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Geo-diverse, hyper-local expression

Rock fiction writer’s first live concert since lockdown on trip to the UK

On Dec. 10, 2019, I stepped out on a whim to see Frank Turner reunite with his former band Möngöl Hörde at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. It was a loud punk rock set, and a great end to the year’s busy concert calendar.

And then the world pressed “pause.”

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Sultans of String go global with local ambassadors of world music [article | video]

This ambitious, diverse, inclusive and passionately political album puts the band face-to-face with a VIP roster of global ambassadors of music, some of whom are recent immigrants and refugees to Canada, as well as important Indigenous voices. All are masters of world music who communicate with each other through the global language of sound.

Sultans of String on left, Juan Carlos Medrano on right, all holding their instruments
Sultans of String and Juan Carlos Medrano
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Afro-Colombian musician finds refuge in Canada’s largest city

Toronto-based, New York Times and Billboard-charting global music supergroup Sultans of String have released their brand-new single, Mi Santuario, featuring the four core Sultans as well as an incredibly talented and inspiring special guest, Juan Carlos Medrano.

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STACKS earns veteran actor Daytime Emmy nomination

Actor and comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence shines as the lead in his co-produced project, $TACK$ (STACKS) earning himself a 2021 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program. Along with his Daytime Emmy nomination, he also received a nomination for a Regional Emmy for his work on The Flourish

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A guided tour through Kwame Nkrumah park

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park in downtown Accra is home to bronze statues, tree-lined fountains, colourful peacocks, rare birds and a monumental marble mausoleum memorializing Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Overflowing with nature, the park is a quiet retreat right in the heart of downtown Accra.

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Where to eat in Accra

In Canada people are quick to warn you that when you travel abroad you have to be careful what you eat. They will profess with a warning not to eat street meat because of what happened to them or a friend of a friend when they did. We listened to their advice but once we arrived in Ghana, it was a different story we headed directly to a spot down the road from our hostel to try the local food.

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