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Mississauga Newcomers Showcase their Hip-Hop Skills through Beats2Borders

Aug 16, 2018

Beginning August 20, newcomers to Mississauga between the ages of 12 and 17 will have the opportunity to explore hip-hop culture by participating in master classes delivered by internationally-renowned American hip-hop artists.

After the week-long camp, participants will showcase their dance, emceeing and beat-making skills on August 24 at a block party at Mississauga Celebration Square.

In partnership with the U.S. Consulate of Toronto and Meridian International Center, Beats2Borders will be led by Junious “House” Brickhouse and hosted in the City’s newly opened Small Arms Inspection Building.

Beats2Borders – Details

Newcomers to Mississauga, ages 12 to 17, learning alongside American hip-hop artists.

Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Rd. E
Mississauga, ON
L5E 1E9

August 20 to 24, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Beats2Borders – Block Party Details

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

Friday, August 24, 2018

6 to 9:30 p.m.

Media Interviews:
Interviews can be arranged with Junious “House” Brickhouse, Co-Director at Next Level International Music Exchange Program and Founder of Urban Artistry Inc., Consul General Gregory Stanford, Sonja Banic, Manager, Culture Services and camp participants by contacting Julie Craig, details below.

Beats2Borders is a week of high-intensity workshops and master classes that introduce Mississauga newcomers between the ages of 12 and 17 to the American art form of hip-hop. In partnership with the U.S. Consulate of Toronto and Meridian International Center, Beats2Borders promotes cultural exchange and conflict resolution through hip-hop music and dance. The City’s Culture division worked with community agencies to identify youth for the program.

For more information about Beats2Borders, please visit


Media Contact:
Julie Craig
Communications Coordinator
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 3253                             
TTY: 905-896-5151