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Carlene Davis: In The Name Of The Most High

Carlene Davis continues to win people over… Egbert Gaye Today, the name Dr. Carlene Davis-Cowan has taken its rightful place in the annals of Jamaican musical history. In a land where the illustrious list of iconic music stars is seemingly endless, Carlene Davis, as she is known on stage, has distinguished herself by her longevity in the industry and an unfettered commitment to uplift others with her music. “When you have an assignment in your life, you know that there’s work to be fulfilled and that’s why it’s easy to continue,” she told The CONTACT in a recent telephone interview. …

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The 2019 Soca surge and Mr. Killa

Contact Staff Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago for the 2019 carnival were gifted with what has been loosely described as “a bumper crop” of Soca and calypsos. Yep, this year, many agreed the music was nice, especially hits like ‘So Long’ and ‘Hookin Me,’ two masterpieces penned by the erstwhile Nadia Batson, which she and her friend Farmer Nappy turned into party anthems for the season. In both songs, which were released very early in the season, Batson was able to capture the nuances of life-situations in T&T and packaged them in some sweet, sweet melodies and people jumping. Among …

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WIZKID BRINGS THE HEAT TO MONTREAL

 Contact STAFF If you  like to get up and dance, then get ready for the powerhouse that is Wizkid. The Nigerian international star, famously known as the “Starboy,” will be hitting the stage in Montreal at the Olympia on March 31st   Showtime, 7PM. Wizkid is hailed as the epitome of Afro-international success. He is seen as the poster boy of the new crop of rising artists on the contintent, showing off their uncompromising african rhythms, and by extension introducing the world to the sounds of the “new” Africa. The Nigerian charmer has been making waves in the entertainment industry for …

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Carlene Davis: In The Name Of The Most High

Carlene Davis continues to win people over… Egbert Gaye Today, the name Dr. Carlene Davis-Cowan has taken its rightful place in the annals of Jamaican musical history. In a land where the illustrious list of iconic music stars is seemingly endless, Carlene Davis, as she is known on stage, has distinguished herself by her longevity in the industry and an unfettered commitment to uplift others with her music. “When you have an assignment in your life, you know that there’s work to be fulfilled and that’s why it’s easy to continue,” she told The CONTACT in a recent telephone interview. …

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The 2019 Soca surge and Mr. Killa

Contact Staff Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago for the 2019 carnival were gifted with what has been loosely described as “a bumper crop” of Soca and calypsos. Yep, this year, many agreed the music was nice, especially hits like ‘So Long’ and ‘Hookin Me,’ two masterpieces penned by the erstwhile Nadia Batson, which she and her friend Farmer Nappy turned into party anthems for the season. In both songs, which were released very early in the season, Batson was able to capture the nuances of life-situations in T&T and packaged them in some sweet, sweet melodies and people jumping. Among …

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WIZKID BRINGS THE HEAT TO MONTREAL

 Contact STAFF If you  like to get up and dance, then get ready for the powerhouse that is Wizkid. The Nigerian international star, famously known as the “Starboy,” will be hitting the stage in Montreal at the Olympia on March 31st   Showtime, 7PM. Wizkid is hailed as the epitome of Afro-international success. He is seen as the poster boy of the new crop of rising artists on the contintent, showing off their uncompromising african rhythms, and by extension introducing the world to the sounds of the “new” Africa. The Nigerian charmer has been making waves in the entertainment industry for …

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SHIFT: A woman-centered event focusing on empowerment

Contact Staff The way Roen Higgins sees it, sisters in the Black community, especially those in the English speaking sector, need a solid dose of the empowerment elixir to “revive the soul.” The youthful and highly popular educator, spoken-word artist and community advocate says she is troubled by the number of Black women who’re stunted emotionally or professionally by the many false perceptions they carry of themselves. So true-to-form, the creative go-getter that she is, Higgins is doing something about it. On the evening of Tuesday, March 12, she is inviting women of color to Espace Knox in NDG to …

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THE BLEACHING…

The word and definition tell the story. Naturally or chemically, it speaks to the dangers – various side effects – some Black people are subjecting themselves to in order to acquire (a semblance of unnatural) lightness, and by extension, a false sense of specious social acceptance, or tolerance. And so it is, not only in predominantly white societies, but also on the African continent where some Black people have bought into the bleaching aesthetic and farce. The belief being that lighter is better than dark. The irony and paradox are that even on the African continent (Africa!), people are shamelessly …

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Hope and expectation: pillars for our tomorrow

We are now in the year 2019, the year of expectation. It’s good to know the numbers and their representation. For example, the number 10 is the number of man and the number 9 is the number for fruitfulness. A woman’s fruitfulness is demonstrated by birthing children and it takes nine months before giving birth a full-term baby. Every human being must live with expectations. To expect something is to look forward to something or to anticipate something; both of these words imply considering what is to come. So I want to put the emphasis on how we consider our …

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