By Kassandra Sharma
Jian Hennings’ Grace & Saleem was the feature film of opening night at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival 2020. A fantastic choice to headline the theme of the night “Trini In Me” the film is a sweet retelling of a troupe we all know too well. Boy meets girl, and girl meets boy and his beat up, old pickup truck. And thus, our rocky yet romantic tale unfolds.
By Janica Maya
The protest on anti-Black racism in Toronto has now become a global action bringing many local artists to the streets of Toronto, to show solidarity and support through their art.
Toronto’s infamous Graffiti Alley attracts many people with its bright colours and vibrant images. The initiative “Paint the City Black” gathered over 40 artists to transform the alley with multiple murals to show recognition and solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement.
By Kassandra Sharma
We all witnessed the unfortunate murder of George Floyd by police and the spark it ignited with the Black Lives Mattermovement worldwide. It can be a little overwhelming to know where to start learning more about racism and how you can contribute or do your part to help the cause. But there is a wealth of resources available, produced and delivered in a variety of media as educational tools.
Books are, of course, always a good place to start. Here are some popular and lesser-known titles VIBE105 recommends.
By Kassandra Sharma (Twitter: @KassSabrina Instagram: @_kassandrasabrina)
Luminato Festival Toronto is an international arts festival that hosts a multitude of performances which exhibits various media creations and crafts that go well beyond the normal boundaries of art. Founded in 2007 by David Pecaut and Tony Gagliano, Luminato had to reinvent its regular delivery tactics due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, thus the entire festival went virtual this year.
The three-day festival took place from June 11th – June 13th and contained innovative and educational pieces. I had the pleasure of viewing the Henry G20 Sneak Peek followed by the Activism During The Pandemic panel.
By Thérèse Bo-Wenge
Many of us are working from home and striving to maintain productivity during these unprecedented times. Even those faced with free time may also find it challenging. Whether it be setting goals and achieving them, finishing a project or living a healthier lifestyle, we tend to struggle with procrastination.
Here are FIVE habits that lead to productivity and well-being.
By Rukia Mire
While sip and paint is no new concept, with the way the world is working these days, in theory you might think your days of wine-ing and painting with your friends or SO are over…right? Wrong!