Starting on Friday October 25th and continuing through Sunday, October 27th, R.I.S.E. Edutainment will be hosting The 1st Annual Edutainment Convention at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and North York Civic Centre. This 3-day event will include workshops, panels, two concerts, and information sessions from a variety of guests and performers including Freedom Writers, John River, Shi Wisdom, Plaitwrights, and many more. Learn more about R.I.S.E below and check out the full breakdown after the jump.
Reaching. Intelligent. Souls. Everywhere. (RISE) is a collective of Artists and Activists providing a welcoming platform for the arts, inspiring creation, and enlightening the community with edutainment. The Two Edutainment Concerts are the first of many initiatives from Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere to Educate our young people in different capacities, by bridging the gap between Entertainment & Education. We’re revolutionizing what learning looks like to accommodate what young people generally want (hip hop, song & live music). Art is a tool used to empower, inspire and provoke thought.
*Make sure to stay tuned to The Come Up Show as we will be giving away One (1) Pair of Tickets to this event!
Day 1 – Friday, October 25th: The Edutainment Concert (Part 1)
“The Edutainment Concert Day 1 will be a celebration of the Hip Hop & Spoken word culture in Toronto. Performers are set to educate & entertain using the power of lyricism. Join the movement!”
– Freedom Writers
– John River
– 1st Ladies of the Rebellion
– Paul Ohonsi
– 5 Fingers 1 Fist
Toronto Centre for the Arts (George Weston Recital Hall) 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto
Doors open at 7:30PM and show stars at 8:00PM
Tickets are $20 for each show on Ticket Master, OR pick up a 2-Show $30 Bundle at R.I.S.E. Mondays!!!
Ticket rates for all non-profits, community centres/organizations/projects will be available at a discounted price. Please call Randell Adjei at 647-294-6677
Day 2 – Saturday, October 26th: The Evolving Artists (11AM-6PM)
“The 2nd of our 3-day convention will focus on the history and knowledge of the craft and skill building. We will focus primarily on the following art forms: hip-hop, spoken word, and vocals.”
North York Civic Centre 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
1. Registration/Networking (All Day)
2. Train of Thought Panel Discussion (12-1)
Panelists: Director X, Gavin Sheppard, Anitah Sparkz, Andreena
3. Workshops (1:30-3)
A: The Evolution of Hip-Hop
Facilitated by: Progress Red Pill
B: The Power of Spoken Word
Facilitated by: Lishai Peel
C: The Soulful Vocalist
Facilitated by: Andreena