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Month: November, 2013

NEW MUSIC ARTISTS GIVEN A ROTATIONAL PLATFORM ON CHRY 105.5 FM

CHRY-AMPtraxFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               

NEW MUSIC ARTISTS GIVEN A ROTATIONAL PLATFORM

Toronto – On Monday, November 25th, CHRY 105.5 FM launched its newest programming initiative, AMPTrax. Short of Amplified Music Plays, AMPTrax are songs deemed worthy of extra plays across the CHRY program grid.  “AMPTrax allows the CHRY music department to leverage its existing relationship with emerging, independent artists and further gives local and Canadian talent a leg up in Toronto’s hyper-competitive radio market,” says Randy Reid, CHRY’s Program Director.

AMPTrax airs 105 times throughout our programming week with individual tracks receiving more than a dozen plus spins. Much of the music spotlighted are chosen by a collective of highly engaged and connected music connoisseurs (many of which contribute to the CHRY music department and are further engaged in the music industry across Canada in a variety of ways). The artists/bands spotlighted represent genres and emerging acts that would struggle to get ‘regular rotation’ spins in mainstream and broadcast arenas across the country due to the gross saturation of media ownership in markets across Canada. AMPTrax is a direct answer to this void.

The premiere group of artist/songs includes:

Eamon McGrath – “Bitter Ends” (eamonmcgrath.ca)

Shi Wisdom – “Monster” (shiwisdommusic.bandcamp.com)

Exco Levi – “Holding On” (www.excolevi.com)

The Knobodies – “Summer” (xiisundays.com/‎)

Bizzarh – “Moments” (bizzarh.bandcamp.com/‎)

Artists and labels looking to submit music for AMPTrax consideration can email hi-quality mp3 files (320 kbs)and a brief bio to amptrax@chry.fm. Preference is given to local and independent artists.

CHRY looks forward to working with artists, labels and the general music community at large as they continue to grow in their contributions to Canada’s new music scene.

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Based in Toronto, Ontario CHRY 105.5FM is the market’s leading source for diversity on the FM dial. Our signal broadcasts to a base residential audience of over 1.6 million and offers a varied program schedule showcasing a strong mix of language, culture, lifestyle and talk programming. As a recognized leader in community-centric broadcast CHRY Radio Inc. (105.5FM) sustains a mass listening audience by working with leading and credible ambassadors of identified causes, musical genres and communities to deliver content that expertly fills the void of local ‘points of view’ and culture absent in media across Canada. You can tune into CHRY across the GTA at 105.5FM and across Southern Ontario on several digital cable providers and worldwide at: www.chry.fm or (Mobile APP) www.tunein.com

For Media & Information Contact: Station Manager-Danae Peart chrymgr@yorku.ca // Program Director-Randy Reid chryprog@yorku.ca

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TORONTO’S CHRY 105.5 FM LAUNCHES NEW SOUND DESIGN

CHRY CHRY 105.5 FM LAUNCHES NEW SOUND DESIGN

Radio more than any other medium is defined by the quality and delivery of its sound/audio.  For more than 26 years CHRY 105.5FM has been defined by its unique and diverse sound.  This week CHRY takes the bold step of re-defining its sound for their listening audience and engagement of a wider demographic. The sound to be presented is a partial preview into a larger organizational shift currently in progress.  Earlier in 2013 CHRY embraced the undertaking of reimaging and reconnecting with the long-standing traditions of radio and quality content development, they further embodied it in the tag line: Your Leading Source for Diversity.  This latest step in enhancing their audio is to illustrate a commitment to excellence in broadcast media through sound design.

As of  Monday November 25th, 2013 listeners can tune-in to the sound and imaging launch.  As you go between the varied programs CHRY offers, the new ‘signature voices’ will help navigate you through the diversity in language, cultural and innovative music/spoken word programming.  As a burgeoning not-for-profit social enterprise, CHRY has secured two entirely new, yet wildly experienced and talented voices to the Toronto broadcast market.

Don Amiche and Jessica Gomes represent a winning combination of vocal command and appeal. Don Amiche (Los Angeles) has dominated ratings in broadcasts world-wide from Barbados to the United States and will entice Toronto markets. Jessica Gomes (Australia) is a Jill of all-trades from International fashion magazine campaigns with Vogue and Victoria Secret; her voice is most readily recognizable as the ‘Maybach Music Girl’ heard millions of times over on the top hip hop music label releases of Maybach Music (owned by rapper Rick Ross).

CHRY is pleased that this new sound design project will clearly respond to the expectations of its advertising clients across the GTA, who appreciate the impact of radio and its ability to move their products.  And further recognize that the economical campaigns structured by CHRY now further place their small/medium sized business budgets in line with their large market competitors. As the city’s “leading source for diversity” and ambassador for small business and community campaigns, CHRY encourages you to listen all day, all week for the shift in sound at 1055 FM and follow us on all social media outlets at chryradio.

Based in Toronto, Ontario CHRY 105.5FM is the market’s leading source for diversity on the FM dial. Our signal broadcasts to a base residential audience of over 1.6 million and offers a varied program schedule showcasing a strong mix of language, culture, lifestyle and talk programming. As a recognized leader in community-centric broadcast CHRY Radio Inc. (105.5FM) sustains a mass listening audience by working with leading and credible ambassadors of identified causes, musical genres and communities to deliver content that expertly fills the void of local ‘points of view’ and culture absent in media across Canada. You can tune into CHRY across the GTA at 105.5FM and across Southern Ontario on several digital cable providers and worldwide at: www.chry.fm or (Mobile APP) www.tunein.com

For Media & Information Contact: Station Manager-Danae Peart chrymgr@yorku.ca // Program Director-Randy Reid chryprog@yorku.ca

DICK D’JUICEMAN LOCHAN RELEASES “UNLEASHED” 3RD CALYPSO CD

Dick "D'Juiceman" Lochan

MEDIA INVITATION

DICK D’JUICEMAN LOCHAN RELEASES 3RD CALYPSO CD

Toronto, Ontario

Members of the media are invited to attend, cover and review the CD ‘UNLEASHED’ the newest CD by Dick D’Juiceman Lochan.

The event will take place Thursday, November 28, 2013 between 3 pm– 5 pm at the new home of the iconic Caribbean Cuisine in Toronto, THE REAL JERK located at 842 Gerrard Street East Toronto, M5M 1Y7.

     Appetizers along with cold beers will be provided courtesy of CARIB BEER.

Lochan who is a humorous composer / singer and dialect poet is a Calypso   recording artist based in Toronto – UNLEASHED is his third CD. Dick Lochan is a very popular MC for large Caribbean events in Toronto including the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival and the Island Soul Festival‘s Calypso All Stars concert held at Harbourfront Centre. Both annual summer events in Toronto attract thousands of calypso and Caribbean culture enthusiasts.

The event will be hosted by radio and television personality, Kevin Carrington co-host of Kaiso Rising, a Caribbean music program on York University’s CHRY105.5 FM radio station and will include brief remarks from notable members of the Caribbean and calypso community of the GTA. The event will feature the music of D’Juiceman including a short live performance.

 Calypso — A type of music that originated in the West Indies, notably in Trinidad, and is characterized by improvised lyrics on political or topical or broadly humorous subjects.

Please RSVP with your reply by Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TO RSVP OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS, A CD & PHOTOGRAPHS

Michelle Lochan                                               Dick Lochan
Owner / Managing Director                          Calypso Artist
MarketStart                                                       dicklochan@hotmail.com
michelle@marketstart.ca                                416-284-4021
647-302-5392                                                    
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CARIBBEAN FILM: The Madonna Murti (Trinidad & Tobago)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

A documentary entitled “The Madonna Murti” is produced and directed by Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade and Sharon Syriac.

Producer/Director: Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, Sharon Syriac
Editor: Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade
Researcher/ Scriptwriter: Sharon Syriac
Year of Release: 2011; Reedited in 2013
Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes
Narrator: Leah Gordon

Where else in the world is black beautiful, baffling and brings together East and West? In South Trinidad at the Siparia Roman Catholic Church in that “city of sand”, a black female statue venerated by Catholics as the Virgin Mary and worshipped by Hindus as a black Hindu Goddess does just that!

To Catholics who follow her in street processions, the statue is known as “La Divina Pastora”, the Divine Shepherdess – to Hindus who charawe her by touching her arms and feet, she is hailed as ‘Sipari Mai’, (Mother of Siparia) “Siparee Ke Mai” or ‘Mother Kali’. As such, she remains the only symbiosis of Catholicism and Hinduism in the Western hemisphere.

Mystery shrouds her origin and about her, legends and myths abound. Though barely three feet tall when fully clothed, this statue draws pilgrims from every creed and race and the social, cultural and religious rites which accompany her devotions continue to intrigue the world. Well known to pilgrims and devotees who profess her numerous miracles of healings and answered prayers, she is particularly revered by barren women to whom she has given the gift of children and in turn, she receives many gifts of gold and grains, fabric and flowers.

Featuring candid interviews with poojaris, pilgrims, pundits and priests as well as academic experts who have tried to understand her, artists who have tried to capture her illusive image and writers who have tried to tell her story, The Madonna Murti utilizes narrative, drama, illustrations and song to tell the tale of a statue who offers health, hope, help and happiness to those who come to her most in need of it.

The documentary was screened at the following Film Festivals / Events:

  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) in 2011
    • NAPA Port of Spain in collaboration with UTT Research in Film Series programme in April 2012
  • Siparia Roman Catholic Church, Siparia in June 2012
  • India Diaspora Conference in St Vincent and the Grenadines in June 2012
  • Roman Catholic Archbishops House in April 2013 and June 2013
  • Fatima College Hall on 23rd September 2013
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival on 16th August 2013
  • Louisville International Festival of Film 12th October 2013

The Madonna Murti has won two International awards:

  • The Best Shots Competition ‘Awards of Excellence’ (La Jolla, California) in October 2012
  • Indie Fest ‘Awards of Merit’ in November 2013.

The Madonna Murti is certified by the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism under The National Registry of Artists & Cultural Workers program.

You can interact with the film producers on their facebook page at:
http://www.facebook.com/TheMadonnaMurti

VANCOUVER MOM CONFERENCE DRAWS BIG NAMES IN BUSINESS

mSummit

VANCOUVER MOM CONFERENCE DRAWS BIG NAMES IN BUSINESS

mSummit conference in Vancouver hosts Arlene Dickinson as keynote speaker 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 4, 2013 – The third annual mSummit conference is taking place on November 16 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. Each year, the day long conference brings together some of the most influential mothers in business. Speakers at this year’s conference include Arlene Dickinson from CBC’s hit series Dragons’ Den as well as CEO of Venture Communications and YouInc.com, Tamara Taggart of CTV, Sandy Gerber of NEXT Marketing, and Jill Earthy of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

Presented by the Reinventing M Network, the third annual mSummit will feature several insightful career, financial and lifestyle workshops. There will also be two catered keynote sessions, ending with a wine and cheese fashion show. The mSummit conference is designed to help mothers make meaningful connections and introduce them to what it means to be a successful mompreneur.

“Our vision is simple, we want to connect working mothers with opportunities to learn from other inspiring working mothers and hopefully encourage their own reinvention and growth,” says Meghan Simington, founder of mSummit. “But most importantly, mSummit was created to provide women with the tools they need to be successful themselves.”

Simington understands there are an increasing number of women leaving the work force to start their own businesses. According to Statistics Canada, approximately 951,600 Canadian women are self-employed who run their own business and are taking it upon themselves to be their own agents of change.

“The new working mom has become a powerful group that is challenging traditions and taking on the ‘just a mom’ label with a revitalized sense of optimism,” says Simington. “These hard working women are well educated, savvy, and balancing a demanding lifestyle of family and career.”

The third annual mSummit takes place on November 16 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC and is expected to bring together over a thousand moms. For more information about mSummit visit the official website.  Full day passes area available here.

About Reinventing M Network

Founded by local mom and entrepreneur Meghan Simington, the Reinventing M Network is a new community created to help women navigate the changing landscape of balancing work and family life. The Network has brought together a team of

Sunday Night LIVE ft. Shi Wisdom, Omar Lunan and Comedian Jay Martin

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 Shi Wisdom, Omar Lunan & Comedian Jay Martin set to take Centre Stage for the Sunday Night Live Special Edition Show on Sunday November 24th inside Midtown Toronto’s Seven 44 Lounge

 

Toronto, ON – November 1st, 2013 — Event Promoter Andre Blenman is pleased to announce another Sunday Night Live, Live Music and Laughs Show with a Live Audience on Sunday November 24th inside Seven 44 Lounge (744 Mt. Pleasant Rd at Eglinton).

Singer/Songwriter Shi Wisdom is making lasting impressions as she combines R&B, Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop giving new life to music that appeals to audiences around the world.  Her creative approach and electrifying style has drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill,  Jill Scott and Janelle Monae.  She has worked with the likes of Drake,  Kardinal Offishall and JD Era to name a few.  Catch the Toronto based Songstress live as she takes the stage with hits like “Take a L”, “Love Speak”, “Easier”, “Mr. Parker”, “Penny” and “Show & “Prove”.

R&B Crooner Omar Lunan aka Oh! is an exciting Singer/Songwriter with vocal range that can stylistically incorporate musical elements of Pop, R&B, Soul and Reggae Music.  Lunan has shared the stage with likes of Robin Thicke, Shawn Desman and Kim Davis with musical influences that include Usher and Ne-Yo.  Lunan is truly a fan favourite, abd he can be seen live as he brings his unique blend and authentic flavour to Sunday Night Live.

Jay Martin’s comedy is a must see.  He has lit up stages with Russell Peters, Eddie Griffin and Cedric the Entertainer.  Martin has hosted, starred and produced comedy shows with other comics like Toronto’s Trixx,  Jean Paul, Nathan Macintosh, Ron Josol and many more.   Jay is an absolute natural who will ignite the stage and bring his charismatic, refreshing and infectious style of humour that will have the crowd laughing uncontrollably.

Supporting Acts Include: Tha Recipee Band, Saxophonist Corden Barrett, D’Enforcas and many more surprises. 

Event Details:

Sunday Night Live :: SPECIAL EDITION
Venue: Seven 44 – 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd. @ Eglinton, Toronto, ON
Date: Sunday November 24th, 2013 (Doors open @ 6:30pm) | Cover: $10
For Additional Info or Table Reservations Contact:
Andre Blenman at (647) 222-7178 or andreblenman@gmail.com

Sunday Night Live

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO FLIM-O-RAMA ONLINE CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 12, 2013

CaribbeanTales™ is proud to launch the 1st ever FLIM-O-RAMA online film festival. FLIM-O-RAMA is an opportunity for filmmakers of the Caribbean diaspora to get their films seen by audiences around the world using the power of the worldwide web. The Caribbean is rich with captivating stories to be shared and the time is NOW! The first of its kind, the FLIM-O-RAMA Online Film Festival is designed to promote Caribbean filmmakers while increasing access to Caribbean-made films to a broader audience.

This year’s theme will be “A Caribbean Christmas” and film submissions should be 3 – 5 minutes in length. There are over $5,000.00 worth of prizes to be awarded to the Top 3 finalists.

FLIM-O-RAMA only accepts online entries submitted via YouTube or Vimeo URL, which provides a cost-saving, paperless solution to film submission. FLIM-O-RAMA’s internet-only submission platform features an online application and favourable alternative to DVD submission. There’s no cost, and by submitting, you’ll join the CaribbeanTales™ global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities.

TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND! FLIM-O-RAMA IS ON NOW!  Log on to www.caribbeantales-tv.com for full details.

Winners will be notified by email on January 15th.

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