Chaka V. Grier

Miles Davis The Birth Of The Cool

Jean-Marie Périer

Stanley Nelson's intricate doc portrait fascinatingly delves into the jazz legend's relationships with women Read more


Our Dance Of Revolution

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Our Dance Of Revolution charts the evolution of activist organizing, from the early 70s to the AIDS crisis in the 80s and Black Lives Matter at the Pride parade Read more

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Director Dorottya Zurbó's day-in-the-life doc follows an 18-year-old Somali refugee as she pursues a modelling career Read more


Farmer-turned-activist Máxima Acuña takes on a mining corporation in Claudia Sparrow's heartbreaking and infuriating film Read more


Philip Pike traces the history of Black queer activism in Toronto, ensuring the Canadian experience no longer lives in the shadow of the U.S. Read more


Doc about villagers in Morocco protesting a silver mine is a timely, but light on substance Read more


Cheryl Thompson Beauty In A Box

Josh Yang

In her book Beauty In A Box, author Cheryl Thompson delves into the social, political and corporate history of Black women's hair in Canada Read more


The new album from L.A.-based Canadian singer and Solange collaborator AKUA is unsparing, beautiful and cathartic. Read more

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Yung Yemi

This International Women's Day edition also includes new music on buzzy Toronto electronic labels Bare Selection and Bedroomer and a new #NOWplaying playlist Read more

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Album review: Cochemea's All My Relations – The new album from the Dap-Kings multi-instrumentalist delves into his Latin-Yaqui and Mescalero Apache ancestry, with stops in the 1970s Bronx. Read more

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On Crushing, Aussie singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin explores autonomy, as well as power dynamics between lovers, while elevating the drama of longing and resentment. Read more

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Matt Barnes

iskwē's new video Little Star, released on the anniversary of acquittals in the Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine cases, is an ode to young, Indigenous lives lost and a recrimination of a society that has repeatedly turned a blind eye to tragedies. Read more


The singer/songwriter's new project is a call to take note of whose stories we hear the most and whose we don't – a lesson that stretches beyond Montreal Read more


After six years, the music-meets-art event calls it quits, but programmer Bojana Stancic says something new is coming Read more


The singer/songwriter brings glamour and depth to love and heartbreak, sidestepping hackneyed lyrics and bringing magic to the mundane Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto's newly minted executive director Kiana "Rookz" Eastmond has big plans for building sustainability and bringing it back to its roots. Read more


Desmond Cole, Jill Andrew, Julie Crooks, Jah Grey and Twysted Miyake-Mugler are working toward a city free from anti-Black racism Read more

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Christian Lantry

Even beyond Kelly, dream hampton's six-part Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly contains important truths about the legal system, treatment of Black women and how violence perpetuates. Read more


Dani Elwell, Garvia Bailey and Heather Bambrick, all recently of Jazz.FM91, are behind the new JAZZCAST stream. Expect podcasts, live performances, interviews and more. Read more


Album review: Alessia Cara's The Pains Of Growing. The Brampton singer’s sophomore release is wholly dedicated – in a wonderfully genuine way – to the challenging, gratifying and unpredictable world of adulting. Read more

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