Bringing in the New Year around the world is typically a memorable event, but 2017 is especially notable for Canada who celebrates her 150th anniversary of Confederation and February 15 will commemorate Canadian identity with National Flag of Canada Day. From community and small scale events to national festivities, there are countless ways to participate in all that make Canada glorious.
Various events will be stirring across the country one of which is the first of its kind – The YOWronto Music Festival, a musical celebration in tribute of Canada’s milestone right in Toronto, Canada. The name was coined to mean “Hello Toronto” – YOW meaning hello, a slang used by the black community which was merged with Toronto thus styling the word “YOWronto”. There will be many pre-event appearances throughout Toronto during February leading up to the grand launch on March 1, 2017; the music festival will follow on July 1st and 2nd, 2017 at the Woodbine Mall Outdoor.
The festival is hosted by Freshkut Entertainment Inc. and is perfect for the music lover, the artist or the person who just wants to experience something unforgettable. Great for the young, the very young and the young at heart, there is something for everyone to have a good time. Don’t worry about your kids as there will be an exciting kid’s village to keep your little ones occupied, and for the adults, if you love the walking around and learning something interesting there is a health village. YOWronto Music Festival will also host discussions with guest speakers and a ceremony in which awards and scholarships will be presented among so many more activities in store.
In the spirit of a music festival, music will be the main event. There promises to be performances from all genres from Reggae to Gospel from R&B and Soca to Spoken Word, not to mention performing arts like drumming and dancing. Renowned Jamaican artistes like rapper extraordinaire Baby Cham, reggae Rising Star Romain Virgo, triple-threat deejay Lt. Stitchie, The Voice’s songbird Tessanne Chin and Bajan Soca Queen Alison Hinds.
If you are looking for an event to go to during the Canada festivities this year, mark these dates on your calendar because you won’t want to miss this one!
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By Alexandra Daley