October 27, 2017 -

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TEDxToronto 2013 Performance: Maestro Fresh Wes

  • 2013
  • Arts & Culture

In course of this combination performance and Talk, Canada’s “Godfather of Hip Hop” gets over 900 hands waving in the air, including those of both teenagers and grandparents alike. Watch as Wes Williams AKA Maestro Fresh Wes discusses his continued journey as a musical artist whose songwriting has been very much inspired and defined by the city in which we live. He speaks to his lyrics as reflections of his values system, sticking to your vision, and music as a component of civic engagement. Moreover, listen to the audience react to the songs that, over the past 25 years, have become part of the soundtrack of our urban landscape.