Saturday, November 17, 2007

Umoja!


Everyone should see this internationally acclaimed South African musical!

http://www.umojatheshow.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Back 2 School Fundraiser at Au Bar Saturday October 13th

It's that time of year again, so to welcome new members we are hosting a social mixer and fundraiser on Saturday October 13th at Au Bar (http://www.aubarnightclub.com/). The location is 674 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver. All proceeds will go toward this year's upcoming projects, including World Aids Day, Africa Awareness Month events, and support for African elementary schools.

Come take a break from midterms and whine to some soca, dancehall, hip hop and top 40 with us!

Tix $12 includes admission and one free drink
Call 778-861-0339 for tickets.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Psychedelic Muse Salon

Host: Jenny Craig
Location: Cuppa Joes
4th and Alma, Vancouver, BC

When: Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Series Schedule:
Occurs the fourth Saturday of every month.
Final Date of the Series:
Saturday, June 23, 2007

You are cordially invited to attend the
Psychedelic Muse Salon.

Every once in a while an incredible thing happens and you pause to take in how truly miraculous life is. The Psychedelic Muse Salon is a collaborative project aimed and mixing music, dance, poetry, improv, multi-media and much, much more. You are all incredible people and this is a chance for all fields, walks and dances to promote conscious community, incredibly engaging artists, and far too much fun. The Psychedelic Muse Salon wishes to invite you to celebrate the birth of the eclectic harmony collective.

If you have something to perform there may be space in the little black book, otherwise there's always next time... Admission is free and there will be a lovely donation hat for the performers.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Reggae night at the Anza Club

Hi Everyone, Well, it's Reggae Madness time again at the Anza Club this Friday nite!! We got the venue on kind of short notice, but judging by the amount of great support we've been receiving from all of you at these parties... this one shouldn't disappoint!! As usual Selecta Brown, Dee Selectress and myself Dj Agent Mulda will be serving up only the best in sweet Reggae and Soca music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Come out early and bring some friends... it's Spring and it's the Long Week-end!! $5 Cover + $4 Bar = U can't go wrong!! Hope to see ya there!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Free Stephan Marley and Kanaan Sunday April 15


World Ski and Snowboard Fest!! Free Stephan Marley and Ka'naan!!


FREE SHOWS DAILY 2:30PM - 5:30PM | OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES STAGE | SKIER'S PLAZA

By the time the lights went down for the final time at the 2006 Outdoor Concert Series and the last band left the stage to thunderous applause the search was already well underway. Now we're scouring the globe and the depths of the underground to complete the 2007 line-up. The challenge? To unite the best musicians from across almost every genre, including hip-hop, rock, jazz, reggae, and alternative to name a few, on one stage for 10 days to perform in what has become Canada's largest FREE outdoor concert series.


STEPHEN MARLEY | SUNDAY APRIL 15TH

If you think you don't know the music of Stephen Marley, you do-you just don't realize it. A member of the celebrated Marley sibling group The Melody Makers since the age of seven, the Grammy winning producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has also been the driving creative force behind the music of his brothers. Stephen's production, performance and writing credits recently earned him two Grammys-giving him a total of five: more than any other Marley family member or reggae artist in history.





K'NAAN | SUNDAY APRIL 15TH

K'NAAN won the 2006 Juno award for best rap recording of the year. Originally from Somalia, but now based in Toronto, this skilled MC/spoken word poet brings an enormous dose of realness and urgency to the hip-hop world. Know for his distinct voice, K'NAAN'S music truly speaks to his African roots, poetry and philosophy. He is on tour with Stephen Marley, and has also toured with the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kewli and Xavier Rudd

This Wednesday (today!), April 11 7pm and 9:30

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Friday 30th March 2007 Carnival Sensations

Joinus at Carnival Sensations
Azure Waterfront Lounge and grill - 770- Pacific Boulevard $15 at the door
Dj's nasty JAg and Earl Da Pearl
Should be awsome

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Justice and Reconciliation Project

UBC's Liu Institute hero-in-residence Erin Baines, who's been incredibly active in Northern Uganda for over four years and has started up an NGO working with young mothers and former child soldiers called the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP). Now, she's looking to take the fundraising campaign online through givemeaning.com and needs just 12 more votes to make it happen! Please take a second and vote! Thank you!

What you're "voting" on is whether you feel the proposed project is worthwhile. When you vote, you're NOT making a financial commitment of any kind; you're simply indicating that you think it's a good idea and should go ahead.

Voting takes less than a minute, and it's easy - so please VOTE NOW, by clicking here
http://www.givemeaning.com/donate/p-project.aspx?gg=984 to review the project profile (and then just click on the Vote icon to cast your vote).

With enough votes, the Project's founder (UBC's own Erin Baines!) can work towards making the idea a reality.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Realities of Race

ANNOUNCING:
UBC Realities of Race Week 2007 | March 19th – 23rd | www.ams.ubc.ca/ror
Articulating the Invisible: Power, Voice, and the Politics of Experience
Upcoming conference at UBC: "Responding to Global
> Health ?Challenges, releasing capacity for
> sustainable
> solutions"??Time: March 16th 4:30 -9pm, and 17th 9am
> -4pm At the Liu ?Institute for Global Issues.
> ??This
> conference will expose students to the wide variety
> of
> UBC ?and community health initiatives underway and
> explore further ?community and student engagement in
> global health. Over two ?days, participants will
> gain significant exposure to global health
> ?initatives
> and insight into the field with a wide range of
> health
> ?experts. Highlights include opening remarks by
> UBC
> president ?Stephen Toope; Posters, dislays and
> networking opportunities with ?UBC and community
> health organizations and a full day of ?workshops
> with
> experts from the field??Cost for the two days is
> 15$.
> For further information visit www.cih.ubc.ca or
> email
> ghealth@interchange.ubc.ca to register.?
>

Friday, March 02, 2007

International Women's Day 2007

International Women's Day 2007
UNITE TO STOP ATTACKS ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS
AT HOME & ABROAD
End Poverty | End War

SATURDAY MARCH 3rd 2007
IWD MARCH & RALLY

Gather at Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
(302 Columbia St) at 11:30am
March to Vancouver Public Library 12:00noon

Thursday, February 22, 2007

CARINIVAL!!!!

It's carnival time again in Trinidad and this year The Reef Restaurant in Vancouver is clearing its tables to jump and wave on a Saturday night! Please join myself DJ Agent Mulda and Selecta Brown on Saturday, March 3rd, 2K7 while we throw down the very best in Soca, Calypso and Reggae muzik for your dancing pleasure until 2am. There will be great drink specials, lots of great people and that irie vibe The Reef is always famous for! Hope to see you there!
For more info. call 604.874.JERK or 604.725.SOCA

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Restaraunt & Club Night Wednesday February 21, 2006

The Caribbean and African Association is inviting everyone to enjoy a night of great African food and Caribbean music at SIMBA'S GRILL and SHINE NIGHTCLUB in downtown Vancouver. The night will begin with African fusion cuisine at Simba's Grill, located at 825 Denman Street (at Robson) at 7:30 pm. At approximately 10:30pm the club will be heading to Shine at 364 Water Street in Gastown for BRUKOUT Wednesday, the hottest reggae night in the city! So come join us to celebrate Black History Month with good friends, music and food. Hope to see you there!

Please direct any questions/inquiries to thecaa@gmail.com

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Voices out of the Night – Chapters, 788 Robson @ Howe, 3rd floor, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 7 PM.

Voices out of the Night –
Chapters, 788 Robson @ Howe, 3rd floor, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 7 PM.

Come out and enjoy Storytellers, Poets, and Dramatists. The Black Writers Network Present "Voices out of the Night," readings from local writers in honour of Black History Month in British Columbia. This year's event will take place at Chapters, 788 Robson @ Howe, 3rd floor, Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 7 PM. More Info: Blackwriters@shaw.ca

Siobhan Barker: A pinch of time, a dash of flavour and large quantities of attitude-- not your Mama's regular recipe. Fiction or Not, 'No Strings Attached' La Luna prez does 'Spring Rites' small to Global Fest large. Flowing in French or English, Siobhan brings it out of the pot and into the fire.

Roger Blenman, once Bajan now Canadian, blends and mixes words. He is a published poet, a playwright, and an educator.

Fred Booker's "Adventures in Debt Collection" contains deftly written tales that take the reader from the offices of over-extended capitalists to the driveways of the payment-missing masses, and all points in-between. Fred's short story collection has just been released by Commodore Books.

Junie D├ęsil:
"i write. when i can.
In between sleep and waking. while i mark time
with my flamenco shoes i aspire
to dance so much easier sometimes
than pulling out the words
from inside piecing
mother's Creole together is
telling stories murmured
--Junie"

Lesley Ewen is a Jamaican/Scottish actor, writer, director, producer, and video maker living in Vancouver. Some of her work chronicles a journey of self-discovery and an eventual synthesis of hybrid ethnic identity.

Tess Kingston's words come from a place of soul, faith, and survival. A poet and also an accomplished visual artist, Tess, along with Roger, organizes Vancouver's Black Writers' Network.

Dr. Michelle La Flamme is an AFRO-NDN performer and educator. She has written plays "White, Dark and Bittersweet" with Mercedes Baines (1994), "Mixed Messages (2001) and HAYWIRE (2007). This monologue, SOMA TEXT is an excerpt from her recent play, HAYWIRE which documents two mixed blood families who leave Alberta for the fame and fortune of the West Coast only to find that leaving their extended families makes them vulnerable to racism and they discover that living without kin causes things to truly go haywire.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Celebrate Black History Month 2007!

'We Have a Voice; An Anthology of African and Caribbean Student Writing in BC'

Join us for the exciting launch for We Have a Voice. This new anthology features writings by students exploring the academic and personal issues relating to both the African and Caribbean continents and/or transnational experiences. The book sheds light on the experiences of BC's past, present and future students of this descent. All proceeds from sales will go toward a new African and Caribbean Studies resource library at UBC.

The official Anthology launch takes place Thursday February 15 at 7:30pm in Vancouver Public Library's Central branch on 350 West Georgia Street. Admission is free and all are welcome

Book orders may also be placed through emailing thecaa@gmail.com

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tropical Thursdays starting Jan. 18, 2007

Chief Apaak presents Tropical Thursdays starting Jan. 18, 2007

> Music: Rud Boy Mix - Reggae, Dance Hall, Reggae-ton, Salsa, African and
> More.
>
> Place: Fever Night Club, New Westminster, 27 Church Street.
>
> The plan is to provide a regular place for those who Like and Love Tropical
> Music. Pass the info on, send it to those you think will be interested,
> inform your friends, associates, fans and contacts. Listen to African
> Connection on CJSF 90.1FM (www.cjsf.ca) on Saturdays from 2-4pm, you could
> win a VIP pass as well.
>
> http://groups.myspace.com/TropicalThursdays
>

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Museum of Anthropology events


Searching for African Solutions to Contemporary Challenges

Africa Awareness Symposium

Opening Ceremony, Museum of Anthropology

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 5:30 pm (pay as you can; $5 suggested per person)

“Searching for African Solutions to Contemporary Challenges” is the theme of this year’s Africa Awareness Symposium at UBC (January 22-27, 2007). MOA is co-hosting the opening event, which features a choral rendition of “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” and a keynote speaker. The symposium provides unique opportunities for members of UBC and the public to focus on contemporary issues in Africa. For conference information, please contact africa-awareness@mail.arts.ubc.ca.



EXHIBITIONS

The Village is Tilting: Dancing AIDS in Malawi

February 6 – September 3, 2007

Opening Reception Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm

Guest Curator’s Talk Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm



Perceptions of Africa: A Dialogue

Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10, 2007, Great Hall

$9 per night or $20 for the three-session series; student rate $7 per night or $15 for series

(call 604.827.5618 in January for ticket information)

In association with the exhibition, The Village is Tilting: Dancing AIDS in Malawi, MOA is proud to present “Perceptions of Africa: A Dialogue,” three evenings of presentations, conversation, and reflection on themes of Africa, AIDS, and representation of Africa by the West.

The African continent, rich in diversity, culture, and complexity, is often viewed in a context of despair and desperation that excludes the other multifaceted realities that exist in a continent of over fifty countries. Through this Dialogue, we will review some of the ways in which African countries are represented in the west, look at ways in which African countries are finding their own solutions in addressing AIDS, and create a forum where the public can participate in reviewing, responding to, and reflecting on these themes.

Along with African students, presenters include Michael Gondwe, National Education Coordinator for the Museums of Malawi; Juliet Tembe, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of The AIDS Support Organization; and Douglas Curran, photographer, collector, and guest curator of The Village is Tilting: Dancing AIDS in Malawi. This is the second in the Museum’s annual Global Dialogue series, following on our very successful “Dialogue of Cities” event last June.

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Representations of Africa

Friday, March 9, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

African Agency, Local Initiatives, and AIDS

Saturday, March 10, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Respond, Reflect, Engage: A Discussion

Reception to follow