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July 22, 2003
Media Advisory: Sounds in the City experiences the heat of the Islands
Nathan Phillips Square hosts Sounds in the City presented by Scotiabank, a
weekly Wednesday lunchtime concert series. Various bands will be presenting a
diverse spectrum of Canadian music that includes roots, jazz, reggae, Celtic
and country rock. Sounds in the City is also complimented by Toronto's famous
Farmers' Market, allowing audiences to shop after taking in the concert. Sounds
in the City runs every Wednesday from July 2 to August 27 between noon and 2

Toronto's oldest community steelband, Afropan Steelband, is showcased this
week. Formed in the early 1970s, Afropan Steelband is Toronto's oldest
community steelband. The group won the "Best Playing Steelband" competition in
23 out of 29 of the annual Caribana Parades in Toronto. Afropan Steelband is
also known for their elaborate, award-winning costumes. Afropan Steelpan has a
core of 25 pan players with members aged six and up.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Performance by: Afropan Steelband

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Media contact:
Amber Authier, Event Supervisor, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318



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