Horace Ove and Lil X – just two of several Trinidadian icons taking part in this summer’s CaribbeanTales Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEToronto – June 28, 2007 A host of Trinidadian celebrities and filmmakers will be in Toronto this summer to participate in the 2nd Annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival. The celebration of Caribbean film and television will feature legendary filmmaker Horace Ove, music video guru ‘Lil X” and Gayelle the Channel’s Chris Laird – just…

Drum Beat

The multimedia artist Elspeth Duncan from Trinidad recently spent time here (lucky us!), and posted this about her experiences working with us on a documentary about Master drummer Muhtadi Thomas: The name Muhtadi means ‘rightly guided’. As he says, if each one of us looks back on our lives, we will see that we have…

Miss Lou in Miami

Two clips from “Miss Lou Then & Now” that will screen on Thursday 17 May, at 6.30 pm, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. After the screening, writers Malachi Smith, Donna Weir-Soley, Andrea Smith, and Geoffrey Philp will perform some of the Jamaican icon’s works. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxOFHTs5zHk]Miss Lou:”Know from whence you came!”[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WjUNa-h-A]Miss Lou: The first…

Thanks for responding

Grateful acknoledgements to all who responded, and continue to respond, to my post Broadcast “Dialogue”?; who emailed, called me, or just hailed me up on the street. All your comments are posted at the bottom of the page here, along with some comments I received from the publisher of Broadcast Dialogue. Bobby, please post this…

KOBO TOWN

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to Kingston, ON where I was the production co-ordinator for a documentary we’re making about the band “KoboTown” for Leda Serene’s new series for Bravo!, on Canadian-Caribbean Musicians and Composers. We spent two days in Kingston. The first location that we shot at was the Octave Theatre,…

Hero

“You, the Queen, should be ashamed!”Reprinted from Guardian Unlimited,Tuesday March 27, 2007 All was solemn at the slavery service in Westminster Abbey … until a bright-shirted demonstrator let loose, says David Smith who watched the drama unfold.The Archbishop had just delivered his main address and the service had moved on to “confession and absolution”. But…

Canada honours Leonie Forbes

Actor and Broadcaster Leonie Forbes will be honoured with an Award of Excellence at this year’s ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto on April 14th. The award recognises a film artist who has achieved success in the Canadian and International film industry despite all challenges. Previous recipients include Bollywood star Shabana Azmi and famed Aboriginal actor…