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Geo-diverse, hyper-local expression

Dalai Lama releasing album on his 85th birthday?

What if I told you that Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama was dropping an album on his birthday next month? My initial reaction was “Fake news,” but then I thought what if it’s true?

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In 1989 a police officer pressed a gun to my nose in a routine traffic stop


Reflections on how I learned from that experience and have applied diversity to my businesses ever since 

Seeing the horrific George Floyd incident and the related protests, mayhem, and looting is bringing back a flood of emotions and memories.

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Hito Steyerl shapes a future out of free plots instead of free ports

In Hito Steyerl: This is the Future, the first major solo exhibition in Canada for German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, she actively confronts viewers with her critique of the world. She localizes the global and makes the political personal. And she articulates her message so that it is too loud, too bright, and too exciting to ignore.

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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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