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Unity 2015 Building A Better Tomorrow By Engaging Youth To Explore The World Of The Arts

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The 7th Annual UNITY Festival, is ready to go down, with a stellar line-up of hip hop acts, break dancers, Mc’s and spoken word artists, not mention the rising talents of local beat boxers, a few of the attendees this year will be GZA, Babeli, Marlon of Havikoro and D’bi Young.

The 2015 UNITY Festival will kick off on Wednesday, July 22, with the Unity Beatbox Battles in partnership with Beatbox Canada. The battles will take place at the Mod Club. The 4th annual event will be headlined by Babeli with special guest appearances. The event and battles are open to all ages, youth battles are 13-18, pro’s are 19+

Thursday, July 23, at the Great Hall, Unity will bring out North America’s best and brightest in the world of breakdance. Where all styles are welcome. This event will be headlined by Marlon of Havikoro crew

Friday, July 24, at 918 Bathurst will see Unity in partnership with Rise host the Mc and Spoken word Battles. Headlined by D’bi Young and John River

On Saturday, July 25, Unity will host an all day celebration in Yong-Dundas Square with activities and performances by GZA, Rich Kidd, Humble the Poet, and many more.

The UNITY Festival is annual showcase event. This event was created to help build bridges between communities that don’t often interact or congregate. It also gives people who have a passion for the arts a chance to come together in a way that was not previously available due to many obstacles that exist in todays society, allowing people with the desire to make positive changes in their social circles, schools and communities.

UNITY Charity engages youth to explore and push boundaries for positive change by helping to implement school and community youth programs that will have positively impact. UNITY empowers and helps youth develop skills for success by teaching how to deal with all of life’s obstacles & stresses with tools they can you use to overcome these. Thus leading them to become leaders, mentors, role models which has a positive cascading effect on all aspects of their life as well as that of their school and community

UNITY was founded in 2007 by Michael Prosserman (B-boy Piecez), One of Toronto’s preeminent B-boys, since its inception UNITY has reached over 100,000 youth across Canada through its successful after-school and community programs that have been designed to teach positive self-expression through the arts.

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