Hot Stepper Productions and Harbourfront Centre present

The annual FREE summer bash at Harbourfront - 235 Queens Quay W.
Friday, August 31, 2001
(part of "Fresh Fest")

On the Norigen stage
8:00pm - 9:00pm
dj Paul E. Lopes

9:00pm -11:00pm
"The Ghetto Opera"
featuring
Divine Earth Essence, Wade O Brown,
Alana Bridgewater, Jemeni , Rayon

Musical Director: Andrew Craig
and the new Bump N' Hustle all star band!
Host: Jonbronski

In The Lakeside Terrace
11:00pm - 2:00am
the Bump N' Hustle DJ crew
Paul E. Lopes and Mike Tull

In The Brigantine Room
11:00pm - 2:00am
Upsurge media presents "Hip Hop Unplugged"

The 25th Bump N' Hustle event sees us performing at our annual party at Harbourfront center for our 6th year providing a great evening of free entertainment from some of Toronto's brightest musical lights. We revisit and revamp our 1998 performance of "The Ghetto Opera" - a concept show presented as a performance of classic material whose lyrical content constructs a plot based on ghetto life's trails. Drawing on the broad cipher of afro-american musical inspiration from Nina Simone percussive blues to the seminal 70's soul of Donnay Hathaway and Bobby Womak, Bill Brandon proto-disco, Gil Scott Herron's angst-ridden jazz, Funkadelic funk-rock, rare groove and jump up disco all flipped and impeccably bridged by musical director Andrew Craig and the 11 member mob we've assembled to back the outstanding vocal abilities of Bump N' Hustle chief vocal rockers Divine Earth Essence, Wade O Brown, Alana Bridgewater, Rayon and the fly spoken word pieces by Jemeni this one will be essential for the mind, booty and soul.

The live show will be sandwiched in the traditional Bump N' Hustle format by an opening DJ set by the one and only Paul E. Lopes from 8:00pm - 9:00pm on the Norigen Stage and followed by another set where DJ Mike Tull also joins in to get the dance floor loose from 11:00pm - 2:00am in the Lakeside Terrace!

Upsurge Media will present "Hip Hop Unplugged" in the Brigantine Room between 11:00pm - 2:00am.

These shows will be presented as part of "Fresh Fest - A Festival of Beats Rhythms and Rhymes" featuring the art of Heavyweight Art Installation, dance featuring urban tap and breakdancing by Bag O Trix, the music of New York Ninja Tune afro-funksters Antibalas, Bullfrog, Mambo Urbano Orchestra, DJ Serious, films featuring Saul Williams and Citizen Kane, fashion shows, great food, crafts market, discussion panels, spoken word performances, theatre… and that's the tip of the iceberg.

For more info vist: www.harbourfront.on.ca/fresh/



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© Hot Stepper Productions 2001