Monch will perform with the Toronto band backing him up today during the final day of the festival, which will take place later today. The best part? The entire thing is free for everyone. Have fun, T. Dot.
This weekend marks the sixth year of the Toronto festival, and for this go-round the combine Phaorahe Monch and BADBADNOTGOOD for the weekend’s headlining act.
On Friday September 21, the much anticipated Sixth Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture will kick-off, featuring our biggest and most exciting line-up of Canadian talent. Over a jam-packed weekend (September 21-23) Manifesto will bring you a diverse array of Canada’s best talent in music, art, dance, food, and fashion. The festival will launch with the opening of the brand-new Regent Park Arts & Culture Center, featuring artist exhibitions, the Second Annual Floor Awards, the Freshest Goods Market and live music performances.
The festival’s second day will bring the Manifesto x Fresh Arts 20th Summit to Ryerson University Engineering Building. Speakers such as Kardinal Offishall, d’bi young, Jully Black, Director X, Pharaohe Monch, and Shad will lead the full day of panels and workshops.
The Manifesto Festival will then cap off with the much anticipated free outdoor concert Live at the Square, at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. This year’s concert will be headlined by the acclaimed lyricist Pharoahe Monch as well as homegrown talent including BADBADNOTGOOD, Tre Mission, Raz Fresco, D-Sisive, Jelly Too Fly, Victoria Sol, 7 Fires and Skratch Bastid among others.
The Manifesto Festival promises to once again showcase art, culture, and community in a way that is creative, diverse, and will provide a unique experience for the people of Toronto.
You can head here for more information.
Footage of Slaughterhouse, Pharoahe Monch, Freeway and Young Gunz’s performance at The Well in NYC. Shouts to EME.
Live foorage of Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae’s performances in South Africa at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. We also get a behind-the-scenes look at Monch’s Haile Selassie Karate video shoot.
Footage of The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble and Pharoahe Monch giving a 2dope performance of Shine at last year’s JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. This year’s festival goes down on Memorial Day weekend and tickets are available now. The dopehouse is also giving away a pair of tickets! So if you’re feeling lucky, enter here.
Pharoahe Monch and Homeboy Sand lend their talents to the remix to track three off the singer/songwriter trio’s self-titled debut. Like what you hear, be sure to check them on tour with Mayer Hawthorne & The County.
While out in NYC, Monch sits down with Montreality to talk about his upcoming rock album Rock vs Disco, artists he’d like to work with (Nas and Raekwon… which needs to happen), being a chronic asthmatic (which I know all too well), his Still Standing video with Jill Scott, working with Marco Polo on Port Authority 2, singing karaoke with M.O.P and more.
Pharoahe’s opening verse > . ¡Mayday!’s Take Me To Your Leader coming March 26th.
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Great video for a great song off an incredible album.
The Australian hip hop group enlists Pharoahe Monch for the first single off their forthcoming sixth studio album, Drinking From The Sun.
It looks like Jon Connor wasn’t the only one rocking in the Chi last night. Check up top for some footage of Monch doing his thing at the Double Door.
Monch’s set at the Duck Down vs. Blacksmith concert last weekend was nothing short of amazing, especially when he performed “Desire” with Showtyme (who was easily the highlight of the entire set). While overseas in London, Pharoahe took The Throne’s opening number to spit a quickstrike rap on the recent events going on in the city.