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Montréal celebrates Black History Month 2015

Montréal’s 24th annual Black History Month features 28 days packed with museum and art gallery exhibitions, lectures, special events and concerts throughout the city in February. This year’s theme is “Stand for something” (“Défends tes convictions”), which was inspired by activist Malcolm X, who was assassinated 50 years ago. “We wanted to pay tribute to the leader that is Malcolm X,” says Michael P. Farkas, president of Montréal’s Round Table on Black History Month. “His detractors tried to cast a shadow on a considerable legacy. This edition is a chance to commemorate X’s fight for the right to justice and equality, which led to a global mobilisation through the affirmation and inclusion of Black communities. Stand for Something represents the civil actions that resulted in great common good.” This year’s celebrity spokespersons are singer-songwriters Valérie Daure (formerly of Dubmatique and Bran Van 3000), and soul man Alan Prater. “It’s an honour to lend my voice to this crucial event,” says Prater, longtime musician for Michael Jackson and whose R’n’B band  JAMAD (which features bass player Al Baculis, drummer Max Sansalone and Tina Turner’s piano player, Joel Campbell) headlines Rosalie’s Bar (1232 De la Montagne Street) every Thursday beginning at 9 p.m. Over 100 organizations are participating in Montréal’s Black History Month this year. Here are some… / Read More →

Electronic evolution at Mutek 2013

For 14 years, Mutek has been moving minds and bodies with the latest and greatest sounds to come out of the vast genre of electronic music. The electronic music and culture festival does everything right again this year, with deep-listening performances, incredible visuals, free shows by local artists, a Piknic Electronik afternoon, and the fest’s signature five nights of late-night dancing, May 29 to June 2…


City of Lights, City That Never Sleeps… what are you when you’re both? You’re Montreal during the annual Nuit Blanche and Art Souterrain, that’s what – the arty party night to end all party nights in the city that parties all the time…