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Saturday, June 11, 2016

New sounds and deep traditions – Future Routes showcases the soundscape of the future

TORONTO, ON (June 9, 2016) – Harbourfront Centre is pleased to announce its first Future Routes festival, July 8-10, where trail-blazing living legends and emerging superstars forge new musical paths and create an extraordinary sonic experience.

The weekend features some of the globe’s most talented and innovative musicians, including the multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians, Lakou Mizik. Formed in 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti, established icons and rising young talent united in music to shed a positive light on their country.
Lakou Mizik delivers a unique musical experience which visitors can enjoy at the Concert Stage on July 8. On July 9, Orlando Julius, Nigerian living legend and pioneer of afro beat, performs in his distinctive style, fusing traditional African sounds and rhythms with those of American pop, soul and R&B. Following Julius’ performance is the official Future Routes after-party, GUMBO, connecting afrobeats and soca while mixing in dancehall, samba, baile funk, afro-house, hip hop and R&B, sure to be an amazing dance party.“We’re so excited to feature a lineup of such talented and inventive artists, including some of the top bhangra dance troupes across North America battling it out for the championship title,” says Sergio Elmir, Harbourfront Centre’s Artistic Associate of Future Routes. “This three-day weekend will also feature musical trailblazers and brand new talents that extract inspiration from the past and meld it with their own bold sound, creating something brand new. We invite everyone to experience the soundscape of the future, and remember the roots that it evolved from.”

For additional information, please visit harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/futureroutes/ or call 416-973-4000. For information about getting here, please visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere/.

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. 
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