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Monthly Archive

2005

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Music
Staff Writer

Massari talks to AfroToronto.com

It takes a total of 30 minutes for Massari to tear himself away from his fans after he gets off stage at the TD Centre in Toronto. And as soon as you meet him you know why. There’s a do read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Homesick in 'tha Dirty South

It seems to be an ongoing trend these days: Americans moving to Canada and Canadians moving to the U.S. After being in Atlanta for almost two years, I naively didn’t think I would ever read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Afrofest and the Molson Indy: A clash of cultures?

By 3:30 on a summer Friday, the only thing on my mind is getting the hell out of the office. Sure, I am glad for the heavy-duty air conditioning that at times seems so cloying that you f read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Feelin' the vibe: An interview with Eddie Bullen

  Think back to the Club Med commercial. White sandy beaches, blue Caribbean skies, vocalist in the background singing Hands Up, baby hands up! Meet the man behind the song. Cool, a read more..

Music
Meres J. Weche

No Phantom at the Opera House: Femi Kuti brings the Afrobeat buzz to Toronto

The Opera House theatre on Queen Street East was host last night to a three-hour long feast of funk, african rhythms and jazz. Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Femi Anikulapo Kuti, was welcomed read more..

Books
Staff Writer

Who does she think she is?

An Interview with best selling author Benilde Little by Pamella Bailey Benilde Little is the author of the bestselling novel Good Hair. Little’s follow-up novel, The Itch, was publishe... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

LUTHER VANDROSS: The Voice has left the building

I last saw him on stage at the Hummingbird Centre rousing the crowd as he did so well all through his life. None of us in the audience that night thought of that voice being silenced forever. read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Forget the N-Word – Watch Out For the U-Word!

A Review of the Toronto Urban Film Seminar What is the definition of urban? Urban is a description that can circumscribe many ideals: It can describe a geographical location in a city,... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The underdog's on top

“Hate it or love it the underdog’s on top. I’m gonna shine homie until my heart stops. Yeah envy me, I’m Rap’s MVP. I ain’t going nowhere so you should get to know me,” that’s what he said in read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Ba Cissoko: The modern griot

The sound on the other end of the line is similar to the flamenco notes you’d hear at the Lula Lounge if you happened to be there on a night when a good Spanish or South American band was playing. “T... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Making waves

Interview with Wondwossen Dikran, director of Journey to Lasta, produced by Reel Image Pictures. Journey to Last was brought to Toronto by AfroSonic Entertainment. >> Wondwossen Di... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

LIVE 8: The long walk to injustice

Note: (June 30th 2005): Somali-Canadian rapper K''naan, DMC (of Run-DMC) and the African Guitar Summit crew have joined the lineup of artists for Live 8 in Barrie in July 2nd. Well, here we g... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The problem with aid

(Written March 23, 2002) -- originally published in The World Ages Archives When I watched speeches on TV as a child, our president always blamed the economic difficulties on my native country of Cam read more..

Music
Meres J. Weche

Toronto vibes to reggae greats last night

Toronto was a buzz yesterday. Under a glorious summer sun, the crowds were everywhere. Of course, it was Pride week-end. Thousands of people filled the streets but also the ACC for anoth read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O.: Or the Adventures of a Single Black Man in Search of a Date

As many of you might already know, Nubian Connections, Toronto's premiere black speed dating company, is holding another speed dating event next Tuesday night (June 28th) at the Tides Lo read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Precious Doe: Who gets press and who does not?

Every spring, there seems to be an uncomfortable rise in reports of missing women and children. As people leave the warm comfort of their dwellings and venture outside to enjoy the warm, read more..

Music
Staff Writer

The king is free, long live the king

So Michael Jackson is a free man... I have to say I am a bit surprised by this verdict. Not so much because of the acquittal, but because of the acquittal on all counts. I always thought he would be ... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The day the music lived

" ... and the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast, the day the music, died." Who hasn't heard this cult classic song by Don McLean, read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Queensbridge Comes to Toronto @ NXNE Fest

So who is Tragedy Khadafi ? That was the question hovering in the back of my mind as I sat down at the Royal Cinema for the feature film Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge . As the theatre slowly bega... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Chasing Tara

AfroToronto.com's Eloi Minka talks to Toronto Emcee Tara Chase We’re sitting at “Not Just Desserts” on Yonge Street, north of Sheppard. A slow beat in the restaurant makes me nod my head slow... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Jill Scott presents beautifully human moments, minutes and hours

Jill Scott has said that she began as a poet and will die as such. As hard as she may try to present herself as a poet, she is still widely known as a multi-platinum selling artist and g read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Just breathe

At what point during the day do you take a moment for yourself?  This question was posed by Dr. Gloria Fiati, psychologist and university professor, at a Stress Management Workshop. Between jug read more..

Music
Meres J. Weche

K'naan drops the Science and the Beats at the NXNE Fest

As I walked into the steamy basement of the Drake Hotel in funky Parkdale, I wasn't sure what to expect from an artist that I had heard so much about but still had yet to see in action. read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Getting kinky with Trey

AfroToronto.com's Eloi Minka and Stacey Holder meet Da Kink in My Hair author Trey Anthony Her face exudes happiness and contentment as she reclines against the cushions of her lime-green sofa.... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Black people have some issues

Now brothers and sisters, when we were born, we were all brought into this miserable world with a head full of kinky hair. Some is more curly or straight than others and that is a given, read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

One wacky, wild week

So let us start of with the ongoing saga of Mr. Michael Jackson. In Saturday’s Toronto Star (June 4, 2005), Ashante Infantry (who might just be the only black reporter on the Star’s staf read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

No stopping Mandiela

AfroToronto.com columnist Pamella Bailey meets with Two Can Play's director ahdri zhina mandiela Ahdri zhina mandiela Ahdri zhina mandiela, is a multi talented Jamaican born sistah... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Two can play

Written by Trevor Rhone, Directed by ahdri zhina mandiela - Presented by Obsidian Theatre Company The cast: Karen Robinson & Malcolm Xerxes Two Can Play is a Caribbean comedy s... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Introduction to Black Rock - Pt.1

This past April, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Seattle to present a paper on black women in Heavy Metal at the EMP Pop Music Conference. The paper focused on the trials and tribulations... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Bathing Suit 911

Now that warmer weather is finally here, we can bring out our sexy sandals, carefree dresses, mini skirts, and oh…the dreaded bathing suit.  Maintaining good eating habits can keep us fitting i read more..

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