Monthly Archives: February 2011

HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: DIANA BRAITHWAITE SINGS AT SILVER DOLLAR ROOM

Diana Braithwaite is a Toronto based Blues singer/songwriter and Black History educator.   Braithwaite has won multiple awards for her albums and songwriting.   Enjoy a short piece of a recent performance of Braithwaite’s at Toronto’s Silver Dollar Room (January … Continue reading

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HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: INTERVIEW WITH BLUES SINGER DIANA BRAITHWAITE

Diana Braithwaite is an award winning Blues singer and songwriter whose ancestry traces back to the Underground Railroad. Not only a musician, Braithwaite educates youth about Black History and the Underground Railraod via workshops that include the Blues. Braithwaite brings … Continue reading

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HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2011: NIGHT BIRD BLUES

Night Bird Blues By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Braithwaite and Whiteley’s new CD is appropriately named Night Bird Blues as Braithwaite’s voice soars on every track.  Pulling her listeners in, keeping them, and then letting them fly away in between songs … Continue reading

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HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: JAMAL HARVEY RAPS A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE HIM

Jamal Harvery is poet, rapper, and improv actor.  Winning awards for his dedication to helping youth, Harvey is now living in the big city pursuing his artistic dreams. Writing the rap in the video below for those who came before … Continue reading

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HONOURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: AN INTERVIEW WITH BLACK POET KAIE KELLOUGH

Kaie Kellough has been based in montréal since 1998.  He is a bilingual author, editor, educator, & general word-sound systemizer. His bop-inflected vox & text syncopate canada’s solitudes. kaie has dubbed & inked his way from coast to coast, B.C  to … Continue reading

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