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Geo-diverse, hyper-local expression

Op-Ed: Earth Day 2019 – We don’t have time

by Kathleen Rogers and Ingmar Rentzhog

Humans have demonstrated, over and over again, a remarkable ability to cooperate in a crisis. The tragic fire at the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral was a case in point. Firemen and even members of the public rushed into the inferno, while millions of people around the world paced in front of their TV sets, wanting to jump in and help, anxiously waiting for the fire to be put out, and breathed a collective sigh of relief that there was hope for its survival. Donors rushed in behind first responders, generating a billion euros in financial support to rebuild within 24 hours. 

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‘World music’: a defunct label in a globalized world of sounds

The global music business is experiencing demonstrable growth for the first time since the 1990s, and according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) sales of music reached US$17.3 billion in 2017 an increase of 8.1% on 2016. But this increase in the global marketplace is not representative of certain areas of the world. In particular, popular music in Africa has benefited from shrewd independent artists and self-promotion, largely through global social media channels such as Mdundo, which covers East Africa and allows artists to upload their music themselves.

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Photos from Brendan Meadows’ IPSEITY exhibition

Consider yourself lucky. You get the chance to see images that were on show in Brendan Meadows’ exhibition IPSEITY at Liss Gallery in Toronto during the CONTACT Photography Festival. Take a look.

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TIFF unveils top ten Canadian films of 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) illuminates the nation with a showcase of the best films of 2017 through the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival with public screenings, free events, and special guests Alanis Obomsawin, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeremy Podeswa.

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Film, music and conversations on trends at Art Basel Miami Beach

‘Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’, a recently released film by director Sara Driver, is a highlight of Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Lessons from the dance floor at Electric Island Civic Day

Guidance from your elders is invaluable. Today we’re offering some old school lessons to the new school, so listen up, we might just save you a ton of humiliation, money or physical pain.

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Portlands hosts Electric Island on civic holiday with Nina Kraviz, Mano Le Tough, KiNK

Fresh from the July 1 celebration when thousands of electronic music lovers gathered at the Portlands to ring in Canada’s 150th birthday at Electric Island with techno-pioneer Richie Hawtin, comes the civic holiday edition of the music festival with another colossal line-up of performers.

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Life in Shadow: A Eulogy for my Brother

by Angélique Davies

Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.

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