Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Renaissance Music 3.0 August 11 thru 14 in Hamilton Includes Musicians From Hamilton, Toronto, Guelph, Waterloo and Montreal

Shanika Maria 
HAMILTON, ONTARIO - Songwriter/Producer, Kojo “Easy” Damptey, presents Renaissance Music 3.0. This year Renaissance music will be a three-day event starting on August 11th with It's a Live Mixtape, followed by August 13th with the Soul Music Showcase and will conclude with a Hip-Hop Showcase on August 14th, 2016. Damptey has scheduled a lineup of musicians from Hamilton, Toronto, Waterloo, Guelph and Montreal.

The artists performing are as follows:

August 11th: It's a live mixtape, 55 Elgin Street, Hamilton, 7pm - 11 pm. House Concert.
DJ's mix and blend music to create a thematic tone, providing what they believe a space needs by placing the songs of artists side by side. Now imagine if those artists would perform their songs in the order the DJ mixed them. That’s the concept behind "It’s A Live Mixtape", where DJ Brett Klassen will mix the songs of Chukky, Scribe, Creo, FIX - Hiphoppa, and Thad, while they perform their songs and pass the mic with a backdrop of visuals by Jamie Milay creating a non-stop flow of energy. "It’s A Live Mixtape" is an attempt at creating a live music experience as unique as the community it comes from.

August 13th: Soul Music Showcase, 43 King William Street, 8pm. Baltimore House
The soul music showcase will be headlined by Hamilton's 10 piece funk band, "Soul Finger". Montreal singer/songwriter Hanorah will be joining the bill as well as local soul singer Nasr Beny from Hamilton, Jack Moves from Toronto, Shanika from Hamilton and New Era Neisha from Hamilton.

August 14th: Hip-Hop Showcase, 43 King William Street, 7 pm. Baltimore House
The hip-hop showcase will be headlined by Hamilton's power hip-hop group "Canadian Winter". Other performers include Spokken Musiq from Hamilton, Redd from Waterloo, Gene One from Toronto and SkyBlew from North Carolina.

Admission for all shows is $10.

Renaissance Music is a celebration of African and African Diaspora culture that has played an important role in creating music genres around the world including but not limited to Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Blues and Afro Jazz.

For additional info contact

Kojo Easy Damptey
Music Curator

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