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A February 20 panel discussion about black artists making stereotype-challenging music is now viewable online Read more

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The Dora Award-winning dub poet and playwright responds to NOW's cover story on power and privilege in the Toronto music scene Read more

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Bryan Dickie

Our cover story on racism in the T.O. music scene hits a nerve in Jane-Finch Read more

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Michie Mee, Casey Mecija and Ian Kamau, three artists who contributed to our Racism In Music cover story visit CBC Radio q to discuss their experiences as people of colour in Toronto's music scene. Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"I feel like music is the one art form where it can be all about you and your story, and in fact, people want to hear your story. As a booker, when you come to me, I want to hear those stories, no matter who you are." Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"Racism works because white privilege is real, and if I was a white man, why the fuck would I want to give it up?" Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"No one wants to hear what this rapper girl has to say. They want to know, 'Okay, who is the black guy in charge of her and then who is the white guy in charge of him?'" Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"Other types of music are typically marginalized." Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"We're about to put out a record, and we can't find one publicity firm in this country that has a roster of people of colour." Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"Looking at yourself and questioning whether you’re racist is a heavy thing to deal with. But there’s no easy way to get to any new consciousness and open-mindedness." Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"Sometimes I wonder how I’m viewed, as an indigenous woman living in Toronto. My awareness of all the missing and murdered indigenous women means there’s always an underlying fear." Read more

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"The Drakes, Weeknds, et cetera, are still embraced by the international scene before they’re fully celebrated and supported here." Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"When Ohbijou was called a 'multiculti band' or our music was referred to as 'world music,' it was obviously a conflation of how our bodies look and not what our music actually sounds like." Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"I’ve been in Canada for 10 years, and when I think about Canada then and now, it’s the same. I’m still the one brown girl among all these white men." Read more

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