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Aliah in Concert at Caribbean Paradise on March 23

Since bursting on the music scene few years ago, 21-years-old Alïah has been on an upward trajectory highlighted by two major achievements this year: her performance at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 showcase and her selection as part of the TD Creative Incubator Program 2019, coordinated by SOCAN. The Montreal-born singer/songwriter, who as a teenager taught herself to play the guitar also had an opportunity recently to record with Peter Cadernali who produced music for Celine Dion, Rick James and Tina Marie. But her most significant achievement so far came in May 2018, when she released her debut …

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CARIBBEAN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

SPICE D’ GREENZ Contact Staff On Saturday, March 23, St. Kevin’s Church Hall will be decorated as a backyard melting pot with soup, music, live entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing and back home games-playing like dominos and cards for the Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec’s Island Soup Fest. “Bring your board games and dominos and play while you drink some of the most delicious Caribbean soups to warm your body and soul,” says president of SICDAQ, Mr. Ted Blaize. He says also that it will be a celebration of diversity. Music will flow uninterrupted from 6:30 p.m. to …

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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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Aliah in Concert at Caribbean Paradise on March 23

Since bursting on the music scene few years ago, 21-years-old Alïah has been on an upward trajectory highlighted by two major achievements this year: her performance at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 showcase and her selection as part of the TD Creative Incubator Program 2019, coordinated by SOCAN. The Montreal-born singer/songwriter, who as a teenager taught herself to play the guitar also had an opportunity recently to record with Peter Cadernali who produced music for Celine Dion, Rick James and Tina Marie. But her most significant achievement so far came in May 2018, when she released her debut …

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CARIBBEAN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

SPICE D’ GREENZ Contact Staff On Saturday, March 23, St. Kevin’s Church Hall will be decorated as a backyard melting pot with soup, music, live entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing and back home games-playing like dominos and cards for the Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec’s Island Soup Fest. “Bring your board games and dominos and play while you drink some of the most delicious Caribbean soups to warm your body and soul,” says president of SICDAQ, Mr. Ted Blaize. He says also that it will be a celebration of diversity. Music will flow uninterrupted from 6:30 p.m. to …

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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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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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