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Month: September, 2012



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2012

TORONTO, ON – With Canadian Indie Week set to take place in Toronto October 10 – 14, Indo-Canadian singer Sanj’na is among an elite group of talent selected to perform at this year’s showcase for emerging international artists.  She will be performing selections such as “You Make Me” and “Sexy” from her 2012 album “Perfectly Unfinished” which features high-energy tracks of house, dance and electro.

Sanj’na who is originally from Dubai has been performing since the age of 8, and moved to Toronto at age 14.  She has been performing regularly at venues throughout the city, and is looking forward to making an impact abroad with her universally appealing dance music.

“I’ve learned that life is a gift, and we need to dance through it.” – Sanj’na on how music influences her life.

 Canadian Indie Week is an event that will showcase 200 bands over 5 nights at more than 16 venues.  With music industry panels, demo listening sessions and 4 a.m. late last call parties, music lovers are encouraged to come and support Sanj’na on Thursday October 11, 2012 at El Mocambo located at 464 Spadina Ave.(upper level).  Doors open at 8 p.m. with Sanj’na set to hit the stage at 10 p.m. For more information about wristbands, passes and individual tickets, visit

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Fresh Arts 20 x Manifesto Summit – Sept. 21, 2012

Day-long conference focused on inspiring and educating youth through

keynote speakers, mentor classes and discussion panels

This year, the Fresh Arts 20 X Manifesto Summit – a day-long conference focused on inspiring and educating youth through keynote speakers, mentor classes and discussion panels – will feature some of hip hop’s most influential artists in North America. Manifesto is also celebrating 20 years of Toronto’s Fresh Arts program, an initiative created to foster up and coming talent, including Toronto’s own, Kardinall Offishall and Saukrates. The Summit is the second day of the Manifesto Festival (Canada’s largest hip hop festival) and will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Ryerson University’s George Vari Engineering Building. The electrifying lineup of key speakers will include Jully Black, Kardinal Offishall, Shad, Solitaire, Rich Kidd and notable American rapper Pharoahe Monch.

The conference will kick-off with a keynote panel titled “Art is Power- A Dialogue on the Transformative Power of Art”, moderated by popular radio host Mark Strong and led by industry leaders Kardinall OffishallPharoahe Monch and poet and educator d’bi Young. Additional panel discussions will include “Toronto Generations, Knowledge is Power, Then & Now: 20 Years of Hip-Hop” and “The Art of Business” will run throughout the day between the hours of 2:45-7:30 p.m.

The Summit’s mentor classes will provide an enlightening learning experience for attendees both young and old. The classes will be held between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. with a second set of classes being held between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The classes will provide perspective on the topics of the Art of Music Production, Spoken Word, Film and Video Direction and the Art of Performance, taught by groundbreaking artists Jully Black, Shad, J-Wyze, Rich Kidd, Cazhhmere, Quentin Vercetty and Solitaire.

This one-of-a-kind experience is part of Manifesto’s goal to bridge the gap between the artists their performances and the messages, stories and motivations behind their expressions. The Fresh Arts 20 x Manifesto Summit plays a key role in integrating a shared experience that not only challenges the status quo from a grassroots perspective, but to also help write the next chapter in hip hop’s discourse through group dialogue.

To sign-up for mentor classes, key note speakers and panel discussions visit the Manifesto Festival’s official website:

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Christopher A. Trotman
Communications Coordinator, Manifesto Community Projects


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Toronto’s Sixth Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture – Sept. 21 to 23, 2012

Toronto’s Sixth Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture

taking place September 21 to 23

Pharoahe Monch performing live with BADBADNOTGOOD headlines this year’s Live at the Square

On Friday September 21, the much anticipated Sixth Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture will kick-off its celebration of arts and community culture featuring our biggest and most exciting line-up of Canadian talent.  Over a jam packed weekend (September 21-23)Manifesto will bring you a diverse array of Canada’s best talent in music, art, dance, food, and fashion.  The festival will launch with the opening of the brand-new Regent Park Arts & Culture Center, featuring artist exhibitions, the Second Annual Floor Awards, local fashion designers and live music performances.

The festival’s second day will bring the Manifesto x Fresh Arts 20th Summit to the Ryerson University Engineering Building.  Speakers such as Kardinal Offishall, d’bi young, Jully Black, Director X, Pharoahe Monch, and Shad will lead the full day of panels and workshops.

The Manifesto festival will then cap off with the much anticipated free outdoor concert Live at the Square, at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square.  This year’s concert will be headlined by the acclaimed lyricist Pharaohe Monch, as well as homegrown talent including BADBADNOTGOOD, Tre Mission, Raz Fresco, D-Sisive, 7 Fires and Skratch Bastid among others.

The Manifesto Festival promises to once again showcase art, culture, and community in a way that is creative, diverse, and will provide a unique experience for the people of Toronto.

Some of this year’s festival highlights include:

Launch Party and Art Show – September 21, 2012
The Manifesto Festival’s opening night will mark the first opportunity for members of the public to take tours of the newly-constructed Regent Park Arts and Culture Centre.  The night will feature artists including Gilda ‘Fiya’ Monreal and Sara Golish, creating pieces in a live art exhibition.  A number of display artists including Longboard Living and Jimmy Chiale will also present their most recent works.  The Launch Party will play host to the Second AnnualFloor Awards, celebrating Toronto’s best b-boy’s and all-stlye dancers.  The night will also showcase culinary creations by Big Norm and the Rhyming Chef as well as the new Manifesto Fall/Winter Clothing Collection.

Fresh Arts 20 x Manifesto Summit – September 22, 2012
The Festival’s second day will be an inspiring array of panel discussions, keynote speakers  and mentor classes.  Notable speakers that will be presenting during the always uplifting So Much Things to Say discussion, including the internationally recognized poet and educator d’bi young, award winning Canadian hip hop artist Shad and the talented New York based hip hop artist Pharoahe Monch.  The day also features Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, andDirector X.

Live at the Square – September 23, 2012
The Manifesto Festival’s Live at the Square has always brought tens of thousands of visitors and this year will once again turn Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square into a music and arts playground.  With an all-day showcase of music, art and culture this FREE event will feature live performances, Last Dancer Standing–a gripping elimination-style dance tournament, a variety of thought-provoking workshops, creative clothing collections from local fashion designers and delicious food from a collection of Toronto’s best restaurants and caterers will round-out one ofToronto’s biggest and most diverse summer festivals.

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Christopher A. Trotman
Communications Coordinator, Manifesto Community Projects

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“I’m Santana” THE MOVIE  


Caribbean Tales 2012 Toronto Film Showcase at the HARBOUR FRONT on SEPT 14 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO,  11th  SEPTEMBER 2012 CARIBBEAN TALES and LEXO TV are proud to announce a local community screening of I AM SANTANA, a new feature film by Roger Alexis that celebrates the diversity of the Caribbean Diaspora.

LEXO will screen in TORONTO at HARBOUR FRONT on 14 SEPTEMBER 2012

To download the press kit and high-resolution images, visit:

About the Film

LEXO is a reflection of a rising movement of puppeteers; LEXO is a Trinidad and Tobago based film production company that primarily creates innovative puppet film shorts that reflect the diversity of the Caribbean Diaspora.  LEXO celebrates the food culture and life styles of the Caribbean people.  LEXO Films starring cutesy puppets are typically light-hearted, good-natured family themed entertainment. Leave it to these West Indian Puppets to bring nothing but excitement to the big screen. Lust, infidelity, and murder-for-hire are just a few of the many vices that peppered the plot of Lexo’s TV’s first movie.

Throughout the film, we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives happening around the country right now.  From the Growing music to the actual everyday slangs and cliché’ the I Am Santana Movie is a sensation.

LEXO tells the stories of real people, connecting audiences not with facts and figures or apocalyptic policy analysis, but with examples of personal initiative and concrete ways to engage in a new style comedy sketch.

The Theme song for the movie is done by none other than 13 year old Canadian artiste Jeronique aka MiMi with her first release Soca Muppet Puppet, Mimi is a child star with powerful overtones, born Mary Lynn of parents with West Indian background mother from Trinidad and father from Jamaica.  MiMi began her career in her early childhood as she has been singing since she was four years old.  Mimi possesses an amazing vocal range, and in this song sings about and with the puppet Santana himself.  She sings about senseless acts of violence and discord and even murder.  The message about love and unity are strong points of the track. Produced by Gmaster Garette Greenidge, Executive producer Ian Pantin in studios of Dainjamental Julien Brooklyn, and Shal Marshal, the theme song in itself is a joyful piece.

Capturing on film the same magic that audiences love, don’t miss it I am Santana the movie.” Premier Screening at Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:15pm Studio Theatre York Quay Ctr,  235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario.

LEXO (2012, 72 mins.) Produced and Directed by Roger Alexis. Editor: Roger Alexis Director of Photography: Kevin, Michael Sheldon, Original Music: MiMi ft Santana. Lexo Tv Production.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Blackhouse Foundation/TIFF Festival Brunch and Panel Discussion – Sept. 8, 2012

New Radio Show to Expose Music Through Eyes of DJ on Toronto’s CHRY



TORONTO, September 5, 2012– The Chain Reaction Show, hosted by DJs Kariz and Skitz ( was created for listeners tired of the same twenty songs in rotation on commercial radio. With a goal of exposing listeners to music in a different and stimulating way, DJs Kariz and Skitz have taken over CHRY’s 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. timeslot to give listeners the music they’ve been missing.

“When we came up with the idea of the Chain Reaction Show, we knew we wanted people to hear music the way we as DJs heard it.” says the show’s host, DJ Kariz. “We wanted to show the roots of some of their favourite sounds, such as playing the original song instead of just the sample, integrate different genres, and discover independent artists.”

“We wanted The Chain Reaction to be an exchange not just of sounds, but of ideas; all in an effort to provide listeners with a new musical experience.”

The team came up with the name “The Chain Reaction”, when developing the format for their podcast. “For DJs, every mix is an experiment, taking those different elements and creating something new. We went old school and remembered that in science, a chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product causes additional reactions to take place. That’s what a DJ does with music. When you as the listener react to what a DJ is playing, that exchange just keeps building. So like the song says, we’re here to ‘drop some science’. The fact that the show is now part of the CHRY mix just makes it that much better.”

CHRY Radio ( is the community radio station based out of York University. With a mandate to support the growth and development of independent broadcasters and successfully highlight the strength of under-represented causes, language, culture and genres on the FM dial, the station was a natural fit for The Chain Reaction Show.

Turn up your speakers. Realign you mind. The Chain Reaction Show premieres tonight (September 5) starting at 12 a.m. on CHRY 105.5 FM. and CHRY.FM (livestream).

Contact: Rochelle Roberts, Karizma Music + Entertainment

About Karizma Music + Entertainment
Karizma is a full service music and entertainment service providing DJ services for private and public events, as well as branded event coordination. Servicing the GTA for over 10 years, Karizma has now expanded into radio and voice imaging services. For full details,

“Caribbean Nite” to benefit Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital – Sept. 15, 2012

Caribbean Nite a fundraiser for Jo Brant Hospital

West Indian food, culture and music will be on the menu at the  Burlington Caribbean Connection  Annual Caribbean Nite.  It will be held on Saturday September 15,2012 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre at the corner of New Street and Drury Lane.

A light meal will be served at 8pm with doors opening at 7 pm.  There will be a cash bar, lots of door prizes and Caribbean music by Pentium Entertainment.

Advanced tickets cost $25.00, they cost $30.00 at the door.  This  year  proceeds will be go to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation Redevelopment Campaign.

Tickets for this event can be obtained by contacting  Ancilla Ho-Young at  905 332 4570.

The Burlington Caribbean Connection (BCC) has been operating in Burlington since 1996. For more information visit website  or email  at .


The Burlington Caribbean Connection (BCC) is a non-profit organization that is comprised of members who share the common goal of promoting Caribbean culture through charitable events that result in scholarships toward post-secondary education, and donations to charities in need as identified by the members of the BCC.

The Caribbean with its richness of culture, people, intoxicating music and exotic food has always been a fascination for writers, poets and musicians. Whether you were born in the Caribbean or have a connection with the islands, this fascination also holds true for everyone.

Here in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, a group of like minded people got together to strengthen this link, forming the Burlington Caribbean Connection (BCC) in 1996. The organisation has grown significantly over the years, becoming a recognized presence in the local community. The BCC has a very serious focus which is to raise funds to support local charitable causes and maintain a scholarship fund for pursuant of post secondary education.

Of course in true West Indian style, its not just hard work but it’s about getting together, having fun which means good food, great music, dancing and catching up with friends.

Our Goals:

-To operate as a non-partisan, non-profit organization
-To maintain a scholarship fund
-To create cultural awareness through social events and educational opportunities
-To assist charitable causes

We accomplish this by hosting events thoughout the year that have come to be highly anticipated events in the community. These include: The Black History Month events, Annual Spring Brunch (May), Annual Caribbean Nite (Aug-Sep), Annual Gala and Scholarship Awards Night (Dec).

To date we have given out over $10,000.00 in scholarship funds, and $20,000.00 in donations to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

The Executive members of The BCC are:
Ancilla Ho-Young, President
Rene Papin, Vice-President
Daphne Dooling, Treasurer
Norma Byer, Secretary
Janet Mullin, Past President