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More DJs lined up for Soca in Your 514

As we continue down The Great Unknown in the second wave of COVID-19, it’s becoming more and more evident that Montreal Caribbean community need to help each other. Unity is strength, division is weakness. That’s the reason why the Soca Sessions team has been inviting Montreal DJs to submit one hour of their Soca mixes to be aired live on CKUT 90.FM. As I stated in the previous article that this project is title “SOCA IN YUH 514” and started in October 17 and will continue throughout the rest of the year. The idea is to use our platform on …

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Local Djs in the spotlight

“SOCA IN YUH 514” Last issue, I announced that the Soca Sessions team is inviting Montreal DJS to submit one hour of their Soca mixes to be aired live on CKUT 90.FM. This project titled “SOCA IN YUH 514” will kick off on October 17th as we have decided to use our platform on the FM dial to give upcoming and established Djs an opportunity to showcase their turn-table talents and skills as party-goers and music-lovers remain in lock down. We are now entering The Great Unknown, the second wave of COVID-19 is here, where restrictions and regulations are forcing …

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Meeting new challenges in on-line music streaming

Soca Sessions ready to help Are you a Dj from Montreal that enjoys playing Soca? Well, Soca Sessions invites you to submit one of your Soca mixes to be aired live on CKUT 90.FM. As we gear up for another lock down in Montreal, radio listening booms while Facebook will be stopping all Dj live streaming on October 1. The radio industry in general has seen its own online streaming figures reach record highs as listening habits changed during lockdown. People staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic appear to be listening to more radio. That’s why the Soca …

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A dose of musical therapy in times of crisis

A few more days before it’s officially Fall season and the government has been warning us to brace ourselves for the second wave. Maybe music therapy can help us through the second wave. After my long absence from my Community Contact column, I’m back with a new online Soca mix titled “SOCA IN YUH 514” that can become your personal musical therapy during these tough times. No one would have ever expected that abruptly, in March 2020, life, as we know it would be turned upside down. The music and party scene has been hit hard by the coronavirus with …

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Spice Festival provided great viewing

Contact Staff Over 15,000 viewers clicked in on YouTube and Facebook to enjoy The Spice Island Cultural Festival held on Saturday, July 11. The event got off to a great start with the Royal Grenada Police Force Band playing both the Canadian and Grenadian national anthems. Welcome messages came from Hon. Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada as well as from Dr. the Right Honorable Keith C. Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada. Hon. Justin Trudeau invited everyone to “bring some spice into your homes and dance in your living room”. This message carried widely during the day as many viewers …

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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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