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9 hours ago Kick-off the exciting extended weekend celebration of The Grace Jerk Food & Music Festival 2019, aboard the exquisite double-decker, River Gambler. Meet N’ Greet R&B giant Ginuwine, Reggae legend Freddie McGregor & Reggae sensation Dexta Daps between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM. The cruise sets sail on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Dine and dance the night away under the starry skies, watch the sunset on Toronto’s harbour, and take in the sights and sounds of the city’s waterfront and breathtaking skyline.
Sailing at 8:45 PM sharp from 333 Lakeshore Blvd, East, Pier 31, downtown Toronto. This three (3) hour cruise will circle the stunning Toronto harbour.
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3 days ago Find Me Where The Love Is: This summer, we bring you a new daytime party experience. From the creative minds of Mr. Akil D and R. Chung, we present to you, LuvStruck, four-part music, and art affair.
Dance to the vibes of Toronto's finest live band The DNA Project, inside the eccentric Super Wonder Gallery, a versatile, raw, and open space. Embrace that feeling of something special and enjoy a new daytime experience.
3 days ago “Lovell created a unique space where we could laugh with and ponder the experiences of Black women at various points in their careers, finding ourselves in their stories no matter our particular vocation.”
@beequammie reviews Lana Lovell’s stage play, Elbow Room, a twist on the Blaxpoitation classic, Cleopatra Jones.
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4 days ago We are shattered by the news of Hodan Nalayeh’s death in Somalia. Founder of Integration TV, Hodan established the first diaspora English online TV program covering life of Somalis in the diaspora and in Somalia. She was a mother of two young boys, had recently moved back to Somalia, re-married and was several months pregnant when she was killed Thursday, alongside her husband and other victims while staying at Hotel Asasey in Kismayo. It’s reported the attack involved a car bombing and gunfire, and has been claimed by Al-Shabaab.
Hodan was a friend of the ByBlacks.com team, and a true inspiration to millions around the world, whether she reached them in person or via social media. She used her journalism to shine a light on the beauty of the country she so adored. “Our stories that are not just about suffering are valid and should be told more often,” she once said. “We are more than our pain. We are living and thriving.”
Rest in power sister.
5 days ago Carabram is Canada’s second oldest cultural festival held July 12, 13, 14 at five venues across the city.
We are fortunate to live in a diverse country such as Canada and Carabram allows visitors to celebrate not only their own culture but also experience, appreciate and learn about other cultures that contribute to the diverse makeup of the Greater Toronto Area. Pavilions are conveniently located throughout the city and passports are available online at www.carabram.org
5 days ago What’s a better way to celebrate the best summer Toronto has seen in over a decade than with The Annual Jerk festival; from August 9-11th at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. Jerk fest celebrates renowned jerk cuisine, pulsating music, family-friendly entertainment, and good vibes all around. This year’s annual Jerk Fest will feature performances by:
• Jeffrey Osborne
• Freddie McGregor and
• Dexter Daps
Come for the Food and Stay for the Fun!!!
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1 week ago THE ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IS NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST 4-DAY CARIBBEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL TO-DATE. This fantastic festival will showcase some of the biggest names in the Reggae, Dance Hall and Soca music industry all while promoting and contributing to the economic growth of the city and local business. The festival runs from August 30th – September 2nd, 2019 at the beautiful Downsview Park.⠀
To purchase tickets before the early bird tickets are sold out, click the link in the bio.⠀
THE ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IS TO BE HEADLINED BY:⠀
SHABBA RANKS – SIZZLA – KES THE BAND (with full band) – BUNJI GARLIN – COCOA TEA – NESSA PREPPY – SPRAGGA BENZ – BABY CHAM – AGENT SASCO – MR. KILLA – PATRICE ROBERTS – FYAN LIONS⠀