Published Jul 15, 2014Toronto's Harbourfront Centre already celebrated Canada and is in the midst of honouring other cultures via DJ Deep Fried Fridays, but now it's gearing up to focus on the Caribbean during its Island Soul Festival.
Attendees of the event will be invited to take in some music, dance, film, art, games and more from August 1 to 4. Headlining it all will be Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah, which the fest calls "the hottest band in soca today." Also at the festival will be Marcia Griffiths, Joy Lapps and Calypso Stars, among other musical guests.
The inclusion of Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah in the event's first day's programming fits its goal for the festival, which was explained in a statement by guest artistic associate Nadine McNulty.
"Island Soul always strives to be a meeting place for communities to express and explore their unique identities," she said in a statement. "This year, Island Soul features diverse artistic expressions, independent voices and thinkers. We're looking at those who have influenced the past and present and also to those will no doubt impact the future of Caribbean island culture throughout our programming."
McNulty also noted, "The Caribbean may be one of the most multicultural places on earth. These islands have a culturally rich legacy that informs arts practices in their own backyard as well as globally."
Harbourfront Centre will also host the Hot & Spicy Food Festival two weeks later, from August 15 to 17, with finalized musical performances to be confirmed in the future.
You can get more info about the Island Soul Festival here.
Island Soul Festival:
08/01-04 Toronto, ON – Harbourfront Centre
Hot & Spicy Food Festival:
08/15-17 Toronto, ON – Harbourfront Centre