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Carifiesta 2018

  Contact Staff It took a little over two hours or so for Carifiesta 2018 to make its way from Guy Street to a block or so from its intended end-point on Bleury Street before the police and cleanup crews ended the parade and shooed people away from downtown Montreal. Again, as it has been for the past several years, the showcase of Black and Caribbean music and culture didn’t have much to show to the thousands of onlookers that lined Rene Levesque Street. About seven or eight music trucks, three representing the Haitian sector of the community, together with …

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King Ajumu at “BACK TO THE TROPICS” ON JULY 21 at VINET PARK

Contact Staff With nine Grenada Calypso Monarch titles to his  name,  Ajamu or  King Ajamu as he should be called is his country’s winningest   calypsonian. He is also one of the most endearing and inspiring  performers in the Caribbean, with music that empowers and uplift as much as they entertain. And he can deliver in multiple genres, calypso, soca and reggae.   No wonder in 1998 he was appointed as a Member of The Order Of The British Empire, a significant achievement for a calypsonian. He stand apart from most calypsonians because of his prowess as a musician and his capacity …

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Living MAjOR for Hip Hop and Rap

Egbert Gaye Richard Parsram is a child of our community, who so many of us saw grow up at his family restaurant, Caribbean Paradise, in LaSalle. What we weren’t aware of is the creative fire that has been raging in his gut from his teenage years and now fueling his desire to make his name on today’s cultural landscape with his music, his film projects, and through merchandizing. Although the young Richard of yesterday is still the shy big-little kid at the restaurant, these days his relentless energy is driving him to build his empire on the foundation of his …

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Carifiesta 2018

  Contact Staff It took a little over two hours or so for Carifiesta 2018 to make its way from Guy Street to a block or so from its intended end-point on Bleury Street before the police and cleanup crews ended the parade and shooed people away from downtown Montreal. Again, as it has been for the past several years, the showcase of Black and Caribbean music and culture didn’t have much to show to the thousands of onlookers that lined Rene Levesque Street. About seven or eight music trucks, three representing the Haitian sector of the community, together with …

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King Ajumu at “BACK TO THE TROPICS” ON JULY 21 at VINET PARK

Contact Staff With nine Grenada Calypso Monarch titles to his  name,  Ajamu or  King Ajamu as he should be called is his country’s winningest   calypsonian. He is also one of the most endearing and inspiring  performers in the Caribbean, with music that empowers and uplift as much as they entertain. And he can deliver in multiple genres, calypso, soca and reggae.   No wonder in 1998 he was appointed as a Member of The Order Of The British Empire, a significant achievement for a calypsonian. He stand apart from most calypsonians because of his prowess as a musician and his capacity …

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Re-live Expo ’67 at Oui Expo on July 14

Egbert Gaye Last year, Montreal marked the 50th Anniversary of Expo 67, recognizing the countries and honoring many of those who participated in the World Fair staged at Man and His World from April 28 to October 29, 1967. It attracted close to 51 million visitors. About 60 nations took part in the massive Fair that was Expo ’67. Many of the highlight moments of the festival were provided by participating Caribbean islands such as Jamaica, as well as Barbados & Guyana, which had a joint contingent. Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada also had a joint contingent of about 90 …

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Seven Students can now explore their neighborhoods

Ronnie Williams Memorial Bike Give-Away Egbert Gaye For much of his life, Ronnie Williams remained steadfast in his belief that every child should have a bicycle to move around his neighborhood. Since 2014, together with close friends Wayne Thomas and Ron Durant, he was able to make his dream a reality for many less fortunate students by raising funds and buying bicycles to give to those in need. When Ronnie died in August 2017, his friends and relatives knew they had to keep his memory alive by continuing to uphold his passion. They intend to make the Ronnie Williams Memorial …

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THE INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE 21st CENTURY SLAVES

Call it what you will, “me too” will call it what it is: cultural appropriation. When I turned on the radio early one morning the beginning of last week and heard about a gathering at a downtown venue where people were protesting the staging of a special musical performance as part of this year’s Jazz Festival, the thought that immediately came to mind was “Oh boy, here we go again…” It was almost natural. Over the years I’ve heard of so many instances of [Black] cultural appropriation in its various forms. All to tacitly illustrate and/or demonstrate that in both …

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Life’s Challenges

You can rise above your circumstance. Feed your faith not your fears… Let’s be honest… Sometimes life is just hard. I heard someone once say that the struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow, so we can’t give up hope. We all go through stuff in life… and we sometimes wonder why we have to go through the things that we do and you might even question: Is God really with me? Charles Stanley wrote: Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive. He does not …

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