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In Pictures: Musicians play in vintage pickup trucks

Musicians specializing in salsa, tango, samba, soca, reggae, funk and calypso will perform in pickup trucks on street corners in Toronto, Markham and Hamilton for Streetside, billed as the "ultimate summer block party"

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The event square at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, crowded with vintage pick-up trucks, people and musicians at the launch party for Streetside.

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Quique Escamilla Tunes his guitar at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario Thursday Aug. 8, 2013, at the launch party for Streetside, a musical celebration of the of the 2015 Pan Am Games and the music of the Americas.

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Over the next three weekends vintage pick-up trucks will appear around the city parked at various locations and bands will perform from the back of them.

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A 1965 Chevy at the launch party for Streetside.

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1965 Chevy

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A 1938 Chevy pick-up at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

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1938 Chevy pick-up truck. Vintage pick-up trucks will appear around the city parked at various locations and bands will perform from the back of them.

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Academia 4379 perform from the back of a 1948 Chevy.

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Kobo Town musicians warm up next to a 1965 Chevy

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Kobo Town perform from the back of a 1965 Chevy in Toronto on Thursday Aug. 8, 2013.

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1953 GMC pickup truck

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A 1965 Chevy

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Academia 4379 perform to a crowd from the back of a 1948 Chevy at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

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Quique Escamilla and his band set up beside two vintage pick-up trucks at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

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A man checks out a 1938 Chevrolet pickup truck.

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A 1938 Chevy pickup truck grille

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Loco Zydeco drummer Mike Menheere performs with the rest of the band from the back of a 1953 Chevy at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

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The Arsenals trombonist Dizzy D warms up at Harbourfront Centre.

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A 1954 Chevy pickup truck at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

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1958 Chevy pickup

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A musician, seen here in the reflection of a rear view mirror, warms up at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario Thursday Aug. 8, 2013, at the launch party for Streetside, a musical celebration of the of the 2015 Pan Am Games and the music of the Americas. Over the next three weekends the vintage pick-up trucks will appear around the city parked at various locations and bands will preform from the back of them.

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