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Celebrate The Holiday Season With The Soweto Gospel Choir

Celebrate The Holiday Season With The Soweto Gospel Choir

A perennial favourite — described by JazzTimes Montreal in 2013 as “….nothing less than an international treasure; you simply can’t fake the type of joy that the singers pour into the music” — the Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Toronto; ...

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Simone Denny: Dance Music Diva Comes Into Her Own

Simone Denny: Dance Music Diva Comes Into Her Own

By Mykella Van Cooten PRIDE Contributing Writer   As her new solo effort was being released, Simone Denny stopped for a few minutes to chat with Pride News Magazine. The Canadian singer of Guyanese parentage, who played Mama in the ...

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Carlene Davis: A ‘Visionary’ Beyond Music

Carlene Davis: A ‘Visionary’ Beyond Music

By Beverly Browne PRIDE Contributing Writer While many people have appreciated the music of Carlene Davis over the years, some might not know that she’s an enterprising businesswoman. Working closely with her husband-manager Tommy Cowan.  The pair could be described as ...

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AKOMA: The Journey Of An Immigrant Told Through Dance

AKOMA: The Journey Of An Immigrant Told Through Dance

Toronto, Ontario – Dance theater production, AKOMA, will make its highly anticipated Toronto premiere at the Betty Oliphant Theatre on October 30. Choreographed, written and directed by critically acclaimed dancer, Esie Mensah, AKOMA: The Journey Into The Heart of Africa ...

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New Novel Juxtaposes ‘Murder And Love’

New Novel Juxtaposes ‘Murder And Love’

Photo above: Rowley Jeffrey (right) after autographing a copy of his book for visiting Grenadian George Robinson, a former national track athlete. Photo by Lincoln Depradine. By Lincoln Depradine PRIDE Contributing Writer The seeds were planted many years ago, miles away ...

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Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

Photo above: Gloria Simms plays the lead role as Queen Nanny. Photo courtesy of Roy Anderson. A Runaway History Of A Revered Jamaican Hero By Kirk Moss PRIDE Film Reviewer Deep in the thorny, mountainous and gully-side history of Jamaican society, in ...

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Dahlia Harris Plays Lead Role In “A Gift For Mom”

Dahlia Harris Plays Lead Role In “A Gift For Mom”

By Michael Van Cooten PRIDE Publisher and Editor For over two decades, Jamaicans have grown accustomed to seeing Dahlia Harris on national television as an evening-time sports presenter, a morning show host, and numerous other spots in between. She is ...

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