Aug. 27: House of PainT main event to feature A-Trak, Adam Bomb, Smif-n-Wessun & more
Ottawa, ON – The good people at House of PainT have another great line-up in store for their annual festival under Ottawa’s Dunbar Bridge. Headlined by Montreal DJ, producer, and Fool’s Gold label owner, A-Trak, House of PainT 2017 will also feature performances by JUNO Award-winning rapper Adam Bomb (Naturally Born Strangers), French Canadian hip hop pioneers Dubmatique, Brooklyn legends Smif-N-Wessun, Hamilton’s own NiLLa who is performing with Ottawa-born Halifax rapper/producer Ghettosocks, Ottawa’s Cashtro Crosby & DJ Mes, Cody Coyote, Dopekiid, Majic Mike, Xwam & Lady Kat, JMKM, The Sorority, Rita Carter and even more. And that’s just one event. House of Paint is 4 days of pure hip-hop knowledge, entertainment and community building.
Information about the entire 4-day House of PainT Festival can be found below. Click here for the official website and to purchase tickets.
Thursday: OG 500 Poetry Slam & DMC Ottawa Regionals
Sunday’s show is actually the closer to the festival which kicks off this Thursday inside La Nouvelle Scene (333 King Edward Avenue) for the annual OG 500 Poetry Slam Competition. Featuring Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets, 12 slam poets go head to head for a $500 cash prize. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Thursday also features the 2017 DMC Ottawa Regional DJ Battle Championships inside Kinki Lounge & Kitchen (41 York Street). Find out who will be representing Ottawa (assuming someone the city wins) at the Canadian Finals later in the year. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Friday: Bazaar Dance Showcase & ‘Pon De River
Friday will feature the Bazaar Dance Showcase and Popping Preliminary Competition. The Bazaar Dance Showcase was debuted in Toronto back in October 2008. Its purpose is to provide a stage for established and emerging choreographers. Urban dance artists from all over the world are flocking to Ottawa to showcase their talents in a non-competitive performance. Performers include DEUCEnDIP, MINI MILITIA, GWS and TENSE IMAGE. The Popping Prelims and Top 8 will take place along side the dance performance, poetry, and music acts. The winner will be getting $300. Doors open at 6 p.m. and this one is also taking place under Dunbar Bridge (100 Brewer Way).
Friday will also feature Timekode and DJ Bear Witness (ATCR) on a boat called The Ottawa River Queen. “Let’s get nautical with a summer special event!” Memetic and Zattar take TK to the water for one last summer dance with special guest and local legend Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red! The boat boards at Marina, Jacques Cartier Parc in Hull, Quebec and will be casting off at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Dance Battle, Music Acts, Live Poetry & more
Saturday is jam packed with a variety of dope things to do including dance battles, various music acts, live poetry, live art, food trucks and family activities. Here’s the line-up (also going down under Dunbar Bridge in Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way).
11:00 – 12:15 – Capital Dj Showcase on Main Stage
12:15 – 12:30 – Opening Dance+ Opening of Youth Programming Block
12:30 – 13:15 – LUV2Groove
13:15 – 13:30 – MC + Announcements + Introductory for Youth Perfomers
13:30 – 14:00 – Yociso – Youth Showcase + Performances
14:00 – 14:15 – Music Performance: Illiya Rose
14:15 – 14:30 – Flava Factory Youth Performers
14:35 – 15:00 – DJ Magnificent – Warm up the crowd + Cyphers
15:00 – 15:10 – Ottawa 2017 Poet
15:10 – 16:00 – Prelim Rounds for Breakin Battle: DJ Jervy Jerv
16:00 – 16:20 – Jervy Spins + Cypher Block
16:20 – 16:40 – Music Performance: Circa Beatz
16:40 – 17:00 – Music Performance: TBA
17:00 – 17:10 – Ottawa 2017 Poet
17:10 – 18:00 – Top 8 Breakin Battles w/ DJ Jervy Jerv
18:00 – 18:30 – Music Performance: Slack Bridges
18:30 – 19:00 – Popping Semi Finals w/ DJ Jervy Jerv
19:00 – 19:20 – Ottawa 2017 Poet
19:20 – 19:30 – Breakin Crew Semi Finals w/ Skratch Bastid
19:30 – 20:00 – Music Performance: Dynamic
20:00 – 20:30 – Popping Finals + Awards
20:30 – 21:00 – Soul Jazz Live: Breakin Finals
21:15 – 22:15 – Music Performance: Soul Jazz Orchestra
22:15 – 23:00 – Music Performance: TBA
Sunday: Knowledge Conference & The Big Concert Under the Bridge
Along with The Big Concert Under the Bridge, Sunday will also feature Knowledge Conference (think Ted Talks for Hip Hop Heads) @ Seeds Tent. Knowledge Conference takes place at the Seeds Tent on site at House of PainT (Brewer Park), and at Flava Factory (1076 Wellington West). The Knowledge Conference includes an array of amazing skill-building and throught provoking panels, workshops, talks, and classes, including a Keynote Address by A-Trak.
The Seeds Tent is sponsored by Dominic’s Academy of Music. Dominic’s will be on site to provide music, live performances, and an environment to chill. The Seeds Tent is a place to learn and grow, to find community and network. Seating is available.
The Seeds Tent schedule includes:
10:00 – Open to the public
10:30 – Ontario Arts Council Introduction and Info Booth
11:00 – Opening Remarks by John Akpata, Sami Elkout, and invited guests
11:30 – Women’s Panel Discussion
12:30 – 1:00 break
1:00 – New Projects and New Concepts Panel Discussion
2:00 – Keynote Address by A-Trak
2:30 – Career Development Panel
3:30 – OAC Mock Jury and Q+A (bring your project ideas and CV on a USB!)
The Flava Factory will host Master Classes in multiple dance styles. These classes are geared towards experienced or intermediate dancers.
Flava Factory Schedule:
12:00 – 1:30 – DYZEE
1:30 – 3:00 – TOMMY STEEZEHoP
For more information, check out the official House of PainT website: HouseOfPainT.ca
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