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    “Who?” That is the first word that comes to mind when the name Jazz Cartier is mentioned.

    Award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster and blogger Dalton Higgins’ sixth book Rap N' Roll: Pop Culture, Darkly Stated, a collection of pop culture essays, launches on December 4th at A Different Booklist bookstore located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. 

    On October 2 Canadian music history was made. For the first time ever the top four spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart belonged to Canadians.

    On the 54th floor of the TD Tower, a fresh batch of talent gathers for the launch of Honey Jam Canada – a concert celebrating its 20th anniversary.

    Undoubtedly, Blockorama 17 may have been THE event of Pride 2015. Not even a deluge of rain could keep these revellers away.

    We all have a handful of musicians that we consider to be a must-see throughout our lifetime.

    Waleed Abdulhamid is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film-maker. He was born in Sudan and began performing at the age of 6. Abdulhamid who teaches at Humber College has toured Egypt, Syria, Kuwait and Emirate, and is known for incorporating traditional rhythms into popular music from Sudan.

    In 1999 Toronto lacked something so important in its music scene; recognition. When Ian Espinet and his friends went out partying many of the DJs forgot to pay homage to the older artists in the game. There was an overabundance of new music but little of the old. “It was as if the DJ’s caught Amnesia,” he says.

    Jordon Manswell wasn’t nervous at all when he got on stage at the 2014 Battle of the Beat Makers Contest.

    When Jay Z and Beyoncé (The Carters) announced their ‘On the Run 2014 Tour’

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