Articles Monthly Archive

2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 12 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Arts
Meres J. Weche

Mary Poppins with a twist: An interview with Thom Allison

Young People's Theatre's holidays production of the Mary Poppins musical, based on the stories penned by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, has broken all YPT sales records in the its 53-year hist... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Djanet Sears on "for colored girls"

Over the past weekend, we learned the sad news of the passing of pioneering playwright, poet and novelist Ntozake Shange. Her landmark choreopoem, “for colored girls who have considered suicide /... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Creating a platform for traditional black dance

"Were there is music, dance always is. It becomes part of the storytelling," said Toronto-based multidimensional performing artist Nicole Brooks, while speaking to AfroToronto.com about the long tradi read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Standing in an Afrofuturistic B-girl stance

Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape -- an Obsidian Theatre production, presented in partnership with Soulpepper Theatre -- written and performed by multidisciplinarian spoken word artist Motion, and ... read more..

Music
AfroToronto.com

Sy Smith: Queen of underground soul

I recently discovered the soothing vocal sounds of Los Angeles-based singer Sy Smith. Known as the “Queen of Underground Soul,” her style is a mix of funk, neo-soul and R&B. She's currently ... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Unearthing the traumas of shadeism

Shadeism, sometimes also called colourism, is an insidious form of discrimination based on skin tone. In the black community it's the cause and result of generational trauma, even within families, cre... read more..

Entertainment
Adele Ambrose

Restoration & AfroChic

Celebrating community as a restorative act So full disclosure though AfroChic has been around for awhile. I had no idea what to expect, but, the buzz about it in Toronto these last few weeks had me c... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Honouring our theatrical classics

An interview with Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, the director of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at Soulpepper Theatre Soulpepper Theatre's currently running production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Botto... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Young, queer, black and free in foreign

An interview with emerging artist daniel jelani ellis about his show speaking of sneaking One of the central characteristics of the immigrant experience is the need to define one's place in a new lan... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

FLOOR’D: Chronicling the legacy of black social dance

An interview with Natasha Powell, artistic director of Holla Jazz As we get ready to observe International Jazz Day on April 30, Natasha Powell, the Toronto-based artistic director of the jazz d... read more..

Books
AfroToronto.com

Ryan O'Neil sprinkles Valentine's magic around downtown Toronto

Artist leaves romantic poems around Toronto in the days leading up to Valentine’s day Lovers of the arts and poetry should be on the lookout for a valentine’s treat sprinkled around the downtown co... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

A chat with Toronto Black Film Festival short film director, Dean Leon Anderson

The Toronto Black Film Festival, running from February 14 to 19, will be showcasing a series of short films as part of its overall program. These captivating cinematic short stories are as much a part... read more..

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