UNITY Festival will kick off on Wednesday, July 20th with an opening celebration at SUPER WONDER GALLERY featuring graffiti and artwork by some of Toronto’s most prolific artists, music and dance performances. Multi-disciplinary musician Lido Pimienta will be headlining in addition to drum-talk-poetic-rapologist Mahlikah Aweri, R&B/Soul Singer Adria Kain, the dance crew The Moonrunners and female beatbox duo Parallel (Psyreine and Sparx)
Day 2: Rise Presents Spoken Word
In partnership with R.I.S.E., UNITY’s MC & Spoken Word program showcases Toronto youth artists in two categories: Emcee’ing and Spoken Word. The purpose of the event is to bring MC’s and spoken word artists under the same roof to unify both Toronto movements as they share their inspiring stories of success, struggle and survival through words and song.
Day 3: Beatbox Canada & Dance Show
On Friday July 22nd, UNITY DANCE in partnership with BEATBOX CANADA (known for running the biggest beatboxing battles in Canada) will host two epic battles. The Beatbox competition will feature a 1 vs 1 battle with Toronto’s top 8 beatboxers for 21 years and under. UNITY’s youth and professional presents a 2v2 HIP HOP FREESTYLE BATTLE. UNITY’s dance event will feature some of Toronto’s top BBoys, BBgirls, Hip-Hop and street dancers.