Published Jun 30, 2016As part of its weekend festival programming this summer, Toronto's Harbourfront Centre is set to heat up the city's waterfront later this season with the return of its Island Soul festival.
Taking place from July 29 to August 1, the 2016 edition of the festival will explore the theme of revivalism in the Caribbean while showcasing artistic voices in society through dance, music, visual arts, film, cuisine and family activities. Festival highlights include performances from quadruple Juno Award winner Exco Levi and the powerful Jah9 on July 30, while Haitian legends Robert Martino and Toto Laraque will share the stage with Miami-based Haitian band T-Vice on July 31.
"Artists across the Caribbean mix their own unique style with inspiration taken from their predecessors, creating something spectacular as a result, and we're lucky enough to showcase some of these revolutionary artists here in Toronto," Harbourfront Centre artistic associate Nadine McNulty said in a statement. "We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate the people and culture of the Caribbean through a multi-day, inter-generational weekend of programming with dance, music, visual arts, film, cuisine and family activities."
The 2016 edition of the festival is free of charge. Further information and a curatorial statement on Island Soul can be found through the Harbourfront Centre's event website here.