Black Panther’s Letitia Michelle Wright invited to visit Guyana homeland

Black Panther’s Letitia Michelle Wright invited to visit Guyana homeland

Guyana President Irfaan Ali sends letter of invitation Black Panther actress, Letitia Michelle Wright, aka Princess Shuri, is being invited to visit the country of her birth by the CARICOM South America nation’s head of state. Guyana President Irfaan Ali has written to Wright, who was born in Guyana but migrated to the UK at […]

36 dancers from African visit Toronto to perform Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

36 dancers from African visit Toronto to perform Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

By Stephen Weir African dancer Shelly Tetely Ohene-Nyako and 35 other dancers from 14 African countries are in the middle of an around-the-world tour which brings them all to Toronto this weekend. She told the Caribbean Camera yesterday that European and North American audiences who have already caught their Rite of Spring performance were so […]

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

  Yes, it’s over. The theatre is empty. The screen is black. The annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) has gone dark for the 17th time … sort of. Late last week the venerable CTFF announced the winning films in its 2-week downtown Toronto movie fete. And while there were no big surprises in the […]

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

By Stephen Weir The Slaight Family Foundation announced a $15-million donation to be spread among 22 Canadian theatre companies that continue to be affected by the pandemic. The money is to be used over the next two years for theatre production and marketing by those receiving this infusion of cash. One of the theatres that […]

Toronto actor Tony Ofori nominated for the 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Toronto actor Tony Ofori nominated for the 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

By Lincoln DePradine A 32-year-old Toronto actor, Tony Ofori, is among the nominees for the 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Ofori’s nomination is for outstanding performance in a leading role for Soulpepper Theatre Company’s production of American playwright Dominique Morisseau’s play, “Pipeline’’. The Dora Mavor Moore Award is presented annually by the Toronto Alliance for […]

Rhoma Spencer nominated for a Dora award

Rhoma Spencer nominated for a Dora award

By Stephen Weir The annual Dora Mavor Moore Award is the oldest and largest grouping of prizes honouring the very best in theatre, dance, and opera in Toronto. This year, the 42nd for the Awards, there are 46 different award categories up for grabs! The late Dora Mavor Moore was born in Scotland in 1888 […]

Major Caribbean storytellers slated for 4th Annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival 

Major Caribbean storytellers slated for 4th Annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival 

  The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival will have legendary literary talent like  Adrian Augier, Urayoan Noel, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor on its cast this year. As a showcase for Caribbean literature in the diaspora, the organization which comprises Caribbean-born expatriates, welcomes the opportunity to create a platform upon which lovers of Caribbean literature may […]

Original documentary “BLACK ICE” to premier at TIFF in September

Original documentary “BLACK ICE” to premier at TIFF in September

BLACK ICE, the full length film will make its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. This new sponsorship is part of Scotiabank’s hockey for all initiative, focused on promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the game. The film will explore the journey of Black hockey players from the creation of The […]

The Porter, Canada’s largest Black-led TV series is starts February 21 

The Porter, Canada’s largest Black-led TV series is starts February 21 

By By Stephen Weir There was no better day for the CBC to sit down and talk to Caribbean Camera about their new TV series The Porter than last Tuesday – the start of Black History Month in Canada. When the new Series goes to air on February 21 The Porter will have the distinction […]

November 1st declared National Authors Day in Tobago

November 1st declared National Authors Day in Tobago

The Tobago Writers Guild (TWG) has contributed to Tobago’s literary landscape and to the growth of Tobagonian literature from its inception in 2006, to its incorporation in 2010 to present day and in honour of Authors Day, which is widely recognized on November 1, the Guild has declared the date as National Authors Day, which […]