[Event] 7th Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture

Get ready Toronto – Manifesto’s 7th annual Festival of Community and Culture is coming September 19 – 22, 2013, celebrating the arts, community and culture through a unique experience that only Manifesto provides. Come out and see what talented local and national artists have to offer from dance, music, art, education, comedy, food, clothing and crafts, and so much more. Manifesto’s annual Festival of Community and Culture is a celebrated event in Toronto which attracts over 40,000 attendees over a span of four days. The mission of the festival is to showcase creativity and culture from diverse communities of young people and to support top notch talent. P.S. Make sure to check out our video of us hosting the First Look Cypher featuring Casper, Dante Leon, Ashton Martin.

Thursday September 19
Pirates Blend co-presents Common Thread Festival Launch Party
Come join as we kick off the festivities with music, arts and dance.
Where: Measure (296 Brunswick Ave – behind Future Bakery)
When: 9pm
Admission: TBA

Friday September 20
co-presented by Foundry
An evening of themed beat showcase feat. Sango . Oddisee . Elaquent . Sunclef . Lancecape + more
Host DJ: mymanhenri (92bpm.com)
Hosted by: Wan Luv
Where: Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St. West – near Duncan St.)
When: 9:30pm
Admission: $15 Early birds (available online only) | $20 advance (online + ticket outlets)
Buy online: www.northerntickets.com
Ticket Outlets: Play De Record . Soundscapes . MOOG Audio

Saturday, September 21

So Much Things To Say: Evolution Summit
An inspiring array of panel discussions, keynote speakers and mentor classes.
All the following panels and sessions will be at George Brown College Waterfront Campus (51 Dockside Dr. – just East of Jarvis)
When: Starting at 12pm and ending at 8pm.
Admission: $5 Advance price / $10 at door
Tickets & Registration: https://manifestosummit.eventbrite.ca/

Women On The Move
feat. Vanessa Satten (Editor in Chief | XXL Mag) . Karen Civil . Vivian Barclay . Nirvana (NvS)
Moderated by Dee Vazquez

The Business of Art PT. II
feat. Clay Rochemont . Adrien Gough . Derek ‘Drex’ Jancar + more
Moderator TBA

F.U. Project – Memoirs of Violence, Forgiveness, and Compassion
Speakers TBA

Painting a Different Picture
Presented by the Zero Gun Violence Movement & NIA Centre for the Arts
feat. Randell Adjei (R.I.S.E Poetry) . Breaking the Cycle + more

Breaking into Markets
Panelists TBA

Behind The Boards
This mentor panel will focus on the evolving principles surrounding production, offering a chance to learn first-hand from both established and emerging producers.

The Social Media Evolution
Join us for this mentor panel to learn tricks of the trade from key voices in hip-hop culture and social media, who have each achieved success in both the background and forefront of the digital realm.

The Power of P.R.
Generating a presence in journalism and social media, in addition to great music, often heightens an artist’s brand. Whether it’s an interview, album review, or featured article, artists regularly turn to public relations companies and services to create their media presence and get heard.


Sacred Seven Gallery + 3rd Annual Floor Awards
Where: 918 Bathurst
When: 6pm-1am
Admission: PWYC $5 minimum donation

Sacred Seven Gallery (The Annual Manifesto Art Show)
Headlining: Aboriginal artist and elder Paul ” Dazaunggee” Shilling will highlight healing and the celebration of the spirit.
An art exhibit exploring the theme of evolution with over 25 artists, including:
Aleks Bartosik . Che Kothari . EGR . Gilda Monreal . Gabrielle Lasporte . Liza Lacroix . Jason O’Brien . Jesse Yules . Jordan Clarke . Mark ‘Kurupt’ Stoddart . Michael McQuade . Flips BSC . Raquel Da Silva . Sara Golish . Taka Sudo . Wark Da Rocinha + more!
Performances by: Talwst & whoisNvS

The 3rd Annual Floor Awards
Celebrating the best urban dance artists, educators, youth and community catalysts at our 3rd Annual Floor Awards.
Hosted By: YNOT
DJs: Andy B Bad & Dirty Dale

Awards Include:
Artist of the Year
Up Next
Education & Mentorship Award
Innovation in Dance
Community Contribution
Event of the Year
People’s Choice Awards
T.O. Legend

Pre-event Discussions (RSVP necessary to attend):

Heartist Panel: Heartist will host a panel discussion and audience talk back about the growth of mentor-mentee collaborations in Canada and the ways in which they work and add value to the health of the Canadian arts sector.
RSVP to: rsvp@themanifesto.ca

4:30pm Dinner, Dance & Dialogue (co-presented by Duo, Tapa, Volcano, York University): A discussion on issues vital to the urban dance community including professional wages, community representation and the creation of space for dialogue and more.
Event is Free | Meal Is $10 | RSVP To: dance@themanifesto.ca

Sunday, September 21

Live At The Square
Canada’s largest all-day, outdoor celebration of hip hop culture and beyond!
When: 12pm-11pm
Where: Yonge & Dundas Square

Headliners: Jhené Aiko and Souls of Mischief (20th Anniversary)

Also featuring:
Freedom Writers
Ladies First Cypher: Celebrating DJ Mel Boogie’s 20th Anniversary
feat. Eternia . Jelly Too Fly . pHoenix Pagliacci . Tara Chase
A collaborative set feat. Raz Fresco . Blake Carrington . 6th Letter
Smash Brovaz ft. Juice Money Quartet
Solitair & Friends
Veronica Dominguez
Known Unknown Presents: Unbuttoned and Sean Leon
2′Oclock Fresh Showcase with DJ Romeo
feat: John River . CALiPH . Kzaraw . L the 12th Letter . Sydanie
+ more!

1 Love T.O. presents:
THUGLI w/ Peter Rabbit (buckets) . Lenny Len & MNFSTO Dance Crew

Manifesto & Red Bull Presents: All-Day Cypher Dance Floor
feat. cypher DJ’s: Grouch . Mensa . DJ Serious . Fly Lady Di

Dance also on the main stage:

Keep Rockin You BGirl Battle
With JuLo, Macca (PHL) & many more!

Last Style Standing
Cypher on the Red Bull floor to the Main Stage
$750 Cash Prize
House: Knoxander (Supernaturalz)
Popping: Miles Boogie
Hip Hop: Tuch (Dodat)
Bboy: Ynot (Rocksteady Crew)
Finals Judge: Emily Law

7th Annual Freshest Goods Market
Creative clothing and accessories from local fashion designers + more!
feat. Filthy Intellect . Vice X Virtues . Common Thread . Champstiles . 5ives on Top . Heartbeats T.O. . Killa Hearts You + so many more!

Freshest Foods Market
Delicious food from a collection of Toronto’s best restaurants and caterers
feat. One Love Vegetarian . Lamesa . The Little Cupcake Company

For the latest updates visit the festival website at Manifesto Website and RSVP on facebook.