“Yes Techno Is Black Music Too”
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“Yes Techno Is Black Music Too”

Those reading my recent columns in The Community Contact may have noticed my recent quest to claims various forms of popular music in the name of Black music innovators....

Papa Don’t Take No Mess
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Papa Don’t Take No Mess

“You done messed up, you forgot something,” that’s what my father said to me in the Covid spring of 2020. He had just tuned in to my CBC Radio-One...

House Music All Night Long
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House Music All Night Long

In recent issues ago of the Contact, I spoke about the Black roots of disco music. I’d like to get into a bit of the history of disco’s heir...

Enter Zach Zoya
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Enter Zach Zoya

“I knew how rich and vibrant the scene was here (Montreal) so I just kind of came over and tried to make it happen and within a year I’d...

The Journey Of Disco
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The Journey Of Disco

By 1979, the music genre that was known as “disco” had reached rock bottom in more ways than one. “Disco Sucks” became the slogan of choice of those who...

Talkin’ All That Jazz
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Talkin’ All That Jazz

In the last issue of The Montreal Community Contact, I spoke about all the great shows coming up later this month at The Montreal International Jazz Festival. As I...

The Jazz Fest Returns: More free shows
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The Jazz Fest Returns: More free shows

On June 30, The Montreal Jazz Festival returns to the concert halls and the streets of downtown Montreal after a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2020,...

The roots of Lorraine Klaasen’s music
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The roots of Lorraine Klaasen’s music

South African born songstress Lorraine Klaasen will be performing in Montreal for the first time in a few years when she will surely thrill, audiences on May 21, at...

Sometimes It Snows In April
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Sometimes It Snows In April

On April 21st of 2016, the world of music lovers from around the planet said goodbye to Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to music fans by given first name....

The Crossover
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The Crossover

The late, great Bobby White, who was also a controversial but well-respected columnist for The Community Contact, shared a priceless story with me many years ago. Philly music legend...