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Harbourfront Centre World Routes
Confirmed Music Artists for Summer 2006 Festivals
ALL music concerts are FREE admission! (except where noted)
Multiple venues at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Info: 416-973-4000 or www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Every summer weekend, Harbourfront Centre presents top Canadian and International artists in music, dance, theatre, film, food, readings, visual arts and family activities at multiple indoor and outdoor venues. All events are free admission (except where noted). Below is a list of confirmed music concerts for this summer's festivals.

Barbados on the Water (June 16 to June 18)
June 17 – The Plantation Band (1 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)
Barbados finest range from Caribbean rhythms to Motown ballads.
June 17 – NEWA with Tamara Marshall (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto Caribbean Jazz Group.
June 17 – Quincy Bullen and Omar Gittens (3:30 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)
Caribbean sounds by two teenage award winning musicians.
June 17 – Andy Earle Band (5 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)
A powerful blues voice and impeccable guitar from this Toronto veteran.
June 18 – Everyting Irie Jazz Ensemble (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto musicians combine a dazzling fusion of jazz with pulsating Caribbean rhythms.
June 18 – Andy Earle Band (1 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)
June 18 – Quincy Bullen and Omar Gittens (4:30 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)

Ticketed Events - June 16 & 17 - Calypso Monarchs: The Mighty Gabby, Red Plastic Bag and Adrian Clarke
with The Plantation Band (11 p.m. - Brigantine Room, Tickets $25 in advance / $30 both nights)
Famous Barbados Calypsonians make a rare live appearance together.

Power of Place: Canada Day (July 1)
July 1 - Ndidi Onikuwala (2 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Nigerian Canadian belts out roots rocking blues.
July 1 - Les Batinses (3:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Quebec ensemble gets funkloric with trashditional polka, salsa, rumba and more.
July 1 - Jason Collett (8 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Internationally known roots artist is a Broken Social Scene member.
July 1 - The Dears (9:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Guitar distorted indie rock from acclaimed Montreal group.
July 1 - Mother (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
Vancouver based ambient rock group.

Power of Place (July 2-3)
July 2 – Wayne Lavellee (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Juno nominated, West Coast First Nations artist rocks roots style
July 2 - CιU (3:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Brazilian vocalist showcases afrobeat and electrojazz.
July 2 – The Refugee Allstars of Sierra Leone (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Unique Sierra Leone group plays African world music mixed with reggae and hip-hop.
July 2 – Amadou & Mariam (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Malian couple performs blues, French folk, Cuban son, reggae and hip-hop.
July 2 – Elizabeth Sheppard Trio with the Movement DJ collective (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma) Montreal torch jazz vocalist/pianist and her trio.
July 3 – Ska Cubano (4:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series)
UK/Cuba group blends Ska and Cuban music with an African twist.

Bud Light: Beats, Breaks & Culture (July 7 and July 9) - presented by NOW Magazine
July 7 – The Juan Maclean (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
New Hampsire based, former Six Finger Satellite member punks up Detroit style electronic music.
July 7 – Prefuse 73 (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Atlanta’s enigmatic band mixes rock based beats with minimalist blips.
July 7 – MSTRKRFT and DJ Juan Maclean (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma) - Toronto DJ's with a member of Death From Above mix up some crazy beats.
July 7 – Tumi and Volume (4:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
South African urban, hip hop and spoken word group.
July 8 – Jamie Lidell (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
UK based literal one-man-band layers soulful vocals with funky rhythms.
July 8 – Konono NΊ1 (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Congo group mashes up African Tribal percussion with techno sounds.
July 8 – Cadence Weapon and Shad K (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
Some of Canada’s best hip-hop beat masters.
July 9 – Mark de Clive-Lowe (4:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series) Internationally acclaimed, UK based Half Japanese, half New Zealander musician and producer.

Roots: Remix (July 14 to July 16)
July 14 – Bombolessι (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Montreal group plays Brazilian and Latin rhythms.
July 14 – Joe Bataan (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
New York Afro-Philipino Latin, soul and funk legend.
July 14 – Matalino featuring DJ Dopey and D-Scratch
(11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
Toronto’s Phillipino DJ and artist showcase.
July 15 – Jimmy Bowskill (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto 15-year-old blues prodigy.
July 15 – Carlos Del Junco (3:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto Harmonica master mixes up blues with Latin and roots music.
July 15 – Seckou Keita Quartet (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Senegalese, Italian, Egyptian and Gambian musicians mash-up Global and Western music.
July 15 – Jamaica to Toronto (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage) - Presented by Tilley
Toronto’s finest ska, soul, funk, blue beat and reggae musicians unite for a one time concert.
July 15 – Version Xcursion featuring Dubmatix & SystemEcho (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma) New dub bass heavy melodic soundscapes inspired by roots reggae.
July 16 – Aurelio Martinez (3 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Belize musician blends Caribbean and African sounds with Amerindian rhythms and electronic beats.
July 16 – Kιkιlι (4:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series)
This Congolese super group represent the best in Rumba Congolaise.

Ritmo y Color: Focus Mexico (July 21 to July 23)
July 21 – Ricky Franco & P Crew Orchestra (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto-Mexican musician and his all-star band move from salsa to bachata to mariachi.
July 21 – Sierra Maestra (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Cuban luminaries are considered originators of son music.
July 21 – Alex Cuba Band (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
Toronto-Cuba multi-instrumentalist and singer performs Afro-Cuban, Latin pop and jazz.
July 22 – Mapalι (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto Colombian band performs Cumbia, Afro Cuban Rhythms and Bolero.
July 22 – Candela Soul (3:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
New York musicians blend Latin rhythms, classic rock, hip hop and pop.
July 22 – Joe Vasconcellos (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Legendary Chilean singer-songwriter masters South American and Western song styles.
July 22 – Nortec Collective with Mexican Institute of Sound (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
This Mexico City music and art collective makes danceable mextronica.
July 22 – La Calle featuring Amasonica Sound Force (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma) - Spoken word, hip hop, reggaeton and punk showcase.
July 23 - Paulo Ramos (3 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Juno award winning Montreal based Brazilian guitarist, singer and composer.
July 23 – Dona “La Negra” Graciana (4:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series) Gifted Afro-Mexican vocalist and harp maestro performs traditional music of Veracruz.

Great-West Life: From the Peg (July 28 to July 30)
July 28 – The Duhks (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage - Presented by Alexander Keiths)
Winnipeg/Nashville band blends Irish fiddle tunes with diverse folk influences.
July 28 – Christine Fellows (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
Winnipeg avant-folk Chamber-pop.
July 29 – Eagle and Hawk (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Winnipeg modern blues rock with an Aboriginal spin.
July 29 – Prarie Soul Collective (3:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
July 29 – The Waking Eyes (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Indie Rock Winnipeg style.
July 29 – The Weakerthans (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Winnipeg indie rock icons cross the boundaries of punk, alternative and rock genres.
July 29 – Winnipeg Social (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
July 30 – Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series) - Winnipeg orchestra explores a non-traditional repertoire.

Island Soul (August 4 to August 7)
August 4 – Black Market (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Energetic Cuban Timba band led by master drummer, Robelcys Martinez.
August 4 – The Mighty Sparrow (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Undisputed Grenada-born Trinidadian Calypso King.
August 5 – Tony Rebel (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Legendary Jamaican Rastafarian merges dancehall rhythms with conscious roots lyrics.
August 5 – Abba Shaka & The Ark of the Covenant Sound (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma) - From Atlanta and NYC a showcase of rare and innovative dub and Reggae music.
August 6 – MIKA (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Haitian-Canadian musical wonderkind innovatively blends Caribbean and urban pop sounds.
August 6 - Big Black Lincoln (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto hip-hop soul super group gets funky with a live band.
August 6 - Eric Roberson aka Erro (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
New Jersey songwriter performs his anthemic soul and house numbers.
August 7 - Roy Cape Kaiso All-Stars (5 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series) - The Duke Ellington of Calypso music returns with his celebrated band.

Sobeys Hot & Spicy Food Festival (August 11 to August 13)
August 12 – State of Bengal (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
UK group combines South Asian rhythms with up and down tempo dance beats.
August 13 – Hyloziosts (3 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Morricone and Glen Gould merge in this Toronto orchestral rock super group.

Ho Hai Yan Taiwan! (August 18 to August 20)
August 18 - Wildfire Music Troupe (8 p.m.- Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
August 18 - WonFu and Peggy Hsu (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
WonFu, a fun retro Pop band from Taiwan, joins internationally acclaimed Toronto Pop singer-songwriter Peggy Hsu - who's songs have won international awards and have become karaoke staples.
August 19 - The Saxophone Sisters (3 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)
Taiwan quartet are members of the internationally respected saxophone making Chang family.
August 19 - Wildfire Music Troupe (3:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
August 19 - WonFu and Peggy Hsu (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
August 19 - Moulann (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Toronto vocalist and pianist creates soulful electronically-influenced pop.
August 20 - The Saxophone Sisters (2:30 p.m. - Toronto Star Stage)
August 20 - Wildfire Music Troupe (3 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)

Indie Unlimited (August 25 to August 27) - presented by NOW Magazine
August 25 – Herbert (9:30 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Innovative UK artist mixes up DJ music with jazz, funk and soul.
August 25 – Wavelength / Music Gallery event featuring The Volcanos
(11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
August 25 – Shack Up (featuring Chinese Stars) with Mikey Apples & Jaime Sins (11 p.m. - Lakeside Terrace)
August 26 – Great Lakes Swimmers (2 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Popular Toronto folk roots group.
August 26 – Over The Top Fest (featuring Torngat)
(11 p.m. – Brigantine Room -- Late Night Now – Presented by Brahma)
August 27 – Bell Orchestre (4:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage -- part of the Pepsi Concert Series) Montreal group, with two Arcade Fire members, makes symphonic pop.

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage - Ticketed Events

Seu Jorge – Friday, June 30, 2006 at 8 p.m. (Tickets $21.50 advance or $25 day of)
Popular Brazilian singer and guitarist appeared in Life Aquatic and City of God. Artist Website

Salif Keita - Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 8 p.m. (Tickets $26.75 advance or $30 day of)
Malian Afro-Pop originator and World fusion music legend. Artist Website

Sarah Harmer – Thursday, July 27 at 8 p.m. (Tickets $31.50)
Toronto roots and folk songstress. Artist Website

Advance tickets now available and can be purchased through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office
by calling 416-973-4000 or order online at www.harbourfrontcentre.com

For more summer media information and festival releases go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com/wr/info/media.php

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Media Contacts:
Shane Gerard, 416-973-4655 or sgerard@harbourfrontcentre.com
Bill Bobek, 416-973-4428, wbobek@harbourfrontcentre.com
Wendy Vincent, 416-973-4518, wvincent@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre Focus - The Power Of Place
Geography, history, memory all guide us as we struggle to find a sense of belonging and identity. They can direct us as clearly as a map or a compass. But does your heritage define you or does it make you part of a community? Do you belong to your neighbourhood or does it belong to you? What is your place in the world? Power of Place is part of an ongoing exploration of ideas-based programming at Harbourfront Centre, June through December 2006.
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