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This years Canada Walk of Fame Festival was a very special moment for a Canadian legend; Saturday, September 21st was the 25th anniversary of Maestro Fresh Wes’ 1989 debut platinum selling album Symphony In Effect. Closing out the Walk of Fame Festival which ran three days, Maestro headlined a concert held at Massey Hall where he performed Symphony In Effect as well as his latest gift of art Orchestrated Noise. If that wasn't enough Maestro also invited a ton of amazing artists who were featured on both projects. Hit the jump to view the full review and pictures.
Canada’s Walk of Fame, along with National Premier Partner RBC, have announced that the godfather of Canadian hip hop, Maestro Fresh Wes along with some of today’s hottest artists, are set to headline the Massey Hall stage on Saturday, September 21. Rounding out the three-day Festival, the Maestro Fresh Wes and Friends landmark concert, celebrating the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking career, will include performing the entire JUNO Award-winning debut album Symphony In Effect. The album went double platinum when it was released in 1989 and remains one of the best-selling Canadian hip hop albums of all time. In honour of this milestone, Maestro is even turning back time in his concert fashion, dusting off the signature bow-tie and black tuxedo style that marked Symphony In Effect’s iconic album cover. In addition, Maestro will also perform tracks from his 2013 collaborative album Orchestrated Noise. Special guests joining the concert include three-time JUNO-winners K-OS and Kardinal Offishall along with JUNO-winner Classified, with more artists to be announced. For information about the Festival and Canada’s Walk of Fame, visit Canada's Walk of Fame.What: Maestro Fresh Wes and Friends Celebrate 25 Years of “Symphony In Effect” Where: Massey Hall 178 Victoria St Toronto When: Saturday September 21, 2013 Admission: Tickets for the show start at $29.50. A VIP Ticket for $69.50 will be available, which will include a premium seat for the concert, a pre-show meet & greet and photo with Maestro Fresh Wes, as well as an autographed CD of his latest release, Orchestrated Noise. Tickets available online at Massey Hall.