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Black Theatre Workshop and Espace Libre shine a light on Obaaberima

Mom wants him to be a pastor, dad wants him to be a lawyer… friends mock him as a girlie boy Rosie Awori Obaaberima is hitting Montreal stages for the second time. The story chronicles a young Ghanaian man who is Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime. On the eve of his release he tells his cellmates how he got there. Although there is great risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima gives the account of a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and …

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Trini Carnival was nice. Come to Junior Fete on March 14

The 2020 Trinidad & Tobago carnival season is done, but it has left us with lots of wonderful memories. As we get ready to fly back to Montreal with winter still lingering, Carnival tabanca will stay with us for a little time still. This time of the year, Montrealers are craving a “lil” taste of the 2020 carnival soca vibes. Fortunately, I’m looking forward to sharing and showcasing all the music and experiences that I’ve picked up during my time here in T&T, the mecca of all carnivals at my welcome back event “JUNIOR FETE” on Saturday, March 14. But …

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Koffee’s Blessings From on High

The youngest and the first female solo act to win the Grammy for the Best Reggae Album Contact Staff Probably it’s too much of a cliché but here goes: It’s safe to say that Koffee, is now the toast of Jamaica That love was cemented on January 26 ceremony when at the Staples Center in Los Angeles the 19-year-old singer out of Spanish Town, became the youngest and the first female solo act to win the Grammy for the Best Reggae Album. She did it with her debut EP Rapture , which carries five powerful tracks: “Blazing,” “Raggamuffin,” “Rapture,” “Throne” …

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Machel, Fay-Ann and Iwer in the news

As we get closer to Monday February 24th and Tuesday February 25th, the fever builds up for Trinidad and Tobago carnival, and Soca lovers are always looking forward to information about festivals whenever they open the pages of the Montreal Community Contact. So let’s first start with some of the major headlines. Machel Montano announced that this year’s “Machel Monday” concert will be the last one. He made the announcement at the “Black 2 Blue” fete held at the Brian Lara Stadium in central Trinidad. Machel Montano, who is 45 years-old, has been organizing Machel Monday, a night of extreme …

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Expect a Soca treat in 2020

Soca lovers, are you ready to embrace what this new decade has to offer? Let me first and foremost wish all the Community Contact readers and Soca lovers a Happy and prosperous New Year. 2020 is a new decade and we gotta make it count. That’s why I’m expecting to see drastic improvements in Montreal Soca scene. I believe 2020 is definitely the year for changes, hence the reason one must be the change that they wish to see in the world. That being said I promise myself to put in more work towards the nightlife in our Caribbean community. …

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The Flavors of A Caribbean Christmas

The holiday season is here and one of the best ways to enjoy the BIG DAY is to tune in to my annual Christmas Day radio show, the 13th Annual, entitled “Island Riddims”, on CKUT 90.3FM from 9am to 3pm with pure Parang/Soca vibes. A Montreal winter can be challenging for everyone: the cold temperatures, snow, frost and ice, yet many are looking forward to enjoying our Caribbean Christmas traditions, such as parang gatherings, food, drinks and all of the Christmas vibes. In the last issue we wrote about Parang music and the event call Parang Jam. Now I want …

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Jamming with Parang and food

I’ve always talked about how our Caribbean Christmas traditions are slowly diminishing here in Montreal. Sad, because they provide an important connection with the past…our roots, heritage, core values are often all part of that connection and bring value and meaning to our lives. That’s why I try to keep the Parang vibes alive on Montreal airwaves with my annual Christmas day radio show on CKUT 90.3 FM. Over the years, there has been little or parang music on the Montreal party scene, and for this reason I would take time in this issue by showing appreciation for the people …

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No Touch Of Red but lots of Parang

As the year draws to an end many of my supporters are still voicing their disappointment over the postponing of the annual Touch Of Red party, Montreal’s biggest end-of-season event, which But on a brighter note we can still look forward to a live show featuring Soca artist Terra D Governor and ShortPree, and the start of Parang season. The 7th edition of Touch of Red was set for Saturday, November 9th, but unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, it had to be postponed and rescheduled to next year, 2020.. Touch Of Red has been running for six years …

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Not a good times for these Artistes

Sizzla, Chronic Law and Makamillion, You never know when your bad luck can turn to worse luck. For the month of October a few Caribbean artists have been encountering a string of bad luck. Reggae/dancehall icon Sizzla has been hospitalized following a motorcycle crash; dancehall artiste Chronic Law was involved in a car accident and Soca artist Makamillion was victimized by the police in his home. Saturday, October 19, Sizzla was out and stuntin’ on one of his motorcycles along Mona Road in Kingston when he lost control and ended up with a broken right ankle. Sizzla was born on …

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Boom Bye Bye Banned

The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Good things continue into October as Buju Banton, Til Shiloh’ album turns GOLD 24 years later and our Hindu community prepares to celebrate the festival of lights. Not only is the Til Shiloh’ album my favourite it can also be said that it’s Buju Banton’s masterpiece so far with many amazing tracks such as Til I’m Laid To Rest, Not an Easy Road, Champion, and Wanna Be Loved. Boasting many hits, this album was the people’s album, so why did it take 24 years for it to become …

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