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Amanda Parris: A Star is Born
7 months ago

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born

When Amanda Parris first started as host of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s “Exhibitionists”, it was like starting from the bottom all over again. She’d spent a decade building up her …
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5 Albums You Must Hear
7 months ago

5 Albums You Must Hear

The music world lost a lot of legends in 2016 including Prince, Phife Dawg and George Michael, just to name a few. For many, 2017 couldn’t get here fast enough, …
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Akon: Generating Good Energy
7 months ago

Akon: Generating Good Energy

“I never really even asked myself that,” says Akon, with a reflective pause. The question is to the point, blunt, probing in its quest to understand the artist’s end goal: …
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Recognizing why music counts
8 months ago

Recognizing why music counts

Toronto-based singer/songwriter Vanessa Lu appears onstage from behind a black curtain. Standing tall and tranquil in an olive bomber jacket and black leggings, she shows no signs of nervousness. The …
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A$AP Ferg: Still Striving
8 months ago

A$AP Ferg: Still Striving

The weather on Canada’s west coast reminds A$AP Ferg of his home city New York. “Today, it’s dreary, it’s rainy outside,” he says over the phone while on a Vancouver …
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Defying genres, generations
9 months ago

Defying genres, generations

The future of music is unpredictable, but at the same time it’s all around us in the present. Within the realm of urban music right now we’re able to uncover …
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Noel Clarke: Representation Matters
9 months ago

Noel Clarke: Representation Matters

For many of us, the last time we saw writer, director and actor Noel Clarke he was garbed in a navy blue hoodie beaten and bloody at the end of …
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The Taint of a Nation
9 months ago

The Taint of a Nation

One of the best and worst things about The Birth of a Nation may be that it’s a highly effective film for the message it wants to tell. The irony …
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The Check It: Streets to Runways
10 months ago

The Check It: Streets to Runways

Letting documentary filmmakers in on some of the most personal and intimate moments of his life did not come easy for Trayvon Warren. He wasn’t sure how it would impact …
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Remembering the Mixtape
10 months ago

Remembering the Mixtape

A hundred cassette cases in grid formation are suspended delicately from nails in the studio of Toronto’s Gallery 918. From afar the tape covers create one image: a young Black …
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