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About Carifiesta on July 6 and CariVibe on June 15

Finally. The C.C.F.A. got official news from the City about the Montreal Carifiesta and so he 44th edition of North America’s longest running Caribbean Street Parade In Montreal called has been approved. The Montreal Carifiesta parade will be held on Saturday July 6th 2019, downtown Montreal. The route of the parade will be on RENE LEVESQUE Street West, starting at the corner of Rue DU FORT & Rene Levesque , ending at Rue Bleury. Some may say that it’s impossible to pull off a proper Carifiesta in less than two months but I believe that everything is possible. Now it’s …

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REACHING FOR STARLIGHT

Playwright Donna Michelle St. Bernard offers up a family show that’s a conversation starter Rosie Awori There has been a buzz of anticipation surrounding Geordie Theatre’s production of Reaching for Starlight. The play is ready to be launched on April 26 at Concordia University’s D. B. Clarke Theatre. Inspired by the film Black Ballerina, artistic director Mike Payette commissioned Donna-Michelle St. Bernard to write a play that would translate across the Canadian demographic. Reaching for Starlight has been three years in the making and is being touted as Geordie’s biggest production to date, featuring an illustrious cast of 12 performers. …

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Bun and Cheese: A delightfully tasty Easter tradition

I have a few questions…. Do you put up a Christmas tree in your home in December? Do you eat turkey on Thanksgiving? Do you buy chocolate and flowers for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day? I bet the majority will say: Yes! Then have you ever asked yourself, why? Regardless of what race, religion, culture or background we belong to we tend to follow traditions and adopt habits without truly the history behind them. I am willing to confess to doing the same. Just last week I remember telling my friends that Easter is around the corner, and I …

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Gospel stars will shine at Evangel April 13

Contact Staff The magical sound of Gospel music will resonate across the music hall of Evangel Pentecostal Church, when a line-up of Montreal’s top Gospel performers share the stage with the internationally renowned Carlene Davis for what is expected to be a signature event for the city. The evening promises to be a treat for music lovers, many of whom are anticipating the long-awaited return to Montreal of Davis, who is coming with her brand new album, ‘The Assignment’, and a special musical ministry. In the four decades or so that she has been on the scene Davis recorded over …

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An Evening with Liberty Silver

Contact Staff Liberty Silver brings a spectacular package of achievements and a glowing track record on the music scene to what is expected to be a special  evening of song on April 13. Originally from the US,  she moved north and established herself as one of Canada’s most accomplished performers becoming the first Black woman to receive a Juno Award. She burst on the scene in 1985 when she snagged two Juno Awards one for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year (“Lost Somewhere Inside Your Love”) and the other for Best Reggae/Calypso Recording (“Heaven Must Have Sent You” with Otis …

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Jennifer Meade: For the love of Gospel

JAM Vocal Performance School recital Egbert Gaye Even over the telephone, you can sense the excitement that seeps through her voice when Jennifer Meade speaks about not just her love for Gospel music, but helping her students give full expression of it. Over the past two decades, music lovers in Montreal have come to know her as a highly respected choir director, singer, composer and songwriter, Meade told the CONTACT that her greatest joy in her musical journey is the work she’s currently doing as a vocal coach. “My passion is to teach Voice as a way it could be …

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Spring into Soca

Winter’s  cold may have dampened our partying spirit at times, but have no fear as Spring is here. And with the assurance that warmer days are ahead, so to are the line-up of Soca-based events. Spring 2019 runs from Wednesday, March 20th to Friday, June 21st and brings new growth, so weed out the bad and make room for something beautiful just as our Soca scene here in Montreal is showing. On MontreaI’s Soca scene, I will be the first to admit that talking about our problems has become our greatest addiction, and this is a habit I have decided …

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T&T Carnival done. Buju’s back

I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by my recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago carnival and my experiences. So let’s see, what has been going on in the reggae/dancehall fraternity? Buju Banton “Long Walk To Freedom” Caribbean tour started Saturday, March 16 in Kingston, Jamaica at the National Stadium. Here’s what you missed from that historic comeback concert in Jamaica. It’s regarded as one of the biggest concerts in Jamaica since Bob Marley’s Smile Jamaica concert in 1976. The concert took place at the 35,000-seat national stadium which attracted an estimated 40,000 plus revelers and was his first show since his …

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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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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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