Thursday, February 22, 2007


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

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:

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

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