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    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’

    The Caricom was at work in the Tdot on Saturday July 12 when Reigning Soca Monarch, Machel Montano

    Let us establish a major point early. The Diaspora and maybe a few Jamaican “scammers”

    Trinidad's Machel Montano; the international king of soca music is in Toronto to help kick off the one-year countdown to the 2015 Pan Am games.

    We have never seen Toni Braxton perform live. Recently she had short appearances on the current Reality TV show “The Braxton Family Values”, so we didn't know what to expect.

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