By Tonte Spiff
This year marks the 1st annual Alternative Pride Toronto Festival which is an independent, non-corporate, artist-led music and arts festival celebrating queer artists and spaces. It takes place over a span of 4 days (June 20 – June 24), presenting unique and diverse events including warehouse take-overs, outdoor urban activations, wild gallery parties, and grimey underground after-hours – all while raising money for some important Toronto queer charities.
By Moboluwajidide Joseph
When speaking with Ayo Leilani and SunSun, our conversation was filled with laughter as I tried to piece together their experiences as two queer women of colour living in Toronto, with careers as professional music artists. The duo, with Mas Aya who is their drummer, comprise Above Top Secret: a Toronto based music group whose distinct sound can be described as an eclectic mix of hip-hop, dub, electro and soul.