IREMEMBER and MANIFESTO bring to you for the first time together in Canada, PROTOJE, who has spearheaded the Reggae Revival movement, backed by his band, Indiggnation, alongside Jazz on Dub artist, JAH9, and her band, Dub Treatment, will perform on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Kool Haus, their first stop on a two-city Canadian mini-tour. On this night, Toronto will feel the essence of the Reggae Revival movement - a movement led by the younger generation of artists bringing a resurgence of positive conscious reggae music.
Both artists have previously been in Toronto making their debut at Manifesto festival - this will be the first time both artists have played with their full bands in Toronto.
The push for more positive, conscious reggae music events amidst the strong dancehall scene in Toronto is IREMEMBER’s mission and they have teamed up with Toronto art and culture innovators and youth inspirators, MANIFESTO, to kick off 2014 with an unforgettable night of roots rock reggae and to help spread the message of uplifting consciousness to Toronto.
IREMEMBER x MANIFESTO present
Protoje & Indiggnation and Jah9 & Dub Treatment
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 10:00pm
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East)
$35 advance | more at door
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketgateway.com or visit irememberreggae.com for ticket outlets
Today we are pleased to premiere the cover and tracklist of Mustafa The Poet's debut EP which will be released next Wednesday the 19th at his EP release performance. This talented poet from Regent Park has performed on the Manifesto stage multiple times and always leaves an impression on the audience.
The EP release and performance will take place next Wednesday, February 19th, 7 PM at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St E). You can RSVP and buy tickets on Eventbrite here. The Facebook event is here. And the event flyer is here. CD's will be on sale for $10.
The title essay in the latter book (read here) went viral in 2012 at Gawker.com where Laymon is a contributing editor, prompting widespread critical acclaim for his literary voice. Essays on Tupac Shakur, Kanye West and Trayvon Martin for Esquire, ESPN.com, and his blog Cold Drank among others, prompted further praise for Laymon, a professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Vassar College, NY.
Meanwhile, Laymon’s time-travelling post-Katrina novel Long Division has drawn enthusiastic responses from Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation author Jeff Chang and the Wall Street Journal.
Hosted by Toronto journalist Anupa Mistry, Laymon will read from his books, which will be available at the event.
$10 advance | $15 at door | very limited seating - 40 spots
This February, TIFF is showcasing the work of the legendary Oscar Micheaux, "the most prolific, successful, and indeed only African American writer-director-producer in the first half-century of American cinema."
We have 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to Body and Soul - Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 PM at TIFF Lightbox (350 King St. West).
To enter for a chance to win, tweet this exact statement:
" I want to see Body and Soul courtesy of #TIFFMNFSTO. Contest details here http://goo.gl/lNGa8y "
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Hot Docs: Doc Accelerator information session this Thursday, February 13th. From 7pm-9pm at the Manifesto HQ (37 Bulwer St.) we will be providing more information about the 2014 program, it's YEO mentorship placements, offer additional support, and answer any questions you may have about the program. Doc Accelerator aims to provide access and mentorship to young documentary filmmakers, and Manifesto would like to engage your support in sharing this information amongst youth in your community. Light refreshments will be provided and networking is highly encouraged!
This is a free event and if you or anyone you know is interested in attending, please register here as space is limited.
About the Hot Docs Doc Accelerator:
The program supports 50 aspiring documentary filmmakers aged 18-30 to take their careers to the next level by providing empowering benefits including:
All access festival conference pass ($350 value)
Exclusive sessions available only to Hot Docs participants
Access to the online Hot Docs Community for one year
Tonight is the Canadian Launch of YouthfulCities here in Toronto. On November 25th, 2013 the YouthfulCities Index was launched Toronto was ranked "Most Youthful City" among 25 global cities from a youth perspective across a variety of categories, including health & safety, civic participation and music &film. Tonight we celebrate Toronto's new accolades as "Youthful City of the Year" for 2014 and work towards bringing new Canadian cities on board. There will be keynote speeches, awards, panels and presentations. It all takes place at the Great Hall(1087 Queen Street West.)
The Last Style Standing (LSS) battle started on the Redbull Dance Cypher floor and ended live on the main stage with one dancer left standing. This was the second edition of LSS at MNFSTO, in which we had 16 finalists, representing 4 styles (House, Bboy/Bgirl, Hip-Hop & Popping). ManifestoTV is bringing you the final round of this epic battle live at the square in which only 1 style would prevail.
Toronto's finest rhyme spitters Rich Kidd, Tona, and Adam Bomb have teamed up with Bryan Espiritu of Toronto based clothing line TheLegendsLeague to form Naturally Born Strangers, the audio component to the TheLegendsLeague's F/W 13 collection available at Livestock in Toronto (116 Spadina Ave.), at retailers across Canada, and online at www.thelegendsleague.com
With Espiritu at the creative helm, the clearly-defined visual aesthetic of this project is explained below:
Naturally Born Strangers represents those born and raised different who don't associate themselves with the common communal circles. It's a proclamation of pride in the power of being disliked, unwanted or obscure, weird or foreign to the norm. It's for the stranger and the more strange, the new community of outcasts, the antithesis to the neighbourhood and the cynics of its circles. NBS is the umbrella title to those influenced by much, deterred by nothing and unknown the world over.
On Friday January 31st, they will be taking over Toronto's Mod Club (722 College St.) for a special concert and pop-up shop showcasing the highly-popular new product line. In addition to the fall line, LL is designing a special capsule exclusively available at the show. The event will be sponsored by NOW Toronto, Noisey, Hip Hop Canada, and Manifesto.
This is the final workshop in a series of mentor classes we've put on in partnership with Factor & Dream House Studios. The workshops are free and are intended to help Canadian artists develop into the best artists they can be!
Class #4: Project Cycle PT 2: Shad's Flying Colours Breakdown - January 20th - 7-9 PM - 37 Bulwer St. - RSVP on EVENTBRITE
In our final class, a diverse group of panelists will discuss the process of working from record to record. The discussion will cover topics such as the life cycle of a project, financing, branding, marketing, radio play, retail sales, and online strategy. Workshop 4 is a case study that will bring together team members who worked aspects of Shad’s Flying Colours LP. The panel will take us through the process of working the album after the recording is complete, including marketing rollout, promotion and retail strategy.The objective of the class will be to provide developing artists with the information to create long-term career strategies in a market saturated with one hit success stories.
Featured Panelists Ian Stanger – Black Box Recordings
Gaurav Sawhney – Manger, The Faculty Of
Kat Stewart – Webster Media Consulting
If you would like to attend you must RSVP on Eventbrite as space is limited, also please join the Facebook event where you can ask questions ahead of time.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank FACTOR & Dream House Studios for their generous support in providing these FREE workshops to the community.
The Graffiti Boxmen project has been an installation at Live at the Square the past two years. The project is an ongoing initiative inspired by the idea that most people see graffiti but they don't see the people behind it. To find out more about the project check out their website here.