Beats2Borders is a cultural diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in Toronto, making its debut in Mississauga. They celebrate a unique art form which began in the United States but spread to Canada and other countries, ultimately becoming a global phenomenon. It’s one of the countless cultural ties that connect the two nations. The American Artist educators use hip-hop to help youth express their voice, develop leadership skills and build positive peer-based interactions.