Black History Month- So little time So much to see and do

By Stephen Weir

The problem with Black History month? It is only 28-days long, and as Torontonians know, there are 40-days’ worth of quality events crammed into the month.

Caribbean Camera doesn’t like to play favourites but here are three BHM events that feature artists and performers who often contribute to this weekly newspaper:

Roger Gibbs and Chris Wilson of Shak Shak
Henry (King Cosmos) Gomez

Black History Month event at the Harriet Tubman Institute (1)

Calypso as Music of Resistance – presented by Henry “King Cosmos” Gomez  and Roger “Rajiman” Giggs

York University, 314 York Lanes, 2.30 – 400pm Thursday, February 16th

This Free event is in collaboration with the Organization of Calypso Performing Artists.




Keith Pascal

Can’t make Carnival this Black History? Not to worry, sang the Toronto Calypsonian. Head to the Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto (2)

30 Carlton St. (Yonge & College) Dance and chip to Calypso and Caribbean Acoustic rhythms and songs with Shak Shak and special guest Keith Pascall

7.30 pm Friday February 17th



Steve Weir and Anthony Berot

Perspective Art Exhibition by father, sister and daughter (3)

Caribbean Carnival photographer Anthony Berot, his daughter, illustrator Marley Berot and his sister, painter and sculptor Rosslyn Berot-Burns at the BCC. 

At Blackhurst Cultural Centre, 777 Bathurst St. Toronto, February 23rd, all day, no charge.

Blackhurst Cultural Centre (BCC) is a non-profit hub and destination that provides opportunities to experience the rich culture and history of Canadians of African and Caribbean ancestry. Come to the Free Open House to learn about these proud stories using literature, music, drama, dance, and visual arts.


Art Exhibition