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ISLAND SOUL - Friday August 3 through Monday August 6
Caribbean inspired extravaganza features Calypso and Reggae legends!
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TORONTO, July 18, 2007 – Harbourfront Centre’s Island Soul festival jumps up and jumps through the musical history of Jamaica and Trinidad with star-studded concerts featuring Barrington Levy, Lord Superior, Ernest Ranglin, Black Stalin and more! All festival events are FREE admission (Complete event schedule below).

The seventh edition of the festival begins with two nights of concerts (August 3 & 4) showcasing Calypso’s living legends. The Calypso Dreams Tour: Last of the Bestfeatures multiple Calypso Monarch winners like Black Stalin, Macomere Fifi and Singing Sandra alongside recording legends like Lord Superior and The Mighty Sparrow. There will also be screenings of the documentary CALYPSO DREAMS.

On Sunday August 5 Jamaican music comes to the fore with performances by Barrington Levy and Ernest Ranglin and the Canadian debut of pianist Kathy Brown. The day features screenings of acclaimed documentaries like MADE IN JAMAICA and COPING WITH BABYLON along with classics like ROCKERS and THE HARDER THEY COME. The day ends with inspired late night performances by the Dub Poets Collective.

The finale of Island Soul on August 6 fills the Concert Stage with steel pan bands like Afro Pan and the Pan Fantasy Steelband and ends with a rousing Gospel Extravaganza featuring some of Toronto’s prominent Gospel vocalists and the U of T Choir!

Island Soul embraces the influence of Latin cultures within the Caribbean with a Latin Urban Explosion (featuring emerging Canadian Latin talent) and the visual art exhibit The Way of the Saints: African Symbolism in Cuban Art – which features four Cuban artists who have exhibited internationally in mixed mediums and painting.

Island Soul is a festival for all ages and has afternoon family events including canoe rides on the Natrel Pond and a Friendship Tree craft activity on August 4, 5 and 6. Traditional Caribbean ring games and song games are featured by P.A.C.E. Canada on August 5.

For more information on Island Soul events the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Island Soul is part of Harbourfront Centre’s summer series of festivals, World Routes 2007 presented by RBC. Each weekend, top Canadian and international artists perform in all disciplines including; music, dance, theatre, visual arts, readings and film. Our 10-acre waterfront site is prized for its fun and educational family activities at multiple venues, as well as for the diversity of the International Marketplace and World Cafι.

Island Soul – All Events are FREE

Friday, August 3, 2007

Music:
8:00 p.m. – Kobo Town (Concert Stage)
9:30 p.m. – The Calypso Dreams Tour: Last of the Best (Concert Stage)
Featuring Black Stalin, Lord Superior, Singing Sandra and Macomere Fifi

Film: 6:30 p.m. – CALYPSO DREAMS (Studio Theatre)

Visual Arts: The Way of the Saints: African Symbolism in Cuban Art
Featuring painting and mixed medium works by Elio Vilva Trujillo, Francisco Gordillo Arrendondo, Javier Gonzalez Gallosa and Lino Felix Vizcaino Sarria (Marilyn Brewer Community Space) – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 3, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on August 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 6

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Music:
8:00 p.m. – Moses Revolution with Crazy (Concert Stage)
9:30 p.m. – The Calypso Dreams Tour: Last of the Best (Concert Stage)
Featuring The Mighty Sparrow, Crazy, Macomere Fifi and Lord Superior

Dance/Music:
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Ijo Vudu Dance Company (Toronto Star Stage)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Latin Urban Explosion (Toronto Star Stage)
Featuring Orlando Valencia, Flakko, Shantall, Chicago, Phanta C, Trio and special guests Criollo from Montreal

Family Programming:
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Friendship Tree (Natrel Kids Zone)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Canoe Rides (Natrel Pond)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Miss Lou’s Interactive Room (Miss Lou’s Room)

Film:
2:00 p.m. – MADE IN JAMAICA (Studio Theatre)
4:30 p.m. – SEQUINS, SOCA, SWEAT – THE HIDDEN HEART OF NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL (Studio Theatre)
6:30 p.m. – CALYPSO DREAMS (Studio Theatre)

Other: 3:00 p.m. - The Canadian Domino League
presents Domino on the Lake (Lakeside Terrace Tent)
This event is a demonstration and is closed to competitors.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Music:
2:00 p.m. – Kathy Brown (Concert Stage)
3:30 p.m. – Ernest Ranglin (Concert Stage) – part of the Pepsi Concert Series
8:00 p.m. – I-Sax Injah (Concert Stage)
9:30 p.m. – Barrington Levy (Concert Stage)

Dance/Music: Toronto Star Stage
1:30 p.m. – Jamaican Focus: Reggaecise Workshop with Tamla Matthews
4:30 p.m. – Jamaican Focus: Reggae & Dancehall Dance Showcase
6:30 p.m. – Jamaican Focus: Reggae & Dancehall Workshop on the Lawn

Family Programming:
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Children at Play (Ann Tindal Lawn)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Friendship Tree (Natrel Kids Zone)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Canoe Rides (Natrel Pond)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Miss Lou’s Interactive Room (Miss Lou’s Room)

Film:
1:00 p.m. – THE HARDER THEY COME (Studio Theatre)
3:30 p.m. – ROCKERS (Studio Theatre)
6:00 p.m. – MADE IN JAMAICA (Studio Theatre)
9:00 p.m. – COPING WITH BABYLON – Canadian Premier (Studio Theatre)

Food:
4:30 p.m. – Labrish - I Remember Jamaica When (Brigantine Room)
Celebrity and Community leader event celebrating the 45th Anniversary
of Jamaica’s Independence (Labrish = chat)

Other:
1:00 p.m. - The Canadian Domino League presents
Domino on the Lake (Lakeside Terrace Tent)
This event is a demonstration and is closed to competitors.

11:00 p.m. – Late Night Dub Poets Collective Spice Up the Place featuring Clifton Joseph, Afua Cooper, d’bi young, Klyde Box and Owen “Blakka” Ellis. Hosted by Sankofa (Brigantine Room)
– Late Night NOW presented by Heineken

Monday, August 6, 2007

Music:
1:00 p.m. – Pass The Torch: The Calypso and Soca Project (Toronto Star Stage)
2:00 p.m. – Afro Pan (Toronto Star Stage)
3:00 p.m. – Pan Fantasy Steelband (Concert Stage)
4:00 p.m. – Gospel Extravaganza (Prelude) (Toronto Star Stage)
4:30 p.m. – Gospel Extravaganza featuring Pastor Rich Brown, Kay Morris, Marc Masri, Paula Sanchex, Ammoi Levy and the U of T choir (Concert Stage)

Family Programming:
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Friendship Tree (Natrel Kids Zone)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Canoe Rides (Natrel Pond)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Miss Lou’s Interactive Room (Miss Lou’s Room)


Harbourfront Centre is located 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada.

For public information please call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

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Media Contacts:
Cary Mignault | 416-973-4655 | cmignault@harbourfrontcentre.com
Shane Gerard | 416-973-4518 | sgerard@harbourfrontcentre.com
Bill Bobek | 416-973-4428 | wbobek@harbourfrontcentre.com

Summer Photo Galleries and Releases at www.harbourfrontcentre.com/wr/media/


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