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

Zaki Ibrahim

Sunday, July 1, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Canadian-born, South African singer/songwriter Zaki Ibrahim debuts her latest release that spans the spectrum of the urban music genre.

DJ Manifest

Sunday, July 1, 2012
9:00pm

DJ Manifest will be accompanying Dance Xpression on the Redpath Stage for the Come Dance with Me, Canada workshops and interactive performances all weekend long!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Sunday, July 1, 2012
9:00pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

The Hidden Cameras

Sunday, July 1, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

The Hidden Cameras return to their hometown from Berlin to perform their first full-fledged show in over two years!

SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Tent

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Canada Day: Going Global festival partners with SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival to bring a preview to all things a capella!

Spectrum: Global Bollywood - Bollywood Dance Workshop

Monday, July 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Global Bollywood, a part of the Spectrum collaborative, hosts a Bollywood dance workshop in Lakeside Terrace.

DJ Manifest

Monday, July 2, 2012
2:30pm

DJ Manifest will be accompanying Dance Xpression on the Redpath Stage for the Come Dance with Me, Canada workshops and interactive performances all weekend long!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Monday, July 2, 2012
2:30pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

Spectrum: Global Bollywood Music

Monday, July 2, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Spectrum is an exciting new initiative in programming, highlighting the global influences of Toronto’s dance and musical landscape.

DJ Manifest

Monday, July 2, 2012
4:30pm

DJ Manifest will be accompanying Dance Xpression on the Redpath Stage for the Come Dance with Me, Canada workshops and interactive performances all weekend long!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Monday, July 2, 2012
4:30pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

Toronto All Star Big Band

Monday, July 2, 2012
5:30pm

Spend the Canada Day long weekend listening to your favourites, including Glenn Miller, Lee Dorsey, and Benny Goodman, and the songs of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters!

Fiddlers and Firebrands: Music from Old Ontario

Thursday, July 5, 2012
7:00pm

To mark the bicentenary of the War of 1812, Canadian music legends Muddy York and friends regale us with songs and dance tunes from early Ontario. Thanks to Phyllis & Bill Waters.

Dancing on the Pier: Line Dancing and Two-Step

Thursday, July 5, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Tio Chorinho

Friday, July 6, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Tio Chorinho is a new Toronto ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music in the tradition of the great mandolin master, Jacob do Bandolim.

Brothers of Brazil - CANCELLED

Friday, July 6, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Please note that this performance has been cancelled. It's probably safe to say that you've never heard anything like Brothers of Brazil before. The brotherly duo makes some of the most original songs around, combining elements of Bossa Nova and samba with rock and funk.

Matuto

Friday, July 6, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Matuto blends high-energy Brazilian percussion, blues-drenched vocals, telecaster twang, accordion acrobatics and folksy fiddle tunes, resulting in an organic, animated new sound.

Shake it Up with DJ Fabio Lima and DJ V

Friday, July 6, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

Shake it up as DJ Fabio Lima and DJ Vilton spin the hottest rhythms from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo!

Zé Fuá

Saturday, July 7, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Zé Fuá delivers a blast of energy and excitement in authentic pernambuco-style forró.

Bruno Capinan and Band

Saturday, July 7, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Toronto-based singer and songwriter Bruno Capinan brings samba, bossa nova and the tropicalia to Expressions of Brazil!

Betty Santos and Friends

Saturday, July 7, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join Betty Santos and her friends - including Digue Braga, Geovanni Cordeiro and the Group Sambalanco (Carlinhos Pernambuco, Andre Cabral, Mike Silva, Geovane Lopes and Mauro Pandeiro) - for traditional Brazillian music and more!

Abanda

Saturday, July 7, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Abanda formed as a result of the music lab at the Casa Grande Foundation, a foundation that uses communications training and youth empowerment to invigorate one of Brazil's poorest regions.

Maria Bonita and The Band

Saturday, July 7, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Maria Bonita and The Band bring the playful rhythms of Forró Pe de Serra from Brazil straight to your backyard.

Aline Morales

Saturday, July 7, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Aline Morales’ days of being Toronto’s best-kept secret are over. The Grid referred to Morales' latest release as "the finest Brazilian album ever produced in Canada."

Brazilian Carnaval Ball

Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

You can't help but have a great time at this carnaval ball featuring samba, traditional marchinhas, frevos, and much more! The Banda Bracatum and singers Cibele Iglesias and Salviano Pessoa promise an unforgettable party. Sponsored by Brazil Remittance.

Salviano Pessoa

Sunday, July 8, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Salviano Pessoa has been noticed for his poetic compositions and original songs. He is, beyond a doubt, one of the great new talents of Brazilian music.

Maracutu Mar Aberto

Sunday, July 8, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe that plays maracatu de baque virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions. Presented by Uma Nota Só.

Maracutu Mar Aberto presented by Uma Nota

Sunday, July 8, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe that plays Maracatu de Baque Virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions.

Bavia Arts Brazilian Drumming Workshop for Kids

Sunday, July 8, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Bavia Arts Studio leads a fun and exciting drumming workshop where kids are allowed to be as loud as they want!

Pedro Quental and Band

Sunday, July 8, 2012
4:30pm – 6:00pm

A double-shot of samba with a "carioca soul" chaser. Don't miss the groove-laden sets of Pedro Quental!

Wassho!

Thursday, July 12, 2012
7:00pm

Toronto’s thrilling taiko drumming troupe, Nagata Shachu, celebrates summer at their annual appearance at the Toronto Music Garden. Thanks to Ben Saskin.

Dancing on the Pier: Swing and Cha-Cha

Thursday, July 12, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist - Gyles

Friday, July 13, 2012
7:30pm – 8:00pm

A powerhouse and thoughtful lyricist who's music is a perfect mix of old-school danceability, playful imagery and silky strong vocals.

Maylee Todd

Friday, July 13, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

With the voice of an angel, charismatic stage presence and a string of infectious tunes, Maylee Todd is turning heads with her unique brand of boogie, bossa, space funk, psychedelia and soul.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist - LAL

Friday, July 13, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

LAL are a band, but not only a band, they're a music-making magical mushroom, the visible flowering part of a much larger organism, connected with very fine but infinitely resilient roots.

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou

Friday, July 13, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Some of the best-kept secrets are worth revealing, and the eternal youth of the legendary Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou is just one of those hidden treasures. Canadian debut!

Kidz Sound Zone

Saturday, July 14, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

This weekend, Zone 4 will host unique activities for kids, focusing on the traditions of sound clash and the interesting elements of sound itself.

UforChange Presents: DJ 101 with DJ L'Oqenz

Saturday, July 14, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

This DJ arts workshop, featuring DJ L'Oqenz, teaches participants mixing, scratching and the how-to's behind setting up a sound system.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Saturday, July 14, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

Sound Lounge

Saturday, July 14, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Hang out in the Sound Lounge and turn up the volume!

Salsa on the Lake with Caliente Entertainment (Beginner)

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn the basic salsa steps that'll have you ready to move at the La Maquina de la Salsa performance immediately following this workshop!

UforChange Presents: Artful Dodgers Improv Workshop

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

The improvisation acting workshop, featuring Mark ElRaheb, explores various techniques of improvised situational acting.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00pm – 2:30pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist - OPOPO

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00pm – 2:30pm

A duo that delivers stage magic with a rock-meets-techno sound. As (o)zone binds with (p)hospherous so do synths, drums and waves. OPOPO is not just a name, but a formula for light.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist - Chloe Charles

Saturday, July 14, 2012
3:00pm – 3:30pm

An artist with the poise and beauty of a cocktail-sipping movie star from the 1950s, the depth and intellectual prowess of a beat poet and the sound of a modern day folk-infused soul songstress.

La Maquina de la Salsa (with tribute to Billy Bryans)

Saturday, July 14, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Led by Marta Elena, La Maquina de la Salsa features a 12-piece orchestra directed by gifted Cuban pianist, Larry Mesa Benitez. La Maquina and Harbourfront Centre will honour the late Billy Bryans.

UforChange Presents: DJ 101 with DJ L'Oqenz

Saturday, July 14, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

This DJ arts workshop, featuring DJ L'Oqenz, teaches participants mixing, scratching and the how-to's behind setting up a sound system.

UforChange Presents: Artful Dodgers Improv Workshop

Saturday, July 14, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

The improvisation acting workshop, featuring Mark ElRaheb, explores various techniques of improvised situational acting.

Salsa on the Lake with Caliente Entertainment (Intermediate)

Saturday, July 14, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Calling all salsa lovers! Join us for an exciting lesson in intermediate salsa moves. Beginners are welcome to show off and improve upon the skills they learned at the first workshop.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Saturday, July 14, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist – Progress and the Rebel Alliance

Saturday, July 14, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Molten lava. Raging storm. Earthquake. These words are synonymous with the high-energy reggae style of this Barbados-born, Toronto-based artist.

UforChange Presents: DJ 101 with DJ L'Oqenz

Saturday, July 14, 2012
5:30pm – 6:30pm

This DJ arts workshop, featuring DJ L'Oqenz, teaches participants mixing, scratching and the how-to's behind setting up a sound system.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Saturday, July 14, 2012
5:30pm – 6:00pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

UforChange Presents: Artful Dodgers Improv Workshop

Saturday, July 14, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

The improvisation acting workshop, featuring Mark ElRaheb, explores various techniques of improvised situational acting.

DJ Tasha Rozez

Saturday, July 14, 2012
6:00pm – 6:30pm

DJ Tasha Rozez, the first-ever "Female Sound Clash Champion," delivers the newest and hottest sounds in dancehall.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist – Rich Kidd

Saturday, July 14, 2012
7:30pm – 8:00pm

This Toronto-born, critically acclaimed producer, MC, songwriter and director is a mad musical genius with the vision of creating a monster.

Freedom Writers with Special Guest JD Era

Saturday, July 14, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

The Freedom Writers movement is a collective of Toronto-based artists that include Big Sproxx, Theology 3, Tona, Adam Bomb, Frankie Payne and Progress. With JD Era.

DJ Tasha Rozez

Saturday, July 14, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

DJ Tasha Rozez, the first-ever "Female Sound Clash Champion," delivers the newest and hottest sounds in dancehall.

Elzhi

Saturday, July 14, 2012
9:30pm –10:30pm

Former Slum Village member Elzhi is known for his unique sound that has inspired countless groups outside the traditional realms of hip hop. Many know him as "Detroit's Best Kept Secret."

Videos in the Orchard

Saturday, July 14, 2012
9:30pm –10:30pm

Music videos on a loop!

Braggin' Rights Showcase

Sunday, July 15, 2012
4:23am

All Braggin’ Rights crews, all at one time! MOVED TO BRIGANTINE ROOM DUE TO RAIN

Braggin' Rights Showcase

Sunday, July 15, 2012
4:23am

All Braggin’ Rights crews, all at one time! MOVED TO BRIGANTINE ROOM DUE TO RAIN

Arts Funding: Grant Applications Workshop

Sunday, July 15, 2012
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Attend our panel discussion featuring various arts funding organizations and learn what grant applications are available to the dance/music community.

Kidz Sound Zone

Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

This weekend, Zone 4 will host unique activities for kids, focusing on the traditions of sound clash and the interesting elements of sound itself.

UforChange Presents: DJ 101 with DJ L'Oqenz

Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

This DJ arts workshop, featuring DJ L'Oqenz, teaches participants mixing, scratching and the how-to's behind setting up a sound system.

Street Stylez Hip Hop

Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Graeme Guthrie teaches you all there is to know about hip hop music and dance at this informative workshop.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

Anke Djé, Anke Bé: Diasporic African Drumming

Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Along with a dynamic ensemble of musicians, Toronto-based drummer, instructor and facilitator Barry Hibbert will present an energetic programme infusing traditional drumming and dance from Guinea.

Sound Lounge

Sunday, July 15, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Hang out in the Sound Lounge and turn up the volume!

UforChange Presents: DJ 101 with DJ L'Oqenz

Sunday, July 15, 2012
2:00pm – 2:30pm

This DJ arts workshop, featuring DJ L'Oqenz, teaches participants mixing, scratching and the how-to's behind setting up a sound system.

UforChange Presents: Artful Dodgers Improv Workshop

Sunday, July 15, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

The improvisation acting workshop, featuring Mark ElRaheb, explores various techniques of improvised situational acting.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Sunday, July 15, 2012
2:00pm – 2:30pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

UforChange Presents: DJ 101 with DJ L'Oqenz

Sunday, July 15, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

This DJ arts workshop, featuring DJ L'Oqenz, teaches participants mixing, scratching and the how-to's behind setting up a sound system.

Street Stylez Hip Hop

Sunday, July 15, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Graeme Guthrie teaches you all there is to know about hip hop music and dance at this informative workshop.

From the Gardens of India

Sunday, July 15, 2012
4:00pm

Bageshree Vaze (voice) and Vineet Vyas (tabla) present North Indian classical ragas, drawing on traditional Indian rustic themes and stories.

UforChange Presents: Artful Dodgers Improv Workshop

Sunday, July 15, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

The improvisation acting workshop, featuring Mark ElRaheb, explores various techniques of improvised situational acting.

Braggin' Rights Showcase

Sunday, July 15, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

All Braggin’ Rights crews, all at one time! MOVED TO BRIGANTINE ROOM DUE TO RAIN

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Sunday, July 15, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

Play De Record Academy Presents: Cutting Edge Music Technology

Sunday, July 15, 2012
5:30pm – 6:00pm

This music technology workshop, featuring Ableton Live, Traktor, Maschine and Reason, will be led by Seán Savage (pictured). It will explore techniques required to compose, record and edit music, in real time, on stage or in the studio. Participants will learn how to implement today's cutting edge technology into their current workflow.

Assembly of First Nations: Welcome Concert

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

The Assembly of First Nations 33rd Annual General Assembly Host Committee is pleased to invite all to a musical feast!

Jayme Stone's Room of Wonders

Thursday, July 19, 2012
7:00pm

Music inspired by traditions from around the world, performed by Juno-winning Jayme Stone (banjo), Kevin Turcotte (horns), Andrew Downing (cello) and Joe Phillips (bass).

Dancing on the Pier: Afro Caribbean and Zouk

Thursday, July 19, 2012
7:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Mexico Amigo Mariachi

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Mexico Amigo provides an exciting, vivid view of Mexican folklore and culture, featuring authentic costumes and instruments that highlight its extensive repertoire.

Shelley Hamilton: Host

Friday, July 20, 2012
8:00pm –11:00pm

Shelley Hamilton hosts the WestJet Stage all weekend long.

Kae Sun

Friday, July 20, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Kae Sun, born Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jr., combines the best of the singer-songwriter tradition, lightning pulses of soul, and a few echoes of hip-hop into a unique style known as "urban folk."

PyRomeo

Friday, July 20, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Enjoy a smokin’ performance sure to light your sense on fire!

Ana Tijoux

Friday, July 20, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Ana Tijoux is one of the hottest artists coming out of Chile today! Her music stands at a unique intersection: her lyrics are modern and fueled by current political issues but her sound harkens back to the '90s and the golden age of hip hop.

Cabaret Noir

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

At the Cabaret Noir, audiences will experience a multiple course feast of African culture – from food to music to dance!

Hottt Mmammacita

Saturday, July 21, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Enjoy sizzling site animation from The SwizzleStick Theatre!

Shelley Hamilton: Host

Saturday, July 21, 2012
2:30pm –11:00pm

Shelley Hamilton hosts the WestJet Stage all weekend long.

KC Roberts & the Live Revolution

Saturday, July 21, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

KC Roberts & the Live Revolution bring their high-octane funk to our WestJet stage!

Hottt Mmammacita

Saturday, July 21, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy sizzling site animation from The SwizzleStick Theatre!

Cratery

Saturday, July 21, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Poverty-stricken soul. Smoked-out jazz. Fluorescent-coloured boogie. Foreign psychedelic madness. A few of the musical genres you might encounter on an episode of Cratery: a monthly vinyl podcast from record aficionados Arcee, Kaewonder and DJ Serious.

The Slakadeliqs

Saturday, July 21, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Performing producer Slakah the Beatchild is ready to introduce the world to his alter-ego: The Slakadeliqs!

Cratery

Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Poverty-stricken soul. Smoked-out jazz. Fluorescent-coloured boogie. Foreign psychedelic madness. A few of the musical genres you might encounter on an episode of Cratery: a monthly vinyl podcast from record aficionados Arcee, Kaewonder and DJ Serious.

Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Naomi Shelton is no ordinary gospel singer!

Hitting the Waves: Electronic Percussion by the Lake

Sunday, July 22, 2012
4:00pm

Rick Sacks mixes sounds of nature, industry and percussion to fill time and space with delightful, intriguing music, including his theatrical "Le Bateau" invoking sounds and sights of the waterfront. Thanks to Ben Saskin.

Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays

Sunday, July 22, 2012
4:30pm – 6:00pm

When you combine Slim Moore’s hot-buttered voice with the honey-glazed horns and the oil-slick rhythm section of the Mar-Kays, you get the kind of deep, rugged, gut-wrenching soul music that only comes around once in a blue moon.

Shelley Hamilton: Host

Sunday, July 22, 2012
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Shelley Hamilton hosts the WestJet Stage all weekend long.

Music from the Natural World

Thursday, July 26, 2012
7:00pm

The virtuosi of Erosonic – David Mott (baritone saxophone) and Joseph Petric (accordion) – perform new music inspired by nature.

Dancing on the Pier: Line Dancing and Two-Step

Thursday, July 26, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

The Listening Trees

Friday, July 27, 2012
6:00pm – 9:30pm

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

Maryem Hassan Tollar

Friday, July 27, 2012
7:00pm

Maryem Hassan Tollar's favourite classic pop tunes, with ancient string accompaniment. Kate Bush on qanun, Joni Mitchell on tambura and Prince on violin - as if it t'were ever so.

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

Friday, July 27, 2012
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

Tio Chorinho

Friday, July 27, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Old world mandolins transposed to the new world, played brazilian style - with all the verve, colour and sexiness that that conjours up.

iNSiDEaMiND

Friday, July 27, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and DJ Food among others, iNSiDEaMiND's sound is often described as "listening to a movie."

Masters of Mali Featuring Sidi Touré

Friday, July 27, 2012
9:30pm –10:30pm

Masters of Mali deliver ancient African string airs as if they were written today, speaking to generations of tomorrow. Featuring Sidi Touré.

iNSiDEaMiND

Friday, July 27, 2012
10:30pm –11:00pm

Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and DJ Food among others, iNSiDEaMiND's sound is often described as "listening to a movie."

Royal Conservatory of Music presents Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Don't miss an afternoon of outstanding virtuosic performances by brilliant young musicians, ages 9-18, of the Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Performance Academy.

Flames Across the Border Featuring Mike Ford

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm

An interactive breakneck tour through the history of the 1812 war and its historical implications told with brilliant guitar playing and song by Mike Ford. Suitable for families and children, eight and up.

Dare to Create: Strings and Things

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

Make an instrument and decorate it to the hilt. There will be specially announced times when the creators of the instruments can join together on the Redpath Stage and play along to a classic rock or violin track! Play loud, play proud!

The Listening Trees

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm – 9:30pm

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

Wandering Musicians

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for wandering musicians, playing a variety of stringed instruments sometimes enticingly, sometimes amusingly, always surprisingly.

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:00pm – 7:30pm

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble Featuring George Sawa and Nada El Masriya

Saturday, July 28, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Qanun airs from across the centuries to entrance the ears, the heart and the soul.

Ethiopia: Classical Variations

Saturday, July 28, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Brand new arrangements of traditional Ethiopian music, by a master of the Krar, Fantahun Shewankochew Mekonnen.

Musideum

Saturday, July 28, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

A music emporium full of wondrous instruments comes to Harbourfront Centre!

Lute Legends Ensemble

Saturday, July 28, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Flowing from the same source, what happened to the pipa, the lute and the oud at intersections along the silk road? Can they speak to each other today?

Flames Across the Border Featuring Mike Ford

Saturday, July 28, 2012
5:00pm

An interactive breakneck tour through the history of the 1812 war and its historical implications told with brilliant guitar playing and song by Mike Ford. Suitable for families and children, eight and up.

East Meet West Mash-Up Concert featuring Radha Academy of Carnatic Violin

Saturday, July 28, 2012
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Indian violin and Ontario folk converge to create brand new musical offerings.

Minor Empire

Saturday, July 28, 2012
7:30pm

Classic turkish melodies energized with contemporary vigour!

Irshad Khan

Saturday, July 28, 2012
8:15pm – 9:15pm

Irshad Khan creates ancient melodies in a new context.

Minor Empire

Saturday, July 28, 2012
9:15pm

Classic turkish melodies energized with contemporary vigour!

Deborah Henson-Conant

Saturday, July 28, 2012
10:00pm –11:00pm

Step into the mind of Deborah Henson-Conant. A mind where watermelons can swing their hips like Elvis, dogs go back to school to get their pedigrees and Jimi Hendrix turns up the distortion on his solid-body electric harp in Heaven.

Regent Park School of Music

Sunday, July 29, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) is thrilled to be participating in Classical IV: Strings as violin students of all ages and levels share their talent with you!

The Canadian Opera Company presents Hansel and Gretel

Sunday, July 29, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join in and let your vocal chords soar as Hansel and Gretel follow the breadcrumb trail to the gingerbread house.

Dare to Create: Strings and Things

Sunday, July 29, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Make an instrument and decorate it to the hilt. There will be specially announced times when the creators of the instruments can join together on the Redpath Stage and play along to a classic rock or violin track! Play loud, play proud!

The Listening Trees

Sunday, July 29, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories!

Wandering Musicians

Sunday, July 29, 2012
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for wandering musicians, playing a variety of stringed instruments sometimes enticingly, sometimes amusingly, always surprisingly.

Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint

Sunday, July 29, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Sing & Paint is an interactive installation where audiences paint their own vocal chords!

Jayme Stone: Bach on the Banjo

Sunday, July 29, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Can you imagine hearing Bach played on the five-string banjo? Well two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone sure can. Join Stone, and his stellar ensemble, for a genre-blurring musical journey that includes works by the German master-composer as well as a Trinidadian Calypso, Malian melodies and Stone's own tiny symphonies.

Ukulele Workshop with Judy Marshak

Sunday, July 29, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Be a part of the Ukulele Project! Bring your own ukuleles to this workshop and learn the chorus of the "1812 Overture," led by instructor Judy Marshak.

Toronto Mandolin Orchestra

Sunday, July 29, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Exuberant classics played on massed mandolins meet Ukrainian traditions of longing.

The Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins featuring Yosvani the Violinist

Sunday, July 29, 2012
3:30pm – 4:00pm

You're in for a treat as The Hammer Band and Yosvani Castañeda team up for a not-to-miss concert!

Wild Reeds

Sunday, July 29, 2012
4:00pm

Clarinetist Kornel Wolak and accordionist Joseph Macerollo team up for an entertaining, sometimes dramatic, musical reunion of these two distant relatives of the reed family. Thanks to David Graham.

Ukelele Project

Sunday, July 29, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

The simplicity of the ukulele re-creating the pomp of the "1812 Overture" - an intersection of classic proportions.

The Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins featuring Yosvani the Violinist

Sunday, July 29, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

You're in for a treat as The Hammer Band and Yosvani Castañeda team up for a not-to-miss concert!

Rosbilt Tin Can Banjo and Ukulele Maker

Sunday, July 29, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ross Stuart, banjo and ukulele maker, will show you the intricacies that go into making a (fairly sophisticated) ukulele and banjo from scratch.

The Afiara String Quartet

Sunday, July 29, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

The repertoire for this concert counterpoints music by Mozart and Haydn with Dan Becker's "Lockdown," Severiano Briseno's "El Sinaloense" (arr. by Osvaldo Golijov) and new arrangements of you favourite Elvis songs. Hold onto your hats - you are in for a surprising ride of extraordinary chamber music!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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