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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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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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