Glen Washington and Aubrey Mann will star
The Legends Ball on Oct. 29
When Glen Washington takes to the stage at the at the Eveagreen Reception Hall on October 29, he will be bringing with him a career chuck full of history and achievements that establish him as a true legend of reggae.
It’s a career that extends to the mid 1970s and establishes him as one of the industry’s most prolific songwriters and recording artists.
His discography includes dozens upon dozens of hits as a solo artist and as a member of various bands, including Rockers not Crackers, Kindness for Weakness, Heart of the City, Praise His Name and I Wanna be Loved.
Washington, born in Clarendon, Jamaica worked his way to the top, first as a lead singer in some of the merging bands across the island, then as a drummer playing with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Stevie Wonder and Gregory Isaacs.
After his first solo hit in the 1970s, Washington’s next big score came in the late 1990s and he never slowed down after that, touring the world and thrilling audiences with a voice that has been described as deep, raspy and entrancing.
Washington will be in Montreal for the Legends Ball, which teams him up with another Caribbean icon of music, Guyanese-born Aubrey Mann, who gave the world the mega hit, Stealing Love On the Side.
Also performing that night will be the emerging Jasmin Daley out of the U.S. and Montreal’s soca lightning rod, Ghost, and calypsonian Flash Gordon. DJ music will be supplied by Calm, 610, Spice Connection and Lil Thunder.
Hosted by Jillian Bentley and MC Howard Stretch Carr.
Sampaloo on the move. B-day bash on Oct. 22
As a deejay and singer Sampaloo has marked his name on the local reggae scene.
In 2004 all of Montreal celebrated with him when he released the super popular CD Get Landed (Immigration) which was a rhythmic documentation of his adventures as an undocumented person in Canada.
These days he is preparing for the release of a new single: “Just Want To Love.”
On Saturday October 22, friends and supporters will join Sampaloo and his Champion Bwoys team for the celebration of his birthday at Le Manoir 5319 Note-Dame-de-Grace.
Sampaloo will be joined by CKUT’s Roger Mooreand Courtney. Music by New Concept Crew, James Bond, Fire ‘T’, DJ Lenky, Crystal Sound and Spice Connection For more info 514 803 1774.
WIBCA Veteran’s Day Luncheaon
The West Island Black Community Association seniors invited the public to a veterans’ day luncheon to honor those who have served to protect our country. The event will be on Thursday November 3 at 48C 4th ave. South Roxboro from noon to 3pm. Admission is $115. For tickets 514 683 3925 or 514 624 5037.
The Hilltoppers Sports & Cultural Club invites you to their 42nd Anniversary Banquet. Held at the elegant Hampton Inn & Suites-by-Hilton located at 1900 Trans-Canada Hw’y, Dorval H9P 2N4. Event takes place November 19th with live entertainment and music by D.J Cupid Love. Cocktail from 6-7pm and Dinner follows at 7. Tickets are sold only in advance, priced at $65. For info contact 514 421 7865, 514 364 1258, 514 944 0618 or 450 638 5057 to get yours.
Geordie’s Halloween Tree
Geordie Productions presents Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree; adapted and directed by Amanda Kellock. Come get your spook on from October 21-30th at the D.B Clarke Theatre at 1455 de Maisonneuve W. For tickets visit Geordie.ca or call 514 845 9810
Oldies but Goodies
Swaylan, Selwyn and Peter invites the public to be part of history in the making on Saturday November 12 at 7500 Mackle RD & Parkhaven for dancing. Music by J.E. Bunns in the mix. For info Swaylan 514 771 9258, Peter 514 996 0250 and Selwyn 438 934 2317.
The Lodge Brothers will not be having their 2016 New Years Eve dance this year at the Hampton Inn.
Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal
The Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal Inc. invites you to their 50th Anniversary Gala. Join us in giving thanks and acknowledging our founding members and The Grenadian Community. This formal event takes place at the Holiday Inn located at 6500 Cote-de-Liesse on Saturday October 15. Red Carpet reception starts at 7pm followed by dinner and entertainment at 8pm. Performances by Delter Antoine Parris, Martin Albino and more. Tickets cost $65, contact 514 369 5788, 514 483 2178 or 514 561 8546 for more info.
Coloured Women’s Club
The Coloured Women’s Club is proud to host The Dinner Gala – A Tribute in Honor of Mr. Otis Grant. Come and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of WBO Middleweight Boxing World Champion, Educator, Role Model and Community Worker on Saturday October 22 at the Omni Hotel on 1050 Sherbrook St W. Entertainment provided by Montreal’s own soul singer Mr. Skipper Dean. Cocktails served at 6pm and dinner at 7. Tickets are $150 with all proceeds going towards the Coloured Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. For tickets and info contact Salon Rayshell at 514 481 2635 or email@example.com
The Central Boyz International invites you to their 7th Annual Tea Party to be held October 29 at St.Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on 3970 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd. From 3pm to long after sunset with free food, live entertainment & prizes. Dance to the music of Clint&Rick. Donation $20. For tickets Grant at 514 364 3812 , Norma 514 363 1023 or Harold 514 733 0982
Join Miss Diva for her EP launch of “Seven Shades of Love” on Friday October 28th at 10pm. Event will be held at Jamaica Association 4065 Jean Talon West.
Montreal Caribbean Social Organization invites you to our Fall Caribbean Breakfast. Sunday October 16th at 10:30am sharp. Taking place at the MCSO located at 7401 Newman Blvd. in LaSalle. Come and enjoy a delicious meal with sweet and soothing music and lots of surprises. Donation $10, for info 514 364 5113.
MCSO Women Federation will be holding A Fall Brunch from 1-4pm at MCSO 7401 Newman Blvd. The event takes place on Sunday October 29. Tickets are at $15 with lots of door and raffle prizes and entertainment.
Maguy Métellus and H. Nigel Thomas will co-host the monthly Kola Readings/Lectures Kola on Monday October 17 at 2741 Notre-Dame West from 7-9 pm. Invited readers include Claire Holman Rothman, Rawi Hage, Bernadette Charles, Yara El-Ghadban followed by an open mic. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org; 450-465-5209.
The Club Social Antillais Inc is hosting another Oldies Dance 2016 at Le Manoir 5319 Avenue, Notre-Dame-De-Grace on November 5, from 9pm-3am. Admission $15. One free drink for ladies before 11pm. Door prizes. Solid Bar and Fish Cakes. Music by DJ Austin.
Antigua & Barbuda Association
On Saturday November 19 at Il Gabbiano 10 Rue Lapierre, LaSalle, the Antigua & Barbuda Association of Montreal invites everyone to it’s 3th Independence Anniversary Banquet. The event starts at 6pm and admission $75 dance and dinner and $35 dance only.
For info contact 514 233 3589 and 450 672 3286.
The Antigua & Barbuda Association, Montreal Inc. Bursary Application for ages 16 and admitted to or presently enrolled in a full-time college program 2016-2017. Deadline October 28 and Bursary will be presented November 19 at the Independence Banquet.
For info www. silverene.ca/bursary.htm or call 514 233 3589
A Treat for Pan Lovers
Playboys Steel Orchestra under the direction of Winston “Skippy” Maingot will be in concert on November 6, the Caribbean Paradise, 8080 Newman in Lasalle at 5:30. The evening promises to be a treat for music lovers who are sure to enjoy the many of Montreal’s most popular steelband, the Playboys. Special guests artiste are Hamilton “Web” Alexander, Ezra Lewis, Briea Marie and Warren Lumsden. DJ ABNA will be on hand. Tickets are $20. Info. 438 937 1924 or 514 363 8080.
Afrika Intshiyetu in concert
Free your calendar on November 19th for Afrika Intshiyetu’s night of Gospel. The show starts at 7:30 pm at 1650 Viel,Montreal H3M1G5. Early bird tickets are $20 and $25 at the door, with $2 of each ticket sold going towards the Saint-Famille de Bordeaux-Cartierville Parish. Tuckets at: Notre-Dame-Des-Anges 12325 Des Serres,H4J 2H1 (514) 334-5268, Mission-Notre-Dame-d’Afrique at 4550 Avenue d’Orleane H1X 2K4 (514)332-6004 or contact AfrikaIntshiyetu at (514)814-2625/ info@Afrikaintshiyetu.com