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UNITY Festival 2013 SCRATCH To Join Talib Kweli, Rich Kidd at Yonge-Dundas Square!

UNITY Festival 2013
SCRATCH 
To Join Talib Kweli, Rich Kidd at Yonge-Dundas Square!



The 2013 UNITY Festival is proud to announce that hip-hop artist SCRATCH, of The Roots, will join an already stacked FREE show headlined by hip-hop legendTalib Kweli at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) on Saturday, July 20. The 5th annual UNITY Festival will run July 18–21 throughout Toronto spotlighting the best acts and youth performers in hip-hop.

SCRATCH will also be the special guest judge at UNITY Festival’s presentation of Free Your Sound: 2vs2 Beatboxing Battle at The Mod Club on Thursday, July 18.2vs2 Beatboxing Battle is a stellar showcase of young talent led by some of the most prolific artists in urban culture, including the “Godfather of Noyze”, Rahzel.

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. 

UNITY Festival will participate in Canada’s National UNITY Day, being celebrated from coast to coast on Saturday, July 20, through the UNITY Concert at Yonge-Dundas Square. UNITY will transform YDS in to an urban mecca of artistic expression with live graffiti, performances by UNITY’s own youth, and participation from genre-defying pros like LAZYLEGZSCOTT JACKSON (winner of Beatbox Canada), DJ MENSASCRATCH and headlined by Brooklyn MC TALIB KWELI, with an opening set by Toronto’s own Rich Kidd.

The UNITY Festival is UNITY Charity’s annual showcase event, which is held each summer. 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.
UNITY FESTIVAL 2013 SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 18 
Free Your Sound: 2vs2 Beatboxing Battle in partnership with BeatboxCan
Headliner: Rahzel Judge: Scratch
6-11pm 
Tickets are FREE for youth aged 18 and under (Must show valid ID)
Tickets for those 19 and older are $5 in advance or $10 at the door
The Mod Club, 722 College Street, Toronto

Friday, July 19 
Free Your Style: Breakdancing and All Styles in partnership with IBE
Headliners: KID DAVID (From The Squadron & The Renegades crews)
5-11pm 
Tickets are FREE for youth aged 18 and under (Must show valid ID)
Tickets for those 19 and older are $5 in advance or $10 at the door
The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street

Saturday, July 20
National UNITY Day
Featuring Talib Kweli, SCRATCH, Rich Kidd, LazylegzDJ MENSA and more!
1-10pm 
FREE  Yonge-Dundas Square

Sunday, July 21 
Free Your Voice: Lyricist Battle and Showcase
Headliners: QUEEN GODIS Judge: MICHIE MEE
2-5pm 
Tickets are FREE for youth aged 18 and under (Must show valid ID)
Tickets for those 19 and older are $5 in advance or $10 at the door
Daniels Spectrum Theatre, 585 Dundas Street East

For all other inquiries, please visit UNITYCharity.com 
Twitter: @UNITYCharity  Hashtags: #UNITYFestival  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.

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