Toronto Youth and Hip Hop’s Finest Unite for
2013 UNITY Festival
Featuring Talib Kweli, Scratch, Rahzel, Lazylegz and more!
The 2013 UNITY Festival is three days away from its 5th annual showcase of urban art forms with the four-day Fest opening this Thursday, July 18 and running through Sunday, July 21. UNITY will present four rhythmic days of breakdancing, beatboxing, spokenword, poetry, and graffiti uniting the youth ofUNITY Charity’s after-school program with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop.
SCRATCH, of The Roots, will guest judge at UNITY Festival’s presentation of Free Your Sound: 2vs2 Beatboxing Battle at The Mod Club on Thursday, July 18, a stellar showcase of young talent led by some of the most prolific artists in urban culture, including the “Godfather of Noyze”,Rahzel.
On Saturday, July 20 from 1-10pm, Yonge-Dundas Square will transform in to an urban mecca of artistic expression with live graffiti, performances byUNITY’s own youth, and performances from genre-defying pros like LAZYLEGZ, SCOTT JACKSON (winner of Beatbox Canada), and a headlining set by Brooklyn MC TALIB KWELI. FREE, all day!
UNITY will also include Free Your Style: Breakdancing and All Styles with headliner KID DAVID at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on Friday, July 19, and Free Your Voice: Lyricist Battle and Showcase with QUEEN GODIS and special guest judge MICHIE MEE on Sunday, July 21 at the Daniels Spectrum Theatre, two electric evenings of rhythm, rhyme, and dance battles live on stage.
The UNITY Festival is UNITY Charity’s annual showcase event, which is held each summer. The upcoming festival is scheduled for July 18 – 21, 2013. This festival is the single most important event for the organization as it presents the most dedicated and talented youth performers from across Canada. Youth performers are recruited from the organization’s in-school and community programs, open auditions (community youth), and through connections with local arts organizations (local professional artists).
To purchase tickets, visit https://app.etapestry.com/cart/UNITYCharity/default/index.php
For all other inquiries, please visit UNITYCharity.com
Facebook: UNITY Charity
The 2013 UNITY Festival would like to thank its lead sponsor, ING DIRECT.
With additional support from Freedom 55, WestJet, Tim Hortons and Riocan.
Media Partners: FLOW 93-5, MuchMusic, NOW Magazine, and Clear Channel.