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R.I.S.E Edutainment presents: The 1st Annual Edutainment Convention [News]

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Toronto, ON – Beginning on Friday, October 25th and running through to Sunday, October 27th R.I.S.E Edutainment will be hosting The 1st Annual Edutainment Convention. This 3-day convention will include two concerts, workshops, panels, and info sessions all taking place at Toronto Centre for the Arts and North York Civic Centre. There will be some amazing guests and performances. Read part of the press release below from R.I.S.E Edutainment for more information on the purpose of the convention.

From R.I.S.E Edutainment

The Edutainment Convention is an initiative solely to develop Toronto’s local artists by connecting, educating and empowering them with professional artists who have paved a sustainable path in their respective artistic fields. Our main goal for the Edutainment Convention is to bridge the gap between Toronto’s emerging and professional artists. R.I.S.E Edutainment will curate artistic and business facilitated workshops, two concerts, a grant information session, arts panel, and holistic opportunities to connect and build artists.”

Check out the flyers and breakdown for what will be happening each day after the jump.

R.I.S.E Edutainment presents: The 1st Annual Edutainment Convention [News] - HipHopCanada.com

R.I.S.E Edutainment presents: The 1st Annual Edutainment Convention [News] - HipHopCanada.com

Day 1 – Friday, October 25th: The Edutainment Concert (Part 1)

“The first of our two concerts will be in celebration of the hip-hop and spoken word culture within Toronto. Our artists will use their lyrics to provoke thought and educate. We are redefining what it means to be a true emcee.”

Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts (George Weston Recital Hall)
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 6R8

Who:
- Freedom Writers
- John River
- 1st Ladies of the Rebellion
- Paul Ohonsi
- 5 Fingers 1 Fist
+ more

Doors open at 7:30PM and show stars at 8:00PM

Tickets are $20 per show or $30 for a 2-show bundle for both Friday and Sunday concert dates and can be bought at R.I.S.E Poetry Mondays. Tickets can also be purchased on Ticketmaster here.

Ticket rates for all non-profits, community centres/organizations/projects will be available at a discounted price. Please call Randell Adjei at 647-294-6677

Day 2 – Saturday, October 26th: The Evolving Artists (11AM-6PM)

“The 2nd of our 3-day convention will focus on the history and knowledge of the craft and skill building. We will focus primarily on the following art forms: hip-hop, spoken word, and vocals.”

Where:
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

What:
1. Registration/Networking (All Day)
2. Train of Thought Panel Discussion (12-1)
Panelists: Director X, Gavin Sheppard, Anitah Sparkz, Andreena
3. Workshops (1:30-3)
A: The Evolution of Hip-Hop
Facilitated by: Progress Red Pill
B: The Power of Spoken Word
Facilitated by: Lishai Peel
C: The Soulful Vocalist
Facilitated by: Andreena

Break (3-4)

4. Round Table Discussions (4-4:30)
5. Creative Networking Activity (4:30-5)
6. Evaluations/Speech, Closing Ceremonies (5-5:30)

Day 3 – Sunday, October 27th: Business Literacy (11AM-6PM)

Where:
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

What:
1. Registration and networking (11-12)
2. The Edutainment Panel (12-1)
3. Workshops (1:30-3)
A: Business Arts Literacy
Facilitated by: Jay Devonish (E One Entertainment)

Break (3-4)

4. Grant Council Speed Dating (4-5)
5. Key Note Speaker – Pin Ball Clemens (5-5:15)
6. Closing Ceremony (4:15-5)

Day 3: The Edutainment Concert (Part 2)

“An empowering showcase to help illuminate Toronto’s emerging artists who will present their craft through the concept of Edutainment.”

Where:
Toronto Centre for the Arts (George Weston Recital Hall)
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 6R8

Who:
- Shi Wisdom
- Plaitwrights
- Charmie Deller
- Naja
+ more

Doors open at 7:30PM and the show begins at 8:00PM.

Tickets are $20 per show or $30 for a 2-show bundle for both Friday and Sunday concert dates and can be bought at R.I.S.E Poetry Mondays. Tickets can also be purchased on Ticketmaster here.

Ticket rates for all non-profits, community centres/organizations/projects will be available at a discounted price. Please call Randell Adjei at 647-294-6677


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