Checked out the start of the Beaches International Jazz Festival and the StreetFest yesterday. And what a great start it was as we were met at the gate by Samba Squad and their delicious rhythms that I just had to move to. We also took in the music of DrumHand and a lovely dancer, The Soul Motivators, the Downtown Jazz Band and more. Great fun and GREAT music! I might have to return for a 2nd round!
Luminato! Sadly, we didn’t get out to see as many performances this year as compared to last. For some reason the timing, the weather, just didn’t cooperate. But I can say, the one performance we did make, was pretty awesome. They are a group from New Orleans called ‘The Soul Rebels’ and they turned it up! Me and my friend danced and danced and danced! They played/covered a wide variety of songs in their style “New Orleans Funky Brass with […]
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This was a busy weekend filled with editing and gym going and photos shoots and poetry slams. It’s after midnight and I should be asleep… but just wanted to throw up the pics I took tonight at the Roots Lounge Open Mic & Poetry Slam hosted at Toronto’s Harlem restaurant. To go with the yummy avocado salad I had, was some inspiring poetry and spoken word buy some of Toronto’s talented souls. ap
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I attended my 2nd spoken word event this weekend. Another event put on by Dwayne Morgan and Up From the Roots. This was hosted at Harlem on Richmond, a quick walk just east of Yonge and Queen. Loved the atmosphere of Harlem and look forward to going back for the dinner & live music they offer on weekends. The image below was the only one I was able to capture. Why? Because we did not arrive early enough to get […]
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Last Friday evening I attended, ‘An Evening with Dwayne Morgan’. This was a book launch held at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre for Dwayne Morgan’s latest book, “Everyday Excellence”. This event was also part of Harbourfront’s Kuumba festival; a kick off to Black History month. We were treated to some readings by Dwayne, an intermission where I had the chance to purchase & have a signed, my copy of the book and then some beautiful live music to end off the evening. […]
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After seeing tonight’s spoken word concert, I feel like I’m a sister (I am) and that I need to speak now (…….) Very inspiring words from all the ladies that presented tonight at the 13th Annual ‘When Sisters Speak’ Spoken Word Concert, which was held at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. I will definitely be checking this out again next year and in the mean time will look for other spoken word & other events put on by […]
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Some photos I captured during the Nzirambi Photo Exhibition fundraising event for the children of the Orphanage. It was hosted at Pikto in Toronto’s Distillery District. Visit here >>> Nzirambi Education Fund and here African Walk About to find out more information and to donate. The beautiful black and white portraits of the children of the orphanage, are by Toronto Photographer Brian Pieters.