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An Affair For Labor Day Weekend

Partygoers in Montreal for the September 1-3 weekend are gathering at Caribbean Paradise Lounge in LaSalle for a mega Labor Day Affair. The event, a production of Negus Promotions will feature four top deejays from Montreal and Toronto treating partyers with the best in Soca, reggae and hip hop, soul and funk. It features VybsMaster, Babo, Selectah Miguel and T.O’s DJ Bones and it’s an open invitation to everyone in searching for a fun evening. Info 514 804 0548

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Another Sizzling Reggae Fest

On the weekend of August 18-20 , music lovers from  this city  and across North America converged  on the Old Port of Montreal  for the 14th edition of the Montreal International Reggae Festival. As it  has been for the in the past the MIRF provided three days of wall to wall reggae with a sprinkling of soca and featured a line up of big name artistes  out of Jamaica  together with some local acts. Fans are looking forwards to bigger and better as the fest prepares for its 15th anniversary.

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A Celebration of Love: Kele and Namosha

On Friday, July 14, Kelechukwu Onyejekwe and Namosha Boykin’s love and commitment to each other elevated them above all else. And it found expression in a heart-warming marriage ceremony at Union United Church in front of a wide cross-section of relatives and friends, many of who travelled from afar to share the moment. Namosha is a Montrealer and Kele is Nigerian; but both are U.S-educated and trained lawyers practicing in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. They chose to celebrate the wondrous occasion in Montreal at Union, the same institution where Namosha’s mother Eleitha and her grandmother Doris were married. Reverend Emanuel …

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Sunshine and music for Jamaica Day 2017

Contact Staff On Saturday, July 8, thousands of Montrealers turned out to celebrate the 36th Annual Jamaica Day Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile St. Helene. According to organizers, the early afternoon rain showers “provided a blessing of the venue because it was followed by clearing skies and sunshine. Music, food and drinks were complimented by an exciting line-up of local performers who shared their love of music with everyone in attendance.” Festivalgoers were treated to non-stop music and entertainment from an exciting line-up of performers, including Edward and Quincy Jones whose youthful enthusiasm was contagious and had spectators on …

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Festival was a treat for pan lovers

Salah Steelpan Academy showcases its presentation for Toronto’s Pan Alive competition Contact Staff The annual steelpan festival is not as grand as it once was, but pan lovers still relished the opportunity to take in some of its sweet sounds on Sunday, June 9, at Kent Park in Cote des Neiges. Several bands from schools across the city were gathered there, along with a group from Forest Creek, Ontario, and Montreal powerhouse steel orchestra, Salah Steelband Academy. They offered spectators a taste of this year’s calypsoes on pan. Highlight of the evening was a sampling of the Academy’s musical presentation …

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Thousands packed the Jerk Food festival

It turned out to be one of the biggest outdoor events for the summer in our community, as food lovers converged in droves on the Soccerplex in Lachine to the city’s first Jerk Food Festival on Saturday, June 24, St. Jean Baptiste Day. The line-ups were long as people waited for extended periods to sample the many jerk delights that were on hand, but the complaints were few because the atmosphere overflowed with love and excitement as music flowed from a host of performers and deejays. And as they do whenever they’re in Montreal, Jamaica’s top ranking Stone Love Sound …

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Freddy James had them dancing at the West Island Blues Fest

Contact Staff Freddy James has made a habit of turning the Dollard des Ormeaux Park, in DDO, into a field of dance. At this year’s West Island Blues Fest, which took place on Saturday, June 17, he once again rocked the crowd like only he could. For the third year running, this firebrand performer and his band, the Freddy James Project had thousands of Montrealers moving and grooving to his extended repertoire of hits from the 80s, 90s and onwards. The festival, which has been growing in popularity since it first launched 14 years ago, has become a signature event …

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I Was There

By Sheetal Lodhia “I was There” on March 9, at the Sala Rossa, was a celebration of Montreal hip hop pioneers. Part of a large, national, living-archive project founded by NorthSideHipHop in Toronto, the project aims to celebrate and make accessible Canada’s hip hop history. The Montreal event, the first of four events across Canada and organized by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas at McGill University, honoured Tony “Butcher T” Scharschmidt.  Butcher T’s Noon Time Cuts began in 1992 and continues to this day every Friday from noon until 2pm on CKUT 90.3fm. From 1992 …

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Black Stars Glittered at Gala Dynastie

Duke Eatmon,  Maya Johnson,  Ayisha Issa  and Pat Dillon among the winners at awards evening Contact Staff It was a  glitzy  and glittering evening on Sunday March 5 at L’Olympia Halll downtown, as  Quebec Black community celebrated its best and brightest at the Gala Dynastie Award presentation. Several familiar faces, including our own Duke Eatmon, also of CBC Radio  together with CTV’s Maya Johnson, popular screen personality Ayisha Issa   and Pat Dillon of CKUT were among the big  winners for the evening.  They were chosen from the 95 nominees competing in 17 categories including  the media, culture, business and sports. …

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Tribute to the Divas

Awards, music and fashion flavored the evening Contact Staff The packed hall in the main Ballroom at 6767 Cote-des-Neiges Road, in the Cote des Neiges/NDG Borough On Sunday, March 5, was a-buzz with the power of the event as Playmas Montreal Cultural Association celebrated women around the world with “A Taste of Tea and All That Jazz,” paying tribute to seven outstanding women of song and stage for their achievements and contributions to the cultural landscape of Quebec and Canada. The event was made even more special because it was designated an official event of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations. Russell …

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