Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Maracas Beach"

This made me smile.......

8th Annual Autumn Leaves on Steel....November 5, 2011

Have you been listening.....G98.7 is on the air!!!

So ever since I stopped listening to FLOW (ahem....BOYCOTT), I've been listening to CHUM FM all the while anxiously awaiting the on-air arrival of 98.7 FM.  Well that day is finally here...... 

Check out their PRESS RELEASE:

If you don't have time to read the entire thing here are the key points:
  • CARN is now offficially G 98.7 FM (CKFG-FM)
  • The format will be a mix of R&B, Soul, Reggae, Soca, Hip Hop, Worldbeat, Gospel, and Smooth Jazz
  • The station is currently in a music only format in order to fulfill the required signal frequency testing process (mandated by Industry Canada)
  • Full programming, including the addition of  on-air announcers, station promotions, commercials, and a robust news & talk format will commence in November.
  • Founder, President, CEO, Station Manager - Fitzroy Gordon
  • Program Director - Wayne Williams
  • Music Director - Roger Dey
  • Director of News & Community Programs - Jai Ojah-Maharaj
  • Production Manager Andrew Craig
  • Director of Administration - Joan Pierre  


Monday, October 3, 2011

Dance Caribe Performing Company presents FOLKLORE LEGENDS OF THE CARIBBEAN: ANANSI STORY

In celebration of their 23rd anniversary, Dance Caribe Performing Company will be staging their exciting world class premiere theatrical stage performance; a Caribbean dance theatre production, FOLKLORE LEGENDS OF THE CARIBBEAN “ANANSI STORY.” The production will be presented in 3 shows on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th, 2011 at 8pm and a matinee performance on Sunday November 13th at 3:30pm.
Director/Choreographer and Harry Jerome Award recipient Martin Scott-Pascall, along side Dance Caribe, promises to showcase a mélange of dance styles unique to the Caribbean, performed in traditional & contemporary styling, while also uniting African, French, as well as West Indian heritage ranging from Caribbean folk characters, Creole to African and into the beat of the Drums of the Afro-Caribbean Cultures. Memorable dance presentations will include some of the best Caribbean & Canadian artisans in the field of choreography, costumes and music.
FOLKLORE LEGENDS OF THE CARIBBEAN “ANANSI STORY” will be staged in two repertoire & two suites sessions and one full-length ballet presentation:
REPERTOIRE I – DANCE BELLE – {BEL AIR}; an elegant folk dance celebrating the mixed richness of French Creole and African culture.
SUITE I - COMME CI COMME CA; a collection of Mixed Caribbean Folk & Afro-Caribbean Dances
REPERTOIRE II - TROPICAL TAPESTRY; while tapestry is a form of textile art traditionally woven on a vertical loom; it can also be woven on a floor loom. Composed of two sets of interlaced threads, Tropical Tapestry is a colorful spectacular modern contemporary piece denoting the beauty, richness and the spirit of the carnival masquerade.
SUITE II - SARACA, “Nation Dance”; a repertoire of African Dances, a thanksgiving offered to the ancestor.
FULL-LENGTH BALLET {with many acts}: - The World premiere “THE STORY OF ANANSI”; Folklore Storyteller: represented by a very small but spindly black spider. A collection based on our legendary folk characters, dramatic yet humorous.
A stellar cast of performers will include:DCPC’s talented core dancers; USA Guest Dancer Richard Lewis; Drumming Director Roger Pascall & Trinidad & Tobago Frontline Drumming Company; Toronto’s Extraordinary Steel Pannist, Earl La Pierre Jr.; Montreal/Toronto Folk & Calypso Singer Hamilton Alexander aka the Web; and Guest Choreographer Andrea Douglas-Phillips. Some of the most elaborate and creative costumes will come from Trinidadian/Canadian International fashion designers Bobby and Sally Ackbarali, as well as Toronto Caribana Festival’s designers Martin Scott-Pascall and Debbie Minott.
DCPC has enjoyed the support of local audiences for all of their major productions and promises to deliver the exciting performances that local audiences have come to know love and expect from Dance Caribe Performing Company.
Tickets for all 3 performances are $35.00 before October 31st; $45.00 after. For more information, and/or to book tickets, please contact Dance Caribe Performing Company at 416-292-4103/647-855-8706 and 416-525-6630 or online at 
Support the growth of the Caribbean, your community, and cultureFOLKLORE LEGENDS OF THE CARIBBEAN “ANANSI STORY”

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