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With Fall comes Motto to the delight of soca lovers

Monday, September 23, is the official end of summer, and many Montreal Soca lovers are anticipating the performance of the popular Lucian Soca artist, “MOTTO.” It takes place on Saturday, September 14th. And it will be the last Soca event before we hit the fall season, when the change of season brings with it a sense of loss and a feeling of being a bit down. When students find themselves dreading the return of a daily routine, exams, homework, studying and assignments… as they head into the school routine. Others will wonder what lies ahead besides the cold weather. Well, …

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In Mtl.: No Reggae Fest but reggae still looms large

In J’ca.: Sizzla and Rita Marley honored Imagine summer 2019 is coming to an end and no Montreal International Reggae Festival. To say that reggae lovers are disappointed would be an understatement. The last we heard from organizers was on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, an official announcement on their Facebook page that the 2018 was cancelled. The last post indicated that the scheduled 15th anniversary of the festival was being put on hold until this year 2019. August is here and still no MIRF leaving a big void on the entertainment scene in the community. But never mind, there’s some …

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The Vibes flowed in T.O

Here are the unofficial results for the Toronto 2019 Grand Parade. 1st – Louis Saldenah Mas – K Club 2nd – Toronto Revellers 3rd – Tribal Carnival 4th – Carnival Nationz 5th – Venom Carnival 6th – E.P.I.C. Canada 7th – Sunlime Canada 8th – Fantazia Canada 9th – Concept Costume Creators The 52nd annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, is a celebration of all things Caribbean. It was full of music, cuisine and revelry that brought the city to life for a month throughout the summer. This year the Grand Parade was extended to eight kilometres along …

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all roads lead to Toronto Caribana

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival, Ottawa Carivibe & Montreal Carifiesta have passed; now all roads lead to Toronto Caribana. This year Production Sounds & Selector Pro will be on the road with Carnival Nationz on Saturday August 3. Toronto Caribana parade takes place at Exhibition Place along Lakeshore Boulevard. Admission applies to enter the Exhibition Place, where patrons have the opportunity to enjoy the parade of the Mas Bands. Masquerade bands end up in Exhibition Place where masqueraders can party until 6PM. This year’s theme for Carnival Nationz is Kes… The Carnival Band. Kes The Band is a Caribbean soca/pop group …

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Carifiesta so-so. Vincy Mas Hot

Congratulation to the new board at the Caribbean Cultural Festivities Association(CCFA) for making the Montreal Carifiesta happen this year with only two months of preparations. The 44th annual Montreal Carifiesta took place on Saturday July 6 along Rene Lévesque Blvd. from Fort Street to Bleury. This year there were seven bands on the road and two of which were costume bands. And as it is usually, tens of thousands lined the street to experience and celebrate the music, dance and artistic expressions of the Caribbean. After the parade, Facebook and Instagram overflowed with posts from masqueraders and onlookers about the …

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Female Deejays run wild at Army Fete on June 23

Women Invasion, is the theme for Montreal Army Fete 5th Edition. Haveyou ever been to a Fete in Montreal where the DJ lineup is dominatedby female DJ’s? When you really think about it, the fact that women inthe Dj industry everywhere, including Montreal, are still fighting forequal rights defies all logic. It’s long been debated that female DJs are not properly represented within the Dj industry, which is evident in the lack of female DJs playing at events in Montreal. Even ads on TV and Social media shows a model wearing a pair of headphones and pretending to play music …

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Summer in the City and beyond

Are you all ready for some Soca, Fetes, Festivals, Carnivals and even heat. Soon it will be time to crank up the a/c and ready the grill for a barbecues, backyard parties and more. As we Trini’s call it “Liming”. Bring the music, drinks and lets socialize with friends and family as Summer gives a boost to our culture, and create an opportunity for us to build new and strengthen old relationships with each other. Friday, June 21, is the official beginning of summer this year but to most of us it’s when the temperature begins to get warmer. As …

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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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