Welcome to Flavours of our World.

Flavours of Our World returns to Kitchener with a showcase of music performances like no other. Join us at On The Grand for 3 day concert with talented artists and bring your appetite and taste for adventure at On the Grand on October 12-14, 2018 and savour the Flavours of Our World. The Flavours of Our World festival has something for the whole family. In the fun zone, you will see crafts, art, and games. Our goal is to introduce beauty, culture and fun from around the world.





Performers

Jully Black

Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’, (CBC Music) she has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’.

As a platinum selling recording artist, her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home Juno and Gemini Awards, earned innumerable industry accolades and was hand selected to sing for the Queen of England. With her powerhouse vocals, hilarious personality and love of people, Jully Black truly is every woman.

Her passion for philanthropy has taken her from the shantytowns of Bangladesh to the villages of South Africa and all across Canada. As a woman of faith, she champions important causes and uses her career as a platform to celebrate and inspire the greatness that lies within each of us.

http://jullyblack.ca/

Eric Ethridge

Eric Ethridge started to gain serious momentum in 2015 after the release of a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one of which garnered him a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Having built his brand on an electrifying stage presence and unique vocal ability, in early 2016 Eric was selected by a panel of 45 music industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalists for the CCMA Discovery Program.

After a final showcase of the top 6 emerging artists, Eric then went on to win the 2016 CCMA Discovery Award and was deemed the top emerging country artist in 2016. He has since become a new addition to The Feldman Agency and Watchdog Management. In 2017, Eric teamed up with Juno award-winning producer/songwriter Brian Howes to produce his debut single, “Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots”, peaked at #30 on the Canadian Country Charts, a rare achievement for an independent artist's debut single. His much-anticipated second single "Makin' Me Crazy" has now been released and is quickly making it's way on to radio stations and Spotify playlists alike. His song “Girl On Fire” won the grand prize in the 2018 @unsignedonly competition!!

https://www.ericethridge.com

Kayla Diamond

Kayla Diamond was supposed to be a lawyer but fate had a different plan.

The seeds of change were planted the summer before she started law school when she had a dream about a melody.She awoke from the dream, the melody still in her head and the lyrics came flowing out of her in a stream of divine inspiration. Before she knew it, she had written her first song “Crazy”. “The song that started it all. It made me realize that inspiration comes from everyone you meet. Everyone you meet was put there for a reason,” says Kayla. This song eventually lead to her winning Slaight Music’s It’s Your Shot competition in 2015, landing a recording contract with Cadence Music, and inspired the theme of her debut EP Beautiful Chaos.

Kayla, a Toronto native, was raised in a modern orthodox Jewish family; a career as a pop singer, wasn’t something she ever imagined for herself. Although she studied classical piano at The Royal Conservatory growing up she had always pictured herself practicing law. After completing her undergraduate degree, Kayla headed far from home for the first time to start law school, experiencing life on her own for the first time. “I spent a lot of time isolated from my family while studying which gave me time to reflect on my life.” Reveling in her new found independence, Kayla fell in love and had her heart broken for the first time. Having her life turned upside down, music became an outlet and songs kept pouring out of her. Songs like “Allon Me” about her first heartbreak and “What You’re Made Of”, an ode to growing up and moving away from family, two songs that would eventually help shape the track listing of Beautiful Chaos.

https://kayladiamond.com/

Nadia Stone

Nadia Stone is a talented and renowned singer from Toronto, Canada.

Italian/Jamaican and known for her smoky mysterious vocals and smooth riffs. Her unique and contagious image keeps the public craving for new material. With tremendous support from Italy to North America behind her, failure is not an option. Nadia Stone is captivating, truly born for this lifestyle.

After going back to the drawing board to create a distinct dreamy sound for Hip Hop & R&B, Stone worked with some of Toronto’s most celebrated producers and engineers. The talented songstress released her first single and music video off "Two Birds, One Stone" titled "Kandy". The music video was shot by @88Everything, which takes place in Los Angeles. "Kandy" recorded at 1500 or Nothin’ studio in Los Angeles. Stone’s release promises to deliver a unique sound to the culture that will allow listeners and fans to vibe out to her music whether they’re at the club or at home. Reminiscent of the sounds of Aaliyah modernized with production carrying a Travis Scott feel, "Two Birds, One Stone" will gravitate to your soul.

Santerias

Toronto Urban Latin ensemble and winner of the title of Best of ‘Play the Parks’ in 2017, continues to fire up funk fusion with their new video and single “Hurricane” about to be released.

The word Santerías represents a cultural fusion where dance and music are fundamental ingredients for healing. This Toronto group proposes the use of their dynamic and upbeat style of music, coined by them as RUMBAFUNK, as a universal healing language. Some songs bring in Latin rhythms while some embrace a Brazilian Tropicália sensibility, but all of them get bathed in a vibrant mixture of pop and funk aesthetics. Ana Lía Arias Garrido (Dominican Republic) on lead vocals, Juan Dino Toledo (Chile) on guitar and backing vocals, and Oriana Barbato, (Chile) on bass and backing vocals, are the core of this musical superpower. They have a roster of guest musicians and most recently; Randolf Jimenez (Venezuela), has been put in charge of the rhythmic backbone with his vast musical experience and solid playing on the drum kit.

Santerias will release new material by the fall of 2018 as part of their fourth album.

Paris Black

Danish Born Canadian pop Icon, Paris Black, has straddled at least two very different art forms for more than a quarter century .

As a Pop, Rock, Reggae and Dance vocalist, Paris Black's electrifying stage performance and near operatic voice have seen him have hits in four decades. Music industry heavyweights the world over from all major labels agree Paris is a force to be reckoned with . His debut album "Secret Seduction " saw three songs "Buried Alive ", "Better Get Ready " and " Lover " all reach Canada's top ten on radio with "Better Get Ready" also reaching number one on CanCon charts . His videos received high airplay, with Paris Black being the second most requested artist in both fan mail and phone requests for the year of 1988 behind only Corey Hart according to Canada's number one video show of the era CBC's Video Hits.

This album reached gold status in several territories . His second effort promoted by Isba music and Sony Records as well as being distributed by Sony Records.

http://www.parisblackmusic.com/

Avita

Avita is a Canadian pop singer/songwriter and recording artist. As a child Avita explored all genres of music, being a winner in Canada-wide competitions for her performances and winning over 75 vocal certificates, trophies and scholarships by the age of 16. Although she was heavily trained in opera and classical music, Avita loved performing in local popular genre competitions and writing her own material. She took part in numerous choirs, musicals, bands and groups, winning the Kiwanis Bowl, scholarships, Provincial recommendations and runner-up in the Youth Talent Search, Canada.

Avita plays 5 instruments and went on to study Honours Opera at Western University where she graduated. During her time in University however, Avita was winner of CMTC’s Canada wide competition, after which she travelled to Nashville to record her original song “Home is Home.” This single not only received Canadian radio play in heavy rotation, but also earned Avita the prestigious honour of placing top 15 in the International Songwriting competition. Avita has placed in many major songwriting competitions such top 12 CMT songwriting competition and top 2 CBC songwriting competition. She most recently won the “Star Quality Award,” at Miss Universe Nationals for her vocal performance.

Avita has a heavy online presence with over 80,000 views on YouTube, and weekly updates for audiences. Avita is inspired by many musical influences. Alicia Keys and Adele for their touch of jazz, Taylor Swift for her breathy, romantic and synthesized magic, and James Bay for his soulful vibe. Avita's musical genre is pure pop. Avita most recently played the Monarch, the Smiling Buddha and the MODClub. She is excited to release her upcoming EP in February 2019.

http://www.iamavita.com

Sarah MacDougall

Both a continuation and an evolution, All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything is MacDougall’s fourth record, following 2015’s Western Canadian Music Award winning album Grand Canyon.

The first single from All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything, EMPIRE was created at an artist retreat in an abandoned silver mine town in the Yukon shortly after the death of her grandfather and the dissolution of a long-term relationship. The song is as catchy as it is mysterious, ambitious, and heroic.

All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything conjures up themes of identity, death, breaking down of relationships, birth, and the ghosts we carry throughout. MacDougall’s writing deftly captures the urgency of life and surrendering to its immediacy. Epic while remaining intimate, lush while staying stark, and melancholy while still managing to celebrate, the record is undoubtedly influenced by MacDougall’s Swedish roots and the vast and dark beauty of the North.

Sarah has been described as a mesmerizing performer, and she has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Edmonton Folk Festival, Reeperbahn, and has shared the stage with artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Cat Empire, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and more.

http://www.sarahmacdougall.com/

Stitch

STITCH was born Julien Robazza, an Italian Canadian and hails from the Greater Toronto Area. At a very young age, Stitch was drawn to hip hop music along with singing and song writing. Free Stylin’ came relatively easy and when it was obvious he had a strong command for intelligent lyricism, Battle Rapping was obviously the next level. Stitch gained massive fans and respect amongst his peers in the industry as we all began to witness just how clever Stitch’s pen game with metaphorical undertones really made people pay attention. It’s always a pleasure to experience a Rap Battle when at least one of the artists can actually spit, no word - spoken.

Many accolades followed, but Stitch’s most revered would be the respect of his friends and family, peers and fellow grinding Hip Hop heads. This includes current weekly offers to be featured on other Artists’ tracks and without resolution, representing Toronto and Canada’s finest on higher levels. This would include placing within the Top 15 in the 2015 and world renowned Team Back Pack auditions. Anchoring Cyphers such as the 2015 (Canadian Cream of the Crop) XXL Cypher along with the honor in selection to represent in the inaugural and highly commented on 2016 KOTD Cypher, Vol. 1.

Elyse Saunders

Singer/Songwriter - Elyse Saunders is an independent, country recording artist that brings her homegrown roots of Peterborough, Ontario to the urban city of Toronto and beyond.

Catching one of her shows, it's easy to see why she’s gained popularity at the top country clubs, fairs, festivals and music venues. Elyse can be described as the “life of the party” captivating her audience with her powerhouse vocals, dynamic presence and interactive charm. Featured in the Toronto Sun as being an artist “well on her way”, Elyse is truly on her way with a decade of stages on her resume and impressive accomplishments under her belt.

Elyse is not only a talented artist but a humanitarian and created her annual "Warm Coats Warm Hearts - Coat Drive & Concert" over 6 years ago. The benefit concert has collected and distributed thousands of coats and cash donations to agencies that provide to children, men & women in need during the cold winter months. Elyse's charitable efforts are what brought her to being invited to speak about her work on behalf of The Keg Spirit Foundation where she shared the same stage with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during one of WE DAY's unparalleled shows. Elyse is a big believer in giving back when she can!

https://www.elysesaunders.com/

Fiddlestix

Your toes will tap, your fingers snap and you will want to dance to the beat of this Ontario band.

Fiddlestix puts on a high energy show that fuses the amazing call of the fiddle with the heart pounding pump of rock and roll. (Rumour has they are Canada’s ONLY Fiddle Rock Fusion band.)

http://www.fiddlestix.ca/

Denver

Denver began producing July 2017 after returning from an inspiring trip to Hawaii. Denver’s EP, set for release in Spring of 2019, “The Elements of Love”, highlights instances of affection, peace, compassion, and mercy throughout intimate relationships while celebrating the ability that men have to inspire and direct love powerfully yet with ease.

Denver released her debut single, “Body Sangin”, independently on August 23rd. The soothing & male-empowering tune, written and co-produced by DENVER HAYLEE and co-produced by Toronto producer/mixing engineer Zlender (Drake "Hotline Bling", DJ Khaled feat. Drake "For Free", French Montana feat. Drake "No Shopping", Gucci Mane feat. Drake "Back on Road"), celebrates the disarming and healing effects that a man’s touch has on the female body. The single is now available on all streaming platforms. DENVER HAYLEE also followed in the footsteps of Nelly Furtado, Melanie Fiona, and Jully Black performed “Body Sangin’” at Ebonnie Rowe’s Honey Jam 2018 Concert, Thursday August 23rd, at The Mod Club Theatre and was awarded with the $5000 Yamaha Music Canada grand prize.

https://www.listentodenver.com/

NDAI

Born in Toronto, Ontario, NDAI /ˈnedā/ is making a name for herself. The R&B artist’s distinct, soothing and ethereal voice is amplified with her writing style focusing on cadence, paired with the desire to fill the spaces in-between the music. She gives the listener a raw and genuine take on the many anecdotes she shares about her life and the lessons she’s had to learn and overcome.

Rather than filling an archetype that is dictated by the industry, the Toronto-born singer definitely has a style of her own. A multi-disciplinary artist whose artistic expression spans across music, art and film. Coming from a pedigree of musicians and artists (Muttoo Brothers Calypso Orchestra, and her father Stephen Muttoo), it was almost no surprise music would be an important part of her life!

Rolling out her recent singles, Time Heals All Wounds (T.H.A.W) and Nobody’s Ting, she was met with even greater praise, subsequently capturing the attention of fans and several music industry leaders. With renewed confidence and a story to tell, she hopes her art will resonate with the listeners as she continues to release new music and perform leading up to her debut EP in February 2019.

https://www.ndaimusic.com/

ZABETH

IAMTHEZABETH is a fresh, upcoming artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba currently living in Port Credit, Mississauga. Even though Zabeth grew up playing piano and singing, her background is more literary: identifying as a poet and spoken word artist. With a passion for social and political justice and freedom of artistic expression; Zabeth aims to express that through her music by connecting through empathy. Her debut album 12:34 is set to be released late December this year on all platforms. You can follow her journey on Instagram and Facebook @iamthezabeth or on her website

https://www.iamthezabeth.com/

Jameel3dn

Born in Toronto, Canada, Jameel3dn grew up in the neighbourhood of Jane and Finch. To channel his energy in a positive way, his mother would have him write out all his problems, and thoughts in a journal. What was unknown to him was the start of his love and passion to write. That passion eventually transitioned from writing about his thoughts and writing fictional stories to poetry and ultimately he found his true inspiration and passion in rap.

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On The Grand Amphitheatre
425 Bingemans Centre Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 3X7

October 12-14, 2018

Friday: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 3:00PM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 3:00PM–9:00PM

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