17 Oct 2018

New Dance Work Explores The Painful Effects Of Shadeism

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Esie Mensah has been recognized as a woman to watch. She has developed her own version of Afro Fusion choreography that has led her to work with music industry icons, teach across Toronto, and work with companies like Soulpepper and the Shaw Festival.

17 Oct 2018

"Everything They Told Us To Avoid - We're Celebrating Those Things Now"

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Starlight, Dark Night A Universal Ball is one of Toronto’s major balls of the year. Just in time for Halloween, the sci-fi fantasy themed ball took place at the 519 on Saturday night.

11 Oct 2018

This Six Minute Film Gave Me All The Feels!

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There may be slight variances in new film Maternal, but this is a tale as old as time.

17 Sep 2018

The Incursion Explores One Of The Deadliest Events In Jamaican History

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For her first film, emerging documentary filmmaker Sasha-Gay Lewis chose one of the most tumultuous moments in recent Jamaican history as her subject: The Tivoli Incursion. It is an official selection of this year’s staging of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto.

19 Aug 2018

IN PICTURES: Reggae Phenom Chronixx Gives Free Concert In Toronto

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Born Jamar McNaughton, Chronixx, whose music has been branded as "reggae revival", is Jamaica’s most-buzzed-about new artist right now.

18 Aug 2018

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' -- A Deadly Serious Comedy

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Actors Laura Harrier and John David Washington humorously and believably drive home the film’s strong racial irony/Universal Pictures

17 Aug 2018

Africa All Star Music Fest Puts Spotlight On Female Artists

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The Africa All Star Music Fest is back. The 2nd annual press conference which took place Thursday at the Westin Prince Hotel showcased a slew of heavy hitting African artists.

04 Aug 2018

"Sci-fi Soul" Artist Zaki Ibrahim Announces First Headlining Tour

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Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim has unveiled the details of her first headlining "Cutloose" tour in support of her critically-acclaimed 2018 album The Secret Life of Planets.

02 Aug 2018

Second Jen Star Keeps Family Roots Alive Through New Show

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My dad came to Canada from Jamaica when he was 17 years old. Everything was new and interesting to him, and he made friends quickly because he is extremely personable (a trait that rubbed off on his kids).

17 Jul 2018

Virginia Woolf's gender-bending Orlando Played By A Black Woman For The First Time

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Virginia Woolf's feminist classic Orlando tells the story of an English poet who transitions from a man to a woman, transcending time, place and gender. Spanning 300 years, Orlando negotiates the roles and behaviour expected relative to gender and relationships in each Century.

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