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Island Soul festival to heat up Harbourfront Centre

JAH9
By Admin 27.07.2016

This holiday weekend, Harbourfront Centre’s annual Island Soul festival will provide fun and entertainment for the entire family. This year’s festival, themed “Turn up the Heat”, will focus on a renaissance of Caribbean culture and traditions. Arts in the Caribbean …

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IRIE Music Festival returns to Nathan Phillips Square

STEELE
By Admin 27.07.2016

After a taking a one-year break due to the Pan Am Games, the TD Irie Music Festival is returning to Nathan Phillips Square. Showcasing some of today’s top reggae music acts, the IRIE Music Festival offers several on-site attractions and …

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Connector ‘dressed’ for success at calypso finals

Connector (Joel Davis) in costume as Macomere Cee Cee.
By Admin 27.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Entering last Sunday’s Organization of Calypso Performing Artists (OCPA) competition, just four calypsonians – Redman (1), Dennis James (3), Structure (5) and Macomere Fifi (6) – had lifted the coveted monarch title since 2001. You could add …

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Youngsters play mas’ at Junior Carnival

Jada Morton of Fantasia
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR With their dazzling costumes and youthful exuberance, hundreds of young people took to the streets last Saturday to play mas’ in this year’s Junior Carnival in Malvern. “It’s great to see the kids so beautifully decorated and …

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Carnival Boat Ride

By Admin 20.07.2016

One of the more popular events during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival is the “boat ride”, an exciting and entertaining hours-long party on a ship sailing in the Toronto harbour. With the sound of calypso and soca music filling the warm …

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CTFF names finalists for incubator program

Leandra Grant (left), Rachel Osbourne and Christopher Hutchinson
By Admin 13.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Rachel Osbourne and Leandra Grant met at Seneca College almost six years ago while pursuing broadcast journalism studies. Remaining friends over the years, they merged their creative talents to produce “West Bay”, a marine life series that …

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JAMBANA One World Festival to provide fun for entire family

GLEN WASHINGTON
By Admin 06.07.2016

The JAMBANA One World Festival has become a must-attend event on the GTA summer calendar. Designed around the Village experience, JAMBANA offers world-class entertainment, engaging activities for children, business opportunities in the Travel and Trade Village, information on living well …

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Marcia Brown’s hit play, I Need to Know My Father is back!

Cast of I Need to Know my Father
By Admin 15.06.2016

After premiering in June, 2011, little did Marcia Brown, founder and artistic director of Marcia Brown Productions (MBP) know that five years later, I Need to Know My Father (written and directed by Brown) would still be running and in …

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Student chosen for role in Marcia Brown’s latest play

Amanda Campbell
By Admin 01.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR Playwright Marcia Brown was approaching panic mode when an actress slated to take on the lead role in an upcoming play pulled out because of another engagement. With Rochelle Robinson unable to perform on both nights, and …

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