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Performing Diaspora 2013 The History of Urban Music In Toronto and Canadian Hip Hop Royalty – Part 01

I have to admit I’ve never been so proud to be at least a small part of the Canadian music scene as I was at Performing Diaspora 2013. Experiencing the greatness in our expansive Hip Hop community rooted in Toronto was nothing less than an eye opening and nostalgic journey for me on a personal level.

With heart felt “real talk” from artists like Michie Mee, Maestro, Dan-e-o, Motion, Mindbender and more… this year’s Performing Diaspora was an incredible event worthy of accolades for years to come. I’m grateful to Francesca D’Amico, Chris Jackson, Performing Diaspora and of course York University for allowing Catsask and the many guests on hand to experience and document this historical event in Canadian Hip Hop.

In this first of two short videos covering the Performing Diaspora 2013 event, we catch a glimpse of what has made some of the aforementioned artists truly great. Not only great in regards to their skills and their craft… but truly great people with open hearts and a desire to expand and build on an already widening love and desire for more Canadian Hip Hop.

In this video we catch Dan-e-o, Maestro and Michie Mee. Part 2 includes dialogue from Mindbender and Motion.

Join Catsask for an insiders look at the inspirations, dreams and desires that have helped mold the aforementioned artists and – for lack of a better analogy – magnetically attracted them to enter into this crazy world of music and share their talents, drive and passion with fans worldwide.

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Written by Duss Rodgers

Duss's music marketing approach helps both new and veteran musicians benefit from fundamentals in music marketing. His Fan Value Optimization (FVO) process demonstrates these fundamentals.

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