Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24
Trinity Bellwoods Park

Saturday

Capoeira – 1 pm

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 1500s by African and Indigenous slaves in Brazil as a form of self-defense from their oppressors. Capoeira combines martial arts, music, dance, acrobatics and culture. It is marked by its agile and tricky movements that may be executed anywhere from an upside-down position, to a gravity defying kick. It has a strong acrobatic component in some styles and is always played with music. Axe Capoeira Toronto is GTA’s #1 Capoeira school, and offers classes for MINIS (ages 3-5years), KIDS (ages 6-13years) and ADULTS (14+) every day! Whether you’re looking to get fit, or have fun while learning something new, Capoeira is a great way to improve overall health and wellness!

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – 2 pm

Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. As a songwriter, she draws on black gospel and southern soul with a hint of roots country and sixties pop while her lyrics suggest an old soul with wisdom beyond her years.

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TD and friends – 4 pm

Exciting programming from DJ Sandy, Sofonda Cox and the TD dancers!

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Spirit of Calypso – 5 pm

Spirit of Calypso is a 5-piece Calypso and Caribbean Acoustic band whose music pays tribute to classic Calypso repertoire through the years. Led by Barbadian-born Roger Gibbs and multi-talented musician and ethnomusicologist Chris Wilson, Spirit of Calypso was recently formed to give Torontonians a genuine taste of the seductive rhythms and melodies that made Calypso a worldwide craze.

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Charlie Jacobson Band – 1 pm

Charlie is an old soul with no fixed address, and has packed three years of full-time Canadian touring experience into his 23-year old life. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues giants: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, Sherman “Tank” Doucette, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few.

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Paul Reddick – 2 pm

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick one of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs, right alongside him and illustrating what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance.”

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Poor Man’s High – 3 pm

Poor Man’s High excites audiences with their high energy performances and eclectic mix of original and cover songs that run the gamut from funk n’ reggae to rock n’ soul! They believe that everyone, whether rich, poor or somewhere in between, should have access to, and get naturally high on great music (like theirs)! The 10-piece Toronto outfit draws on a variety of influences from the blues rock of the Rolling Stones and CCR to the early ska and roots reggae of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Their music is imbued with the funk and soul of greats like James Brown and Gil Scott-Heron, and reverberates with the stylistic coolness and pizazz of Elvis Presley, Miles Davis and The Heavy.  Poor Man’s High looks forward to seeing you shake a leg on the dancefloor at their next show.  Come ride with them on a Poor Man’s High!

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TD and friends – 4 pm

Exciting programming from DJ Sandy, Sofonda Cox and the TD dancers!

The Celebration Army – 5 pm

Ever wonder where the groove went? It enlisted in The Celebration Army. All of it. The Celebration Army’s music strongly harkens to the golden ages of classic rock and R n B (and even to a raw, dirty sort of funk that people tend to keep a naughty secret). Listen to songs like “Black Blue Jeans” and you’ll experience a stylistic breadth that takes listeners all the way from frenetic rock to ingenious hooks to driving funk and back again.

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