Christmas Classic has big talent lineup

Toronto is about to be set on fire by a compilation of artists all mixed by ace promoter Curtis Eustace in a Christmas Classic. Parang/Soca Queen Marcia Miranda and the boss, Sugar Aloes, will perform alongside one of the top pannists, Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore and comedian from Trinidad Tommy Joseph. With true Jamaican comedy from […]

Oh! What a Wonder-ful night!

Oh! What a Wonder-ful night!

By Dave Douglas Entertainment Editor Songs in the Key of Life is about life itself in all its aspects and on Nov. 25 at the Air Canada Centre, Stevland Hardaway Judkins, aka Stevie Wonder, took us on a musical journey of jubilation, introspection and even sadness. This was part of an 11 U.S. city tour […]

Building community with parang music

Building community with parang music

By Dave Douglas ​“If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain.” So Last Sunday, Joan Alexander and the Trinidad and Tobago Heritage Group took the advice of the old proverb. They brought the tradition and culture of the Afro/Hispanic parang music of Trinidad & Tobago under one roof at […]

It's parang time again in TO

It's parang time again in TO

For Caribbean people – especially Trinis – Christmas is not Christmas without the sweet sounds of parang music. So last Sunday, Los Amigos held the first major parang show for the season in Toronto. And Oh, what a Night! Hundreds of parang lovers made their way to Rembrandt Banquet Hall in Scarborough to spree and […]

All about dem Apple(by)s

All about dem Apple(by)s

We all have heard the adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Where it came from and who came up with it is not clear. Some say its origins were created in folklore, during the time Isaac Newton discovered the theory of gravity by watching an apple fall from a tree. Regardless of […]

There is life after elections

By Michael Lashley Questions: What do you live for? Who do you live for? Why do you talk so much about how you “tief de people and dem mangoes”? Why do you spend so much time on public policy issues? Do you realize how much time you spend talking and writing about politics? Do you […]

TD returns as title sponsor for Irie Music festival

With an average of 100,000 festival goers and growing, TD Bank is back as title sponsor of the Toronto and Mississauga IRIE Music Festival celebrations, extending the successful relationship for a seventh straight year. TD IRIE Music Festival returns to Mississauga’s Celebration Square on Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2013 culminating with the […]