EVENT: “Walk This Way – Taking it to the street for Youth, Arts & Culture!” (2:45pm @ Yonge/Bloor)

Ty Harper | Community,Events,Initiatives,Music,News | Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

If you’re looking for me today you can find me here with many others..

On Sunday, September 23 Youth Arts Organizations from across the city will come together to march in solidarity from Yonge and Bloor to Yonge-Dundas square.  We are inviting all supporters of Youth, Arts & Cultural programs to come out in support of these programs that help build a vibrant city.  The march will begin promptly at 3 p.m. with the goal of arriving at the youth arts festival, the 6th Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture ‘Live at the Square’ by 3:45 p.m.

Lately there’s been a lot of speculation about the value of investing in young people and the arts. As Toronto’s creative young people whose lives have been positively impacted by our exposure and engagement with the arts, and as those who have the honour of working in the sector and serving our communities – we know just how valuable it is.

It’s time to mobilize. We are calling out artists, organizers, mentors, youth, elders, community leaders, community members, and visionaries to walk in solidarity for youth, arts, and cultural programs.  We are asking that they bring their communities and creativity out on Sunday, September 23rd and walk with us to:

  • Celebrate the value of Youth, Arts & Cultural Programs in building healthy, empowered and resilient individuals & communities.
  • Appreciate the energy and innovation of youth arts programs and the crucial role that they play in connecting our city.
  • Recognize the 20th anniversary of Fresh Arts and other foundation community programs and the value of young people in all parts of Toronto being able to tell their stories.
  • Develop, discuss and review ways to stabilize investment in young people.

Bring your artistic expression, rally your communities and add to a collective energy as we move down Yonge Street into Manifesto’s Live At The Square – an annual youth arts festival happening that day. Calling out participation from dancers, poets, street writers, emcees, beatboxers, visual artists, documentarians, drummers, percussionists & more – it’s time to write our story ourselves.

NEW MUSIC: 2oolman “For The Money” (Prod. 2oolman)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Latest beat soundscape available for your listening pleasure over @ 2oolman’s soundcloud page.

Wouldn’t mind a follow up to “Hit & Run 2”.

NEW MUSIC: Redway – Summer (Prod. Biird&Lahghost)

rez | Music | Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

RIP Summer 2012.

In memory of #Summer2012. Redway let’s go a Banger to warm the masses from the upcoming #LIVEFREE project this Winter

Produced by Biird&Lahghost

fellow @HonorRedway @HonorRollTO

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EVENT: Fresh Arts 20 x Manifesto Summit present “Art Is Power” (Today @ Ryerson University)

Ty Harper | Community,Initiatives,Music | Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

This is pretty much the only place to be today (Saturday September 22nd) for those looking to discuss Toronto’s past, present and future history of empowerment, expression, inspiration and commerce through art.

Get more details @ http://www.themanifesto.ca/festival/2012/fresh-arts-x-manifesto-summit/

This year, the Fresh Arts 20 X Manifesto Summit – a day-long conference focused on inspiring and educating youth through keynote speakers, mentor classes and discussion panels – will feature some of hip hop’s most influential artists in North America. Manifesto is also celebrating 20 years of Toronto’s Fresh Arts program, an initiative created to foster up and coming talent, including Toronto’s own, Kardinall Offishall and Saukrates. The Summit is the second day of the Manifesto Festival (Canada’s largest h

ip hop festival) and will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Ryerson University’s George Vari Engineering Building. The electrifying lineup of key speakers will include Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Shad, Solitaire, Rich Kidd and notable American rapper Pharoahe Monch.

The conference will kick-off with a keynote panel titled “Art is Power- A Dialogue on the Transformative Power of Art”, moderated by popular radio host Mark Strong and led by industry leaders Kardinall Offishall, Pharoahe Monch and poet and educator d’bi Young. Additional panel discussions will include “Toronto Generations, Knowledge is Power, Then & Now: 20 Years of Hip-Hop” and “The Art of Business” will run throughout the day between the hours of 2:45-7:30 p.m.

The Summit’s mentor classes will provide an enlightening learning experience for attendees both young and old. The classes will be held between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. with a second set of classes being held between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The classes will provide perspective on the topics of the Art of Music Production, Spoken Word, Film and Video Direction and the Art of Performance, taught by groundbreaking artists Jully Black, Shad, J-Wyze, Rich Kidd, Cazhhmere, Quentin Vercetty and Solitaire.

This one-of-a-kind experience is part of Manifesto’s goal to bridge the gap between the artists their performances and the messages, stories and motivations behind their expressions. The Fresh Arts 20 x Manifesto Summit plays a key role in integrating a shared experience that not only challenges the status quo from a grassroots perspective, but to also help write the next chapter in hip hop’s discourse through group dialogue.

To sign-up for mentor classes, key note speakers and panel discussions visit the Manifesto Festival’s official website:
http://www.themanifesto.ca/festival/2012/fresh-arts-x-manifesto-summit/

For More Information:
Visit our website
www.themanifesto.ca/festival

or Contact
Christopher A. Trotman
Communications Coordinator, Manifesto Community Projects
christopher@themanifesto.ca
647-202-0114

For interview requests please fill out the form in the link below:
http://themanifesto.ca/submissions/manifesto-2012-interview-request-form/

VIDEO: The Get By – Faster feat. Rich Kidd & Richie Hennessey (Trailer)

rez | Video | Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Nice teaser. Looks proper.

The trailer for the 4th official video from THE GET BY… FASTER

facebook.com/thegetby
youtube.com/getbymusic
twitter.com/thegetby
soundcloud.com/the-get-by

Video Directed by Pat Moore for Gemini
http://geminimag.wordpress.com/
vimeo.com/geminimag

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NEWS: Manifesto Festival 2012 (Torontoist Article)

Ty Harper | Community,Concerts,Events | Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Torontist talks Manifesto 2012 going down this weekend. Get full details on the festival @ http://www.themanifesto.ca/festival/2012/.

Read the full article HERE!

If this year’s edition of the Manifesto festival feels oddly familiar, it’s because the festival is going back to its roots. Faced with a shrunken budget due to a fall-off in corporate sponsorship, and spurred by a desire to emphasize the other initiatives they run throughout the year, Manifesto’s organizing committee opted to make this edition of the festival a smaller affair, cutting it back to its original three-day length from last year’s high of 11 days.

Manifesto started in 2006 as a celebration of urban arts and youth culture, and especially to provide performing opportunities for musicians that fell outside the rock-oriented scope of many other local music festivals. As in previous years, the highlight of the festival is the closing concert, which will take place on Sunday at Yonge-Dundas Square.

VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “L.O.V.E.” (Live @ McDonald’s 365 Black Awards)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, September 21st, 2012

Ms. Fiona looking stunning as usual performing at McDonald’s “365 Black Awards” in New Orleans.

“The MF Life” is out now. Get it @ iTunes.

www.melaniefionaworld.com

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “Watch Me Work”

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona (Interview w/ The New York Post)

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona Live @ The 2012 BET Awards

Previously: NEW VIDEO: MELANIE FIONA FEAT. J. COLE “THIS TIME” (DIRECTED BY COLIN TILLEY)

NEW VIDEO: Moka Only “Sleeping Dogs” (Directed by McEnroe)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, September 21st, 2012

Directed by McEnroe.

Latest music/visuals off Moka Only’s “Airport 6” album.

urbnet.com/mokaonly
urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/airport-6
itunes.apple.com/album/airport-6/id551740607

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Train Of Thought feat. Moka Only “The Mustard Station” (Directed by McEnroe)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Moka Only “I’m Swanky” (Directed by Panayioti Yannitsos and Ashley Mendoza)

Previously: VIDEO: Moka Only – Love Affair (In Studio w/ HipHopVancouver)

NEW MUSIC: The Closers (SonReal & Rich Kidd) – Best Believe

rez | Music | Friday, September 21st, 2012

First official leak from The Closers collabo album between Ritchie and SonReal. Best believe there will be copperation.

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EVENT: Manifesto – Walk This Way (Walk For Youth Arts & Culture) (Sunday, Sept. 23rd)

rez | Events | Thursday, September 20th, 2012

This is the only way to get to Manifesto on Sunday at Yonge & Dundas Square. Here’s ALL the info:

WALK THIS WAY
#walk4youtharts

YONGE STREET WALK FOR YOUTH, ARTS & CULTURE
SEPTEMBER 23RD 2012
MEETING POINT NORTH EAST CORNER OF YONGE AND BLOOR
WALK DOWN MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE
UNITE @ 2:30PM SHARP

Lately there’s been a lot of speculation about the value of investing in young people and the arts. As Toronto’s creative young people whose lives have been positively impacted by our exposure and engagement with the arts, and as those who have the honour of working in the sector and serving our communities – we know just how valuable it is.

It’s time to mobilize. We are calling out artists, organizers, mentors, youth, elders, community leaders, community members, and visionaries to walk in solidarity for youth, arts, and cultural programs. Bring your community and creativity out on September 23rd and walk with us to:

* Celebrate the value of Youth, Arts & Cultural Programs in building healthy, empowered and resilient individuals & communities.

* Appreciate the energy and innovation of youth arts programs and the crucial role that they play in connecting our city.

* Recognize the 20th anniversary of Fresh Arts and other foundation community programs and the value of young people in all parts of Toronto being able to tell their stories.

* Develop, discuss and review ways to stabilize investment in young people.

Bring your artistic expression, rally your communities and add to a collective energy as we move down Yonge Street into Manifesto’s Live At The Square – an annual youth arts festival happening that day.  Calling out participation from dancers, poets, street writers, emcees, beatboxers, visual artists, documentarians, drummers, percussionists & more – it’s time to write our story ourselves.

For full info and backgrounder visit http://walkforyoutharts.org
Buses from parts of GTA provided via http://themanifesto.ca/shuttle

Please show that you will be walking with us by going to walkforyoutharts.org and signing your name on the ADD YOUR NAME link.

Website: http://walkforyoutharts.org
Facebook Page:  http://facebook.com/WalkForYouthCulture
Facebook Event listing: http://www.facebook.com/events/315861355178731/
Twitter:  #walk4youtharts – post what youth, arts & cultural programs mean to you via twitter

If your organization believes in the statement INVESTMENT IN YOUTH, ARTS & CULTURE MATTERS – send us your logo to info@walkforyoutharts.org and we will add it to a growing number of partner organizations in solidarity.

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