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Beats, Breaks & Culture presented by NOW Magazine – Toronto’s Premiere Electronic Music Festival
Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8 - ONLY at Harbourfront Centre
(Complete event schedule below)

TORONTO, June 19, 2007 – Electrifying thrills return to Harbourfront Centre with Beats, Breaks & Culture, presented by NOW Magazine. Now in its fourth year, this hotly anticipated weekend-long event has emerged as one of North America's leading electronic music and culture festivals. The energetic history of electronic music, stemming from roots in soul, funk and jazz, has had a profound influence on contemporary culture and continues to intermingle with current global sounds and social trends.

Beats, Breaks & Culture is a celebration of electronic music, from house and techno to hip hop and beyond. With a focus on live music performances, adult and children’s workshops, technology and visual art displays, as well as a major dance competition, Beats, Breaks & Culture has something for the curious novice or the well-versed electronic aficionado.

Beats, Breaks & Culture is part of Harbourfront Centre’s summer long series of festivals, World Routes 2007 presented by RBC. Each weekend from June through September, top Canadian and International artists perform in all of the creative disciplines including music, dance, theatre, visual arts, readings and film. Harbourfront Centre’s unparalleled 10-acre waterfront site is prized for its fun and educational family activities at multiple venues, as well as the ethnic diversity of the International Marketplace and World Café. These rotating shops and cafés are nestled along an expanded boardwalk, enabling visitors to explore and access each weekend's cultural theme through the purchase of unique items and food. All World Routes 2007 summer festivals are FREE admission.

Highlights include rare performances by Ninja Tune artists Cinematic Orchestra, the stellar fusion of electronica and legendary drumming courtesy of Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and Steve Reid presented by FIDO, plus the explosive music of Edmonton’s Shout Out Out Out Out and Brazilian dance floor-friendly DJ Dolores & Aparelhagem. The documentary film Rock the Bells personifies the spirit of the do-it-yourself Hip Hop movement, and Pop, Lock & Load IV is Canada's largest breakdancing competition.

For more information on all Beats, Breaks & Culture, presented by NOW the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com


Beats, Breaks & Culture, presented by NOW Magazine – All Events Are FREE

Friday, July 6

Multi-Media:
All Weekend – Beats, Breaks and Technology (Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
9:00 p.m. – Orbital Rhythms – Stunning Visual Art Display in The Natrel Pond
Friday and Saturday - 11:00 p.m. – mixMotion - LIVE video mixing and projection (Brigantine Room)
Music:
8:00 p.m. – Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid - presented by FIDO (Concert Stage)
9:00 p.m. – Cinematic Orchestra (Concert Stage)
11:00 p.m. – Do Right Music Required Listening Session One: Vancity to T.O. (Brigantine Room) – Late Night NOW presented by Heineken
11:00 p.m. – John Kameel Farah, Vitaminsforyou (Lakeside Terrace)
Dance:
7:15 p.m. – Event Horizon Dance (Toronto Star Stage)
9:15 p.m. – Indian Martial & Performance Art Collective of Toronto (Toronto Star Stage)
Film:
7:00 p.m. – Man with a Movie Camera, featuring a score by Cinematic Orchestra (Studio Theatre) – Toronto Premiere!
Saturday, July 7

Music:
2:00 p.m. -- King Sunshine (Concert Stage)
3:00 p.m. – Felix & Gani (Toronto Star Stage)
3:30 p.m. – Agape featuring Nadia Harris (Concert Stage)
8:00 p.m. – Plaster (Concert Stage)
9:30 p.m. – Shout Out Out Out Out (Concert Stage)
11:00 p.m. – Upper Class Records Showcase featuring Cadence Weapon, Russian Futurists and Canseco (Brigantine Room)
11:00 p.m. – INTERFACE with Sumkidz (Lakeside Terrace)
Dance:
1:00 p.m. – Event Horizon Dance (Toronto Star Stage)
5:00 p.m. – Pop, Lock & Load IV – Breakdance Competition Semi-Finals with DJ Serious (Toronto Star Stage)
9:15 p.m. - Indian Martial & Performance Art Collective of Toronto (Toronto Star Stage)
Film:
2:00 p.m. – Rock the Bells (Studio Theatre)
5:00 p.m. – Call of the Hummingbird screening with Q & A to follow at 6:15 p.m. with Director Alice Klein (Studio Theatre)
Workshops - for Kids and Adults:
3:30 p.m. – Music & Technology: How technology is shaping the production and performance of new music – With Steve Richman of Sumkidz (Brigantine Room)
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – Mix, Match and Scratch - Serato DJ Workshop in the Digital Age (Natrel Kids Zone)

Sunday, July 8

Music:
2:00 p.m. – DJ Ray Prasad (Toronto Star Stage)
3:00 p.m. – Jeff Milligan (Toronto Star Stage)
3:00 p.m. – Spam All Stars (Concert Stage)
4:30 p.m. – DJ Dolores & Aparelhagem (Concert Stage) – Pepsi Concert Series
Dance:
1:30 p.m. – Event Horizon Dance (Toronto Star Stage)
5:30 p.m. – Pop, Lock and Load IV - Breakdance Competition Final with DJ Serious (Toronto Star Stage)
Children:
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – Mix, Match and Scratch Serato DJ Workshop in the Digital Age (Natrel Kids Zone)
Film:
2:00 p.m. – Who Killed the Electric Car? screening - Q&A to follow at 3:30 p.m. with Director Chris Paine (Studio Theatre) - Toronto Premiere!
5:00 p.m. – Paradox of Technology and Sustainability - Film Series (see website for films and screening times) - Co-Presented by Planet in Focus: International Environmental Film & Video Festival (Studio Theatre)
6:30 p.m. – Eco Art: Contested Terrain – Post screening Panel (Studio Theatre)

Beats, Breaks & Culture, presented by NOW Magazine. July 6-8 at Harbourfront Centre. 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8. Information 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com
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Media Contact:
Cary Mignault, tel: 416-973-4655 cmignault@harbourfrontcentre.com


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