Every year in Toronto, Manifesto Community Projects hosts its annual community festival of arts and culture, and this year it takes place September 16th-20th. The 4-day festival puts a spotlight on all aspect of hip hop culture, whether that be a B-Boy showcase, a DJ freestyle battle, an artist showcase or a live performance at Yonge-Dundas Square. We’ve (oh, sidenote I work with Manifesto….) had everyone from Jhene Aiko to Talib Kweli to Mister Cartoon and Afrikaa Bambaataa. Literally, everyone. We’re a festival that takes pride on serving the hip hip community from its roots up, as well as educating the youth on the come up with our annual educational summit. All bias aside, it’s always been one of my favorite festivals to attend – not just because of the mass amount of talent, but the fact that we acknowledge, appreciate and recognize new talent in all pillars of hip hop culture.
Submissions have been extended until July 13th, and can be completed online through the Manifesto website: http://mnfsto.com/apply/
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