A festival within the festival, this daylong program brings together communities and cultures, united by some of the most exciting world music from local and international artists. Between sets, on the InterActive Stage, hands-on workshops keep the flow going. Come celebrate with us as we bring the Beat of the Globe to the Heart of Toronto.
Jayme Stone – Canada / USA: This Juno-winning banjoist makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world.
Kendra Ray – USA: All things belly dance - from classic styles to fusion with ballet, jazz, flamenco, folk and hip-hop.
Aline Morales – Canada: Brazilian samba, forró, and tropicalia, feature the beguiling voice of one of the city’s finest.
Focus Way – Canada: Afro-Jazz meets gospel, rumba, soukous and zouk for a dynamic performance.
Maracatu Mar Aberto – Canada: Brazilian drumming and song creating pure rhythm, emotion, movement and excitement
Marco Calliari – Canada: Contagious energy captivates in the colorful, festive, musical manner of an Italian carnival.
DJ General Eclectic – Canada: A catalyst who's been killing it as a master DJ and event promoter for many years.
The Gunsmith & MoHit – Canada: A genre-bending hip-hop duo with a cinematic sound shaped by world music and hard rock.
Wesli Band – Canada: A socially committed mix of roots, afrobeat and reggae form a warm and energizing blend.
The Battle of Santiago – Canada: Afro-Cuban rhythms, rock guitar, dub bass with soaring horns and flutes blend into a unique sound.
M.A.K.U. SoundSystem – USA: Big music that begins in traditional Colombian rhythms and ends in the punk-jazz stratosphere.
Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Canada: Toronto's only Balkan Klezmer Gypsy Party-Punk Super Band is guaranteed to move the crowd.