It’s about that time of year again, Honey Jam auditions are in full swing.
Award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster and blogger Dalton Higgins’ sixth book Rap N' Roll: Pop Culture, Darkly Stated, a collection of pop culture essays, launches on December 4th at A Different Booklist bookstore located in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood.
Jamaican gospel singer Carlene Davis is enjoying a milestone in her 40-year musical career.
Waleed Abdulhamid is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film-maker. He was born in Sudan and began performing at the age of 6. Abdulhamid who teaches at Humber College has toured Egypt, Syria, Kuwait and Emirate, and is known for incorporating traditional rhythms into popular music from Sudan.
In 1999 Toronto lacked something so important in its music scene; recognition. When Ian Espinet and his friends went out partying many of the DJ’s forgot to pay homage to the older artists in the game. There was an overabundance of new music but little of the old. “It was as if the DJ’s caught Amnesia,” he says.
Jordon Manswell wasn’t nervous at all when he got on stage at the 2014 Battle of the Beat Makers Contest.
When Jay Z and Beyoncé (The Carters) announced their ‘On the Run 2014 Tour’