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Reggae Music At The Arctic Circle. Iceland's Airwaves Festival

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Arctic Soul - Where Everything is White Except the MusicBy Stephen Weir  / Caribbean Camera (Reykjavík, Iceland)  —- You get off the plane, suck in the super clean air, and get your bearings.  Everything is white. The white tipped mountains. The flecks and traces of snow in the air. And then there are the people.  Draco Malfoy white blond hair.  Bright alabaster skin.  Perfectly coiffured and impeccably dressed (except for the industrial strength snow boots).
Salka Sól by  Stephen Weir
Iceland is the last place in the world you would expect to hear the soulful sounds of Jamaican reggae. AmabAdamA have been writing and performing Arctic Reggae for the past five years, and their music is as pure Irie as the driven snow. Gnúsi Yones, his partner Steinunn Jónsand their best friend Salka Sólhave been performing in Iceland and England for over ten years and have taught a generation of Icelanders the joys of downbeat reggae music.  In an island nation of under 300,000 people, most Vikings under …

Astronaut Dave Williams And Science Centre Andrew Bedeau

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Toronto Carnival’s Mas Bands Are Getting The Jump On 2019

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At Home: Talks With Canadian Artists About Place and Practice by Lezli Rubin-Kunda

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“I have no interest in the how to do things but with the openness to pursuing how we build a beautiful rainbow. Art is really a way of thinking about freedom.”-Michael Fernandes





NEWLY RELEASED BOOK ABOUT CANADIAN ARTISTS WRITES ABOUT TRINI HALIGONIAN MICHAEL FERNANDES

BY KJ MULLINS AND STEPHEN WEIR Caribbean Camera

Trinidad-born Canadian Michael Fernandes is a true free spirit who is in love with life. The 74-year old artist and educator lives to engage people into thinking in new ways! The life and times of the artist are part the new book At Home, which was released across Canada this week.
Fernandes was born and raised in Trinidad but he now considers Canada home. It was 60-years ago that Fernandes dropped out of school and moved to Montreal. He admits that he was on a “path of no good” and was not shocked when his mother insisted that he get out of Trinidad and “find his way” in Canada. While he may have been “a wild child” it was clear that Michael was talented. Already as a teenager …

Soulpepper Theatre Has A Mashup Royale

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