Young, Gifted and Black: Diaspora Youth Music Showcase

Young, Gifted and Black is a “live” music showcase and summit that focuses on multi-genre musical expression from African-Canadian youth. Event participants, performers and attendees will have the chance to: gain leadership skills in the Canadian music sector; connect with established African-Canadian music executives; provide meaningful networking opportunities for youth talents; all while enjoying a positively Afro-Diasporic multi-genre (i.e. rap, reggae, R&B/soul, gospel, electronic, African) music concert. 

The Battle of the Bands-styled “live” showcase component will support a select number of black youth musical talents, across music genres, by encouraging self-esteem development and “discovery”.

The “Passing the Torch” Summit component of the event will provide select musicians a tangible opportunity to connect directly with experienced African-Canadian music industry executives through an interactive speed-dating styled activity. They will get 10-15 minutes one-on-one with a high level Songwriter, DJ, Manager, Agent, Producer, Publisher, A&R, or Music Festival Producer. 

Date: February 27, 2015 at 9 pm

Location: The Rivoli 334 Queen St. W. Toronto ON

Ticket Price: $10.00