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IRIE Festival celebrates Toronto reggae pioneers

Ritchie Spice
By Admin 07.08.2014

Some of Toronto’s top musicians were among a Who’s Who of reggae pioneers honoured on stage at the 12th annual IRIE Music Festival last weekend at Nathan Phillips Square.

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Toronto’s reggae elite to perform at IRIE Music Festival

ALLISON HINDS
By Admin 30.07.2014

One of the most exciting events about the upcoming long weekend is the annual TD IRIE Music Festival, a celebration of African-Canadian culture.   The event features music, dance, spoken word, literature, art, food and drink from the Caribbean and …

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Macomere Fifi wins Calypso Monarch final

Macomere Fifi
By Admin 30.07.2014

Macomere Fifi has done it again.   Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods), who won the Organization of Calypso Artists Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch final in 2013, successfully defended her crown at this year`s final last Saturday.   Fifi defeated eight contestants …

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Susan G. and Macomere Fifi among Calpyso Monarch finalists

Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods)
By Admin 23.07.2014

After a three-year hiatus, Susan G. (Susan Grogan) is ecstatic to be back in the Calypso Monarch final.   She and reigning champion Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods) are the only females among nine contestants competing for the coveted title …

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New director for Caribbean Tales Film Festival

Frances-Anne Solomon
By Admin 16.07.2014

A new director and plans for this year’s Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) were unveiled at a press conference at the Trinidad & Tobago consulate last week.   Monarch Park Collegiate Institute and University of Windsor graduate Malinda Francis, the …

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Renowned calypsonians taking a break from competition

Dennis James
By Admin 16.07.2014

Some familiar faces are missing from this year’s Kaiso 365 calypso monarch final.   Structure (Bryan Thornhill), Redman (Michael Thomas) and Dennis James, who have combined to win nine titles since 2000, are not in the line-up for the Organization …

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Reunited Messenjah to perform at Beaches Jazz Festival

Messenjah
By Admin 10.07.2014

By TOM GODFREY   One of Canada’s most successful reggae bands, Messenjah, is back together and plans to open the doors for other reggae acts in Toronto.   The Juno Award winning band had five hits during its heyday from …

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JAMBANA One World festival to feature fun for entire family

Marcia Griffiths
By Admin 10.07.2014

The legends of reggae and calypso are coming to the JAMBANA One World festival this year.   The family-friendly festival has been expanded to two days with an all-star lineup of entertainers highlighting the “One World” concept. On day one …

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