EVENT: TD Music Fridays presents MANIFESTO artists (Spek Won, Adria Kain & more)

rez | Events | Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Some heavyweights throwing down for free tomorrow at Union Station. Flyer says it all.

EVENT: Encore feat. Sean Jones, Tanika Charles & Nefe (Wed., Nov. 23rd)

rez | Events | Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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Flyer says it all. Looks like another dope night in the city.

EVENT: Secrets of a Black Boy @ Theatre Passe Muraille (Nov. 10th – 20th)

rez | Events | Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Friendly reminder that this is going down starting THIS WEEK. Yes, we’re in mid-November already. Yes, Secrets is back in Toronto for a 10-day run. Yes, you should go. Yes, you should tell a friend to go. Yes, it’s only for 10 days so don’t be waste and wait to get tickets. Yes, you’ve seen the posters in the subway. Yes, you’ve seen it in the newspaper.Yes, it’s not to be missed. Yes, you can click right here to get tickets.

EVENT: TiK▲ Live @ The Drake Underground (Wed., November 2nd)

rez | Events | Monday, October 31st, 2016

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TiK▲, Desire, Sydanie and McCallaman throwing down this Wednesday night at The Drake Underground in support of TiK▲’s latest release, Carry On. Definitely an event not to be missed!

TiK▲
Live in Concert

With opening acts:

Desire
Sydanie
McCallaman

+ v special guests

The Drake Underground
1150 Queen St W

Wednesday, November 2nd

8PM sharp

$15

ABOUT TiK▲:

Tika Simone is an artist, creator, cultural producer, T.V/Online personality, activist, and advocate for the empowerment of female artists and creators. Tika makes an impression on everyone she encounters and her joy is infectious.

Tika is a classically trained musician and performance artist who has been a part of the music/art landscape in Toronto/NYC for well over a decade. She is widely known for her work in a diverse range of projects, from her breakthrough role in Trey Anthony’s “Da Kink in My Hair”, to frequent appearances on MTV’s “The Aftershow”, to Tika’s own “Intimate & Interactive/The Known Unknown”, a interactive music showcase that introduced many of Canada’s current and upcoming talents to music/art industry and influencers. Tika is also the force behind #Baregyal/Gyalcast (listed in The Fader as the #1 Canadian DIY Media Collective You Should Know), the movement that is giving both space and voice to women of colour, specifically Black women, to discuss, explore, care for and celebrate their lives and experiences, in an environment of safety, non-judgment and positivity. Then there are the parties she throws….

Now Tika’s love and passion for culture and music has led to the release of her first EP “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid”. With features in Complex, Afropunk, The Fader, CBC, Artistic ManifesTO, among others, Tika is receiving critical acclaim for her voice, her energy, her love, Her music.

www.tikathecreator.com

Previous: NEW MUSIC: TIK▲ – CARRY ON (EP)

EVENT: Claire Mortifee, Spek Won & Adria Kain Live @ The Painted Lady (Sat., Oct. 22nd)

rez | Events | Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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Never heard of Claire Mortifee before but if she’s f*ckin’ with Spek and Adria then I’ll def be checking her out. Either way…Spek and Adria bless the stage this Saturday. Reacheration is a must. Flyer says it all…

EVENT: #howshehustles Presents – She Changed The Game (Panel Discussion)

rez | Events | Saturday, October 15th, 2016

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Some real Black Girl Magic going down on the 30th courtesy of #howshehustles and the amazing Womxn above!

EVENT: Uptown Soul w/ Ray Robinson & Natasha Waterman (Sunday, Oct. 2nd)

rez | Events | Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Andre Blenman back with another one! Two of the city’s best voices together on one stage…dope! Flyer says it all. Reach!

EVENT: Choose Joy feat. Shi Wisdom (Friday, Sept. 30th)

rez | Events | Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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Ummmmmm…live performance by Shi Wisdom??? Yes please! Oh yea…it’s for a good cause too:). Shouts to everyone involved!

Click here to RSVP.

CALLING ALL MUSIC LOVERS! THE A&R REPORT IS TEAMING UP WITH OVARIAN CANCER CANADA ON A NEW FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE ON SEPTEMBER 30TH FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL #CHOOSEJOY EVENT!

SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THE STUDIO EVENT THEATRE (SET ON KING), THE A&R REPORT IS HELPING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS, RESEARCH, AND SUPPORT OF WOMEN LIVING WITH OVARIAN CANCER. WE’RE PLEASED TO FEATURE LOCAL MUSICIANS WITH PERFORMANCES BY SHI WISDOM AND SOUNDS CURATED BY DJ REVY B, DJ RHEA FIASCO, HUSTLE GRL!

AS THE ONLY NATIONAL CHARITY IN CANADA DEDICATED TO OVERCOMING OVARIAN CANCER, OVARIAN CANCER CANADA HAS PAVED THE WAY FOR OVARIAN CANCER IN THE PAST WITH ITS PROGRAMS DEDICATED TO RESEARCH AND RAISED AWARENESS IN CANADA.

NOW, THE A&R REPORT WILL BAND TOGETHER WITH OVARIAN CANCER CANADA FOR A FULL NIGHT OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING.
ALL NET PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO OVARIAN CANCER CANADA.
SEE YOU THERE!

EVENT: MANIFESTO 10th Anniversary (Sept. 9th – 18th)

rez | Events | Friday, September 9th, 2016

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Congrats to MANIFESTO for making it to year 10!!! As you can see, there’s A LOT going on this week so just check out the MANIFESTO website for all the details. Whole. City. Lit.

EVENTS: Zahra Siddiqui “The Invisible Majority” (09/08 @ Daniel’s Spectrum)

Ty Harper | Artwork,Events,Pics,Visuals | Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

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1st solo exhibit for photographer Zahra Siddiqui.

Curated by elle Alconcel and Negarra Kudumu, “The Invisible Majority” is the first solo exhibition by image maker Zahra Siddiqui. Known for her vivid portraits, she has explored her creative output and will showcase a new series of mixed media works. This concept of using photography, and interwoven with canvas, textiles, adornments and paint, is a celebration of her diverse roots and heritage. The series is a compliment to the journey of her travels, and unravels with the multiple layers on each canvas. Zahra Siddiqui explores her own relationship to creating and her lived experiences, and showcases that with the persons dignified in each piece.

The exhibitions are open to the public daily (Mon–Fri 8 am – 9pm, Sat–Sun 10am – 6pm) from September 8 – October 31, 2016.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6pm – 10pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, September 11, 2016
2pm – 4pm
Artscape Lounge at Daniels Spectrum

Panelists:
Kate Fraser
WolF J McFarlane
Shi Wisdom
Tamara Sylvester
Moderator: Negarra Kudumu

Artist Bio

Zahra Siddiqui is a Toronto-based South Asian photographer, documenter and visual artist. She picked up the camera 5 years ago and has had the privilege to share space with so many diverse, creative, inspiring and empowering artists of colour. Her journey has allowed her to travel and document not only in Toronto but also New York City and Trinidad and Tobago. In a short amount of time, Zahra has amassed an archive which represents a community of people who she believes is an essential part of what makes our world go round. Instagram: @Zahra_Siddiqui |www.sightandvision.tumblr.com

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