NEWSLETTER

Updated:  August 28, 2002

My newsletter is coming out one day early this week, as I’m fortunate enough to be attending the NABFEME conference.  Look for plenty of exciting recap stories in next week’s edition!  This week features a sad story about our own BAMBOO, more NABFEME updates, updates on GLENN LEWIS, SANDRA CALDWELL and MUSIQ, and lots more tidbits.  Please keep in mind that I won’t be in the office on Thursday and Friday – please send all emails to langfieldent@rogers.com.  


YOU have the opportunity to check out part of the NABFEME activities on Thursday with the WOMEN WHO JAM concert featuring AMERIE, SHARISSA, KHIA, JULLY BLACK, SHY LUV, MOTION, ANGEL DUSS, MELANIE DURANT, NATASHA WATERMAN, MOSEAH and other local Toronto artists currently being aired on FLOW 93.5 FM.  Remember that you can buy advance tickets for $30 at FLOW 93.5.  Check below for more info!  And special thanks to our friends at toronto.com for including this event in their listings! (CLICK HERE for toronto.com listing!)


Happy Labour Day!!  Another long weekend is upon us!  Please celebrate it with safety!  You can click on any of the titles of the items listed and it will take you to my newsletter page.  This newsletter is designed to welcome all the new members, give you some updated entertainment-related news, provide you with our upcoming event listings and recap some of last week’s events.   Welcome to those who are new members.  I will also highlight events for the next 10 days so click on EVENTS.

 

THE SCOOP

 

TORONTO’S SANDRA CALDWELL STARS WITH WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND DANNY GLOVER

Produced by Spike Lee’s 40 Acres And A Mule and a Showtime original movie, “Good Fences” is based on a novel by Erika Ellis and will be directed by Ernest Dickerson, known for his collaborations with Spike Lee.  Set in the 1970s, Glover will play an attorney who moves his wife (Goldberg) and their two children into an upscale Greenwich, Connecticut neighbourhood after he wins a high-profile case. 

Sandra’s character is Sylvia, who is hired by Whoopi and moves in with the family in Connecticut.  Whoopi hopes to make her a confidante but it doesn’t exactly work out that way. 

The movie has been described as a moving portrait of an upwardly mobile African American family for whom the “American Dream” becomes a nightmare.  When an African American lottery winner also moves in, Glover is alarmed and thinks he will be blamed for a "black invasion."

Goldberg and Glover have worked together before, starring in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 Oscar-nominated film, "The Color Purple." Goldberg received an Oscar nomination in that film for her portrayal of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900s.

 

THE BAMBOO IS CLOSING!!

After 20 years in business, the Bamboo is closing its doors in October 2002!  What a loss to Toronto’s entertainment industry! 
Originally a private club called MBC, the Boo, as it came to be called, started when its only real hip competition on Queen was the Vortex, a coffee house. Like the Riverboat in the '60s, and the El Mocambo in the '70s, the Boo flourished in the '80s with the arrival of a new generation of club-crawlers.  It's fame escalated through its ties to local artists such as Barbara Klunder, who showed paintings on its walls, to the Festival of Festivals — now the Toronto International Film Festival — and to the new reggae scene, with bands like Messenjah and the Sattalites.  Perhaps you’ll want to make a special effort to check out Ibadan and Belinda Brady on Saturday, August 31st in order to catch one of the last few live reggae performances!  Please see the attached article from the Toronto Star which outlines all the details. 

Aug. 20, 2002. 10:03 PM The Bamboo curtain's down on Queen St. W.

By Peter Goddard
Entertainment Reporter, The Toronto Star

LAST CALL: After 20 years on Queen St. W., the Bamboo nightclub will soon be closing down.  For its 20th anniversary this summer, the Bamboo club has some dramatic plans — it's shutting its doors.

At the very least, the funky reggae-loving flagship of Toronto '80s-'90s street culture is leaving its familiar 312 Queen St. W. address, with its eye-popping wall graphics and the friendly open-air bar on its roof.
 
Club co-owners Patti Habib and Richard O'Brien have until Oct. 31 to close the trend-setting club, sources have told The Star.  Another tenant has already signed a lease for the building, which before its nightclub days was a wicker warehouse and a Chinese laundry.  "The landlord wants $240,000 a year in rent," says Habib. "I don't know if he's going to get that. But he's got a firm deal from someone else. For us, it was never about the rent. The building needs $750,000 to fix up everything. But I just don't have the money to renovate it."

The landlord couldn't be reached for comment, but sources say the new tenant is Charles Khabouth, who pioneered club life in Toronto's entertainment district when he opened the $1.1 million Stilife in 1988.  Unavailable for comment yesterday, Khabouth now operates the Guvernment nightspot on Queens Quay E. His new club at the Bamboo site is likely to be called Charlie's.

But a new Bamboo is already in the planning stages, says O'Brien. He will likely run the club without Habib, who he's known since their days together as CBC radio producers.   Slated to open March 17 next year, the new club will be housed in the recently closed The Pier marine museum in the Harbourfront complex of buildings on Queens Quay W. Costing $2.5 million to open in 1998, The Pier was unable to attract big enough crowds to cover its $168,000 annual rent.

O'Brien plans to spend $500,000 to convert the Pier's 23,000 square feet into "an environmental lounge."   "It'll have solar panels, solar water heaters, and wind turbines. It'll be like the old Bamboo, except it'll be a bit more French in flavour. It'll be a bit more influenced by Martinique than by Jamaica.   "I know Patti is having trouble about leaving the old place. But that's her. There's no way I'm not moving. I don't have one smidgen of regret about moving, either. And if she wants to keep the original name, then I'll call the new place the Bambu. It's a little more French that way, anyhow."

Originally a private club called MBC, the Boo, as it came to be called, started when its only real hip competition on Queen was the Vortex, a coffee house. Like the Riverboat in the '60s, and the El Mocambo in the '70s, the Boo flourished in the '80s with the arrival of a new generation of club-crawlers.  It's fame escalated through its ties to local artists such as Barbara Klunder, who showed paintings on its walls, to the Festival of Festivals — now the Toronto International Film Festival — and to the new reggae scene, with bands like Messenjah and the Sattalites.

"The Bamboo was a constant cultural community exchange," remembers publicist Joanne Smale. "It was about artists, not just musicians. It was also about the tropics, too, or something out of South Florida. And, of course, there was the food."

Although Habib and O'Brien had the ultimate mailing list in town, reaching a who's who of club-going trendies, they weren't restaurateurs. But by hiring Wendy Young, a specialist in Thai cuisine, and Vera Khan, a cook trained in Trinidad, they brought the Bamboo its own distinctive cuisine. But friends of O'Brien and Habib say both want to move on to something new. For him, that's a new club. For her, that will probably mean getting out of the club business entirely.  "She's lived the Bamboo," says one long-time pal. "What more can she give?"  The aftershocks of Sept. 11 caused business to trail off last fall and Habib started to feel that she "just wanted out."   Although her attempts last May to sell the business didn't pan out, she may now get her wish.  "It's just sad," she said yesterday.

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

 

NABFEME UPDATE!

Check out all the exciting updates on who is speaking at, being honoured and performing at this year’s NABFEME on August 29 – September 1, 2002 at the Sheraton in downtown Toronto!  See more>>>> for all registration fees.  The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, NABFEME, the ultimate network of female powerhouses, will assemble in Toronto, Canada for their Second Annual International Women's Leadership Summit.  Female trailblazers in all sectors of the music and entertainment industry will convene at the Sheraton Centre, August 29 - September 1st for 3 days of power networking, entertainment and empowerment.  www.womenet.org

 

 

GLENN LEWIS EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOURS, MAKES ACTING DEBUT, AND TEAMS UP WITH AMEL LARRIEUX

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

Neo-soul sensation Glenn Lewis is packing his bags in anticipation of the “Hennessy Privilege Music Tour.” He will be taking the stage alongside fellow R&B stars Kelly Price and Dave Hollister. The tour will be hitting select cities nation-wide starting September 25 (dates to be announced).   Prior to the U.S. tour, Glenn will be performing in his native country on a series of concerts throughout Canada. He was recently honored at the Canadian Music Awards by winning the R&B Male Vocalist of the Year award.

In the midst of all the tour preparation, Glenn found time to team up with fellow Epic artist Amel Larrieux to record the soulful duet What’s Come Over Me, the third single released from the Epic soundtrack, The Barbershop. The MGM movie is directed by Tim Story and stars Ice Cube, Eve, and Cedric the Entertainer. The movie opens September 13 and the soundtrack is in stores August 27.

Glenn also makes his acting debut with a cameo appearance in the upcoming movie Maid in Manhattan. The Columbia-Tristar film stars Jennifer Lopez and is slated for release at the end of the year. In the movie, Glenn plays himself and performs two songs that will also be featured on the Epic Records soundtrack for Maid in Manhattan.

 

 

THE “MUSIQ” INDUSTRY: Musiq talks about balancing business and art.

Can a record label successfully market mad creativity? Jill Scott’s debut album suggests that it can happen, although her label, Hidden Beach, aggressively marketed her album after units sold on word-of-mouth. More importantly, how does an innovative artist find satisfaction in today’s music industry, an industry that is focused on musical formulas and marketing?  R&B artist Musiq spoke to EUR/RadioScope about these issues. According to Musiq, it’s about finding common ground. He admits that “common ground” may mean that an artist compromises a little.   “In order for me to be able to function in the music industry there [are] certain things that I have to do along the lines of compromising,” he said. “It is a business at the end of the day,” he adds.

This does not mean that Musiq is selling out or that he’s mad at his label (for the record he says his label supports him “a whole lot.”) However, it does mean that with each album, Musiq has to strike a balance between his art and the business side of selling records. “I wanna be … the kind of artist that can just do whatever I wanna do,” he says, "but I have to do things that are profitable ... It’s a give and take type thing.”  Musiq gave two examples of where he has recently compromised. The first is with songs that made it onto his current set, “Juslissen.”   “There [are] a lot of songs I wanted to do that didn’t make the album.”

There are many subject matters that the singer would like to address in his music, but he confesses that if the topic is not close to what’s already out there, the chances that a label will gamble on it or that his audience will relate to it, are small.   “Most people are more accustomed to love songs,” he says, “and there’s more to write about than love songs is all I’m saying.”  The second compromise concerns his recent name change from Musiq Soulchild to simply Musiq.  “In a nutshell [Soulchild] means being true to myself as an artist. I just felt that it was difficult for me to live up to that and maintain a professional career,” he said.  Musiq says he may add Soulchild, again, when he’s at a point in his career where he has more creative control.  The Philly native seemed optimistic but realistic. He says he’s wisened-up between his first and second albums.  “I’ve learned a lot about the music business,” he says.

 

 

SUZANNE DE PASSE TO PRODUCE REVAMPING OF “ÏT’S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO”

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

After 15 years of being the only late night variety show of its ilk, the nationally-syndicated “It’s Showtime At The Apollo” is due for an overhaul. Well, sort of. Suzanne de Passe, Chairman and CEO of de Passe Entertainment and a celebrated icon in the television and music industries, will assume the position of producer of the weekly series, with The Heritage Network serving as its sales and distribution arm. According to a rep, the partnership with The Heritage Network and de Passe Entertainment is the first of many such “strategic alliances designed to catapult the Apollo to new and dynamic heights of entertainment excellence,” setting the stage for the much-anticipated launch of an Apollo entertainment franchise, which will include Apollo Television and Apollo Records. "I am extremely excited to return to Harlem, where I was born and raised. It is indeed an honor to serve as the executive producer of ‘Showtime at The Apollo,’" said Ms. de Passe, who won her second Emmy award in 1985 as executive producer of the acclaimed television special “Motown Returns to The Apollo.” In addition, Ms. de Passe has produced several other award winning television programs including "Lonesome Dove," "Sister, Sister," "The Jacksons: An American Dream," "The Temptations" and "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever." The new season of “It’s Showtime At The Apollo” is scheduled to begin taping immediately at the historic venue.

 

 

LADY OF SOUL AWARDS

The Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards were held on Saturday, August 24th.  Despite much controversy and petitions, Ashanti
, who's sold more than 2.3 million copies of her self-titled debut album, led all other performers with five nominations, also captured one award: best new solo artist. The late singer Aaliyah's single "Rock the Boat" won two awards: best R&B solo single and song of the year. In the group category, Destiny's Child won best R&B/soul album of the year for "Survivor" and best R&B single for "Emotion."   Co-hosts for the eighth annual awards program were Arsenio Hall, Jill Scott and Shemar Moore. Winners were determined by an unspecified group of radio programmers, recording artists and music retail employees.  The other winners were:

R&B/soul album of the year, solo artist: "Songs in A Minor," by Alicia Keys

R&B/soul or rap music video: "One Minute Man," by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott

R&B/soul or rap new artist, for group, band or duo: "Night & Day," by Isyss featuring Jadakiss

Gospel album: "Believe," by Yolanda Adams

Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement: Angela Bassett.

 

 

LITTLE RICHARD RETIRES

Little Richard is readying for retirement. The Rock ‘N’ Roll icon has declared that once his current U.S. tour wraps at the end of the year, it’ll be the last of him singing “Tutti-Frutti.” The 69-year-old perform received an NAACP Image Award this year for lifetime achievement, where he first announced that he would retire. “If you want me, you better bring me,” admonished the singer. In a more recent statement, Richard said, "I've been making music since I was eight years old, and I'm tired now. I've never taken a vacation. I work every day, year in, year out. I think that when you get tired, it's time to move over. Since this is the end, I'm gonna give everything I've got in every show I have left." The self-proclaimed “originator of Rock ‘N’ Roll” will return to his home state of Georgia to catch up on some much-needed rest at the year’s end. It’s no secret that Richard was a tremendous influence on Rock acts like the Beatles. Said Richard: "Paul McCartney would watch me every night when I was up on stage. Paul idolized me and admired my energy. The way you see Mick Jagger and Tina Turner walk all over the stage is what I used to do. That's where they all got it from."

 

 

TIDBITS

 

KING IS POP, AGAIN: Michael Jackson has new baby

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

The kid is apparently his son. People magazine is reporting that the King of Pop is a pop, again. According to the mag, Michael Jackson showed up backstage at a recent Siegfried and Roy show in Las Vegas with his son Prince Michael, daughter Paris Michael and a 6-month-old baby he referred to as his third child.
The mag says that Michael introduced him as Prince Michael II. There's been no confirmation on who the baby's mama is, though his ex-wife and mother of the first two children, Debbie Rowe, has not been ruled out. Apparently the two are still close.

 

 

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: 3LW becomes 2LW for now.

Excerpt from www.eurweb.com

Talk about Destiny's Child déjà vu. Naturi Naughton of the group 3LW told New York City radio jock Wendy Williams that she has been forced out of the group.  There had been grumblings and rumors that the other two, Kiely Williams and Adrienne Bailon, had problems with Naughton.  According to MTV, Naughton said she received repeated complaints about her performance, her image and her loyalty to the group from 3LW's management, which, is run by Kiely's legal guardian, Michelle Williams. (No, not Michelle from Destiny's Child.)   Doesn't this sound all too familiar, though? Naughton added that the group was already rehearsing a replacement.

 

 

JOB WEBSITES

Thanks to Darleen Hendrickson, here is a listing of job websites for those of you looking for a career change!

 

HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK!

 

SYREETA NEAL AT BLUES ON BELLAIR ON TUESDAYS

The time has come for ya'll to see what Syreeta Neal is really all about.  She will be showcasing her original material at the Blues On Bellair club on Tuesdays.  If you like Sade, India.Arie, N'dea Davenport or just Blues in general then you'll enjoy Syreeta's music. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
SYREETA NEAL
Blues on Bellair
25 Bellair Street (Yorkville)
9:30 pm, 11:00 pm
Pay what you vibe!

 

 

IBADAN AT BAMBOO – AUGUST 31, 2002

The Mighty IBADAN once again graces the stage of the Bamboo!  And this time with the HOT Belinda Brady!! Culminating all of their experiences, IBADAN has released their debut album/CD ‘Do It’, now playing in Malta, Australia, New Mexico, Brazil, Holland and on their native soil, Canada. Walboomers Music in Holland is the place to purchase the album in Europe. Canada has a bonafide star in the musical talents of IBADAN.  A band noted for their powerfully conscious original music laced with smooth rhythms and piercing lyrics. This versatile group is also well noted for thrilling audiences with homage paid to the pioneers of reggae with strong Studio One sets, Bob Marley tributes and Dennis Brown standards. Called ‘the tightest band in reggae today’, by promoter Allan Jones, IBADAN takes their audiences on a thirty-year reggae journey at any given performance and leaves them wanting more and more.  Placing these musical images in their audiences minds are silky smooth singer, Mark Swaby (K-nyne, which he insists is pronounced NINE) soon to be a dominant ‘voice’ in reggae today. Peter ‘Burna’ Holung the leader of this ship steadies the flow with tight, fat bass lines. On drums dropping the steady reggae beat is Brownee. On rhythm and lead keys, is Edwin Harrigan. Chris ‘Buddy Miles’ Shim contributes to fills and lead on guitar.   Check out IBADAN!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
IBADAN with Belinda Brady
BAMBOO
312 Queen Street West
10:30 pm
$10
Door Prize: 2 Copies of Master T's Reggae Vibes, Session One. Must be the first to email and be able to pick it up @ the beginning of the second set.

 

NEW EVENTS

 

WOMEN WHO JAM – THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

Good news for those who have asked me about the Women Who Jam concert scheduled for next Thursday at Capitol Theatre.  I had originally thought that this concert was for those registered for the conference only.  I'm happy to report that this is not so!  This amazing and unique concert is part of NABFEME's (the National Association for Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment) three-day conference.  Here are the details.

"Women Who Jam!" is an all female concert and show that showcases the power and quality of Black female artists.  Unlike any predecessors, "Women Who Jam!" seeks to capture the consumers of R&B, Hip Hop and Spoken Word entertainment with a quality array of Black female artists.   Whether the artist is a "Superstar," a baby act or an unknown...  this is the chance to shine.  We will target, cultivate and "super-serve" the market that is starving for this type of showcase! 

Expect a truly special night of women celebrating in song in front of the real decision-makers of the world entertainment industry.  Here's who you'll catch - ALL IN ONE NIGHT IN ONE CONCERT!!

AMERIE (Columbia Records)
SHARISSA (Motown Records)
KHIA (Artemis)
JULLY BLACK (MCA)
SHY LUV
MOTION
ANGEL DUSS
MELANIE DURANT

NATASHA WATERMAN
MOSEAH
Other local Toronto artists currently being aired on FLOW 93.5 FM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2002
NABFEME's Women Who Jam! The all female concert!
Sponsored by FLOW 93.5 Urban FM
Capitol Event Theatre
2492 Yonge Street (2 blocks north of Eglinton Avenue)
$40 at the door
8:00 pm

Hosts: Jemeni and Geena Lee from FLOW 93.5 FM, A. J. Johnson (actress, Baby Boy) and Namugenyi Kiwanuka (VJ - Much Music)

 

FUNK ‘N SOUL REVIVAL – PART II – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2002

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  On Friday, September 13th, just three short months after the successful inaugural launch of Funk ‘n Soul Revival, LaunchPath Projects’ Chris Bennett is setting the stage for the next big band sound and R&B-themed showcase featuring a plethora of talent from the vast pool of Toronto’s soul artists.  This edition of Funk ‘n Soul is being held at Revival Bar, located at 783 College Street.   Funk ‘n Soul Part II will feature the funky renditions of several local Toronto artists including Alana Bridgewater (recently signed with Crash Records out of the UK), Katie Burgess (
releasing her debut CD in 2002 and just completed track with Spired, Erykah Badu’s former background singer), Christopher Rouse (group member for Warner USA recording artists Othello, now entering into the solo arena), Dione Taylor (currently studying music at Humber College in the jazz program and co-leader of Soular), Shawn Hewitt (eclectic singer/songwriter with influences of hypnotic rhythms and Afro-Beat), Rachael Berry (performer at 2002 Honey Jam and currently working on solo album), Jason Jackson (currently in cast of Lion King), Natasha Waterman (performer at 2002 Honey Jam and also working on her debut CD),  Brother J”, Crystal Clear (hip hopera performer at 2002 Honey Jam) and Neil Donell.  The band keeping it funky, again, will be Soular (drums, bass, keys, guitar, sax, trumpet, trombone and percussion).  Come and celebrate passion for your soul.

FRIDAY, SEPTMEBER 13
FUNK ‘N SOUL REVIVAL
Revival Bar
783 College Street
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door
More info.:  Chris Bennett at 416-835-4068
www.funkandsoulrevival.com

 

 


WEEKEND EVENTS
AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2002


 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
NABFEME's Women Who Jam! The all female concert!
Sponsored by FLOW 93.5 Urban FM
Capitol Event Theatre
2492 Yonge Street (2 blocks north of Eglinton Avenue)
$40 at the door
8:00 pm
Hosts
: Jemeni and Geena Lee from FLOW 93.5 FM, A. J. Johnson (actress, Baby Boy) and Namugenyi Kiwanuka (VJ - Much Music)
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: "Women Who Jam!" is an all female concert and show that showcases the power and quality of Black female artists.  Unlike any predecessors, "Women Who Jam!" seeks to capture the consumers of R&B, Hip Hop and Spoken Word entertainment with a quality array of Black female artists.   Whether the artist is a "Superstar," a baby act or an unknown...  this is the chance to shine.  We will target, cultivate and "super-serve" the market that is starving for this type of showcase!  Expect a truly special night of women celebrating in song in front of the real decision-makers of the world entertainment industry.  Here's who you'll catch - ALL IN ONE NIGHT IN ONE CONCERT!!  Performers include:  AMERIE (Columbia Records); SHARISSA (Motown Records); KHIA (Artemis); JULLY BLACK (MCA);j SHY LUV; MOTION; ANGEL DUSS; MELANIE DURANT; NATASHA WATERMAN; MOSEAH and other local Toronto artists currently being aired on FLOW 93.5 FM.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28– SEPTEMBER 3
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - VAREKAI
Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
For Tickets (416) 861-1017

Ticket Information
Tickets are available at the Cirque du Soleil website or through the Admission Network at (416) 861-1017 or 1-800-361-4595. For group reservations for 40 adults or more call the box office at (514) 722-2324 or 1-800-450-1480. Prices range from $65 to $85 for adults, and $45.50 to $59.50 for children (2 to 12 years). For students (13 to 17 years) and senior citizens (65 plus), prices are from $58.50 to $76.50, weekdays only (Tuesday to Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m.).

EVENT PROFILE: Varekai  - the latest live creation from Cirque du Soleil, explores an extraordinary world deep within a forest.  I think that every person breathing on this planet should experience the magic of Varekai.  Whatever it takes to go and see this show while it’s in town, DO IT!  The incredible athletic performances, symphony of sounds and divine humour will move you.  It left me speechless – there’s no adjective to describe it anyway.  An incredible, first-class, no-stone-unturned show.  Take your kids, bring a date, go solo!  It just doesn’t matter – just see it.  You will be afraid to blink in fear of missing one spectacular performance!  Here are all the details that you’ll need to know about the show while it is in Toronto. 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Kenny Moran, Rohan Staton/Trust, Roger Williams, Neil Brathwaite, Deryck Roche

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

IBADAN
BAMBOO

312 Queen Street West
10:30 pm
$10

Door Prize: 2 Copies of Master T's Reggae Vibes, Session One. Must be the first to email and be able to pick it up @ the beginning of the second set.

EVENT PROFILE: Canada’s contribution to the reggae industry is the mighty IBADAN.  Culminating all of their experiences, IBADAN has released their debut album/CD ‘Do It’, now playing in Malta, Australia, New Mexico, Brazil, Holland and on their native soil, Canada. Walboomers Music in Holland is the place to purchase the album in Europe. Placing these musical images in their audiences minds are silky smooth singer, Mark Swaby (K-nyne, which he insists is pronounced NINE) soon to be a dominant ‘voice’ in reggae today. Peter ‘Burna’ Holung the leader of this ship steadies the flow with tight, fat bass lines. On drums dropping the steady reggae beat is Brownee. On rhythm and lead keys, is Edwin Harrigan. Chris ‘Buddy Miles’ Shim contributes to fills and lead on guitar.   Check out IBADAN!

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Dione Taylor, Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Justin Abedin, Dafydd Hughes and David French.

 

 


NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 2 - 8, 2002


 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Mackie Langford, Rohan Staton, Roger Williams, Deryck Roche

 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
VIP JAM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Revival Bar
783 College Street (at Shaw)
10:00 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Rich Brown, Andrew Craig and Shamakah Ali with various local artists.

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
JAM SESSION
Lava Lounge
507 College Street (west of Bathurst)
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Calvin Beale, Michael Shand, Joe Bowden, Thomas Reynolds and various local artists.

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
PEPPA SEED MOTOWN REVIVAL
Indian Motorcycle
355 King Street
10:30 pm
NO COVER

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Divine Earth Essence, Mackie Langford, Rohan Staton, Roger Williams, Deryck Roche

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
SOULAR
College Street Bar
574 College Street (at Manning)
10:30 pm
$5.00

EVENT PROFILE
: Featuring Dione Taylor, Sandy Mamane, Davide Direnzo, Justin Abedin, Dafydd Hughes and David French.

 

 

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