This year Manifesto will be celebrating the ninth annual Festival of Community and Culture. With Toronto having a resurgence in the arts community, we (Chedo + Matt) have chosen a new theme of selecting only GTA based artists.
To kick off the festival you can see Mississauga’s own Keita Juma perform at the Hoxton. Then on the 18th, Manifesto is hosting the first annual Future Sounds event held at Regent Parks Daniel Spectrum. Highlighting the best and most innovative R&B/Electronic artists, Future Sounds will feature City Fidelia, Clairmont the Second, Spek Won, a l l i e, and the headliner of the night Adria Kain.
Following the Friday, you can catch our main day at Yonge and Dundas, which will include ten hours of live music. Focusing on the Hip Hop genre, live at Dundas square will host an array of talent new artists such as Crossword, Savannah Ré, Ramsay Almighty, Noyz and Fateh, OSIYM, Jai Nitai Lotus, The Posterz, Wasiu, Layla Hendrix, Kayo, Junia T, Tassnata, Kemi, John River, Derin Falana, Yours Truly T.Y, The Airplane Boys, Pluto, and our headliner Grammy Award winning Melanie Fiona. Spellcaster Maxim reviews.
If you’re not already familiar with these artists and are interested in hearing what they are all about, Manifesto and Complex Canada have teamed up to help you get acquainted with a festival playlist that highlights their best and most recent work.