Real City Connection: Nov. 7-9
Giving you the best of Montreal’s Urban community and beyond!
Here’s a look at some Urban events happening in our city this weekend!
Starting out this weekend’s list of events is one that hits close to home. Lightah! Strictly Positive Vibes is a session (party) right here in Montreal, celebrating the existence and rise of the sound system culture very prominent at street dances in Kingston, Jamaica.
For only $5, the LightahMTL Group including Montreal-based Reggae artist Seed Organization, as well as RCola, The Robbery and the night’s Host Clinton Sly, will provide you with music and be sure to keep the L’Alize Bar crowd rocking from 10 pm onwards. For more information on Lightah! see the event page here or look out for the latest Lightah information here.
Go out, support with positive vibes and don’t be afraid to put up your lighter’s and shout out, “Selecta, run dah one deh agen”!
Let’s get ready to, well you know the rest!!! Howard and Otis Grant, otherwise known as the “Grant Brothers”, will be hosting a Pro-Am Boxing Gala, an event where amateur and professional boxers trained by the duo, will be featured in a professional boxing presentation.
The rounds start off at 7 pm with boxers from the Grant Brothers’ Amateur Program duking it out in a series of bouts before culminating with a few professional up-and-comers from the Grant camp competing in the main event, complete with undefeated lightweight champion, Baha Laham.
Malik Shaheed, often called the “Black Michael Buffer“, will also be one of the ring announcers for the night. So if you’re up for seeing some jabs, uppercuts, hooks and exciting bouts, then head down to the the Holiday Inn in Pointe-Claire.
Mexican native and Spoken Word, Hip Hop Artist Bocafloja performs for the first time in Montreal and will be preceded by opening acts like The Shadow Hunters and Cordova straight out of the Montreal Latin rap community, as well as one of Montreal’s young inspirational messengers, Mona.
All in all, it seems to be the makings of a socially conscious and topical night, through the Art of poetry and rap.
To the general public it’s $5 but for students, you’ve guessed it, it’s FREE! So support this event.
A night of Reggae and conscious music takes place at popular Montreal concert venue Le Belmont, Drop Di Riddim Volume 12 with Jamaica’s Richie Spice starting at 10 pm. The event also features Montreal Artists and musicians namely Inword, Dan Fiyah Beats, Marky Lyrical, Soké, Riddim Wise and Kyou.
For all my Jazz and Cabaret readers (closeted or otherwise), this one’s for you! The fabulously talented Billy L’Amour will grace Montreal’s new, risqué, Burlesque haven The Wiggle Room on Boulevard Saint Laurent, with her presence for Toujour L’Amour!
Two snaps and shimmy!
Take advantage of the $5 Guestlist before 12 am and the general Guestlist or Tables Reservations also available. Show starts at 10 pm.
See how the pro’s do it and learn a thing or two! Are you #TeamWine or #TeamTwerk?
Also at Le Belmont this weekend, I Love Neon presents The No Peer Pressure Tour starring Montreal-born Kevin Celestin aka KAYTRANADA! From the days as ‘Kaytradamus’, this eclectic DJ phenom and Instrumentalist has come a long way and been influencing the beat scene in such an innovative way that this event will probably be the hardest to get tickets to.
If you’re interested, get your tickets NOW! (I’m not joking, they’re going fast!)
ALL WEEKEND LONG AND BEYOND
This and every Friday, check out LIV3 Fridays at popular Nightclub Arena Montreal where you can undoubtedly dance all night (actually until 3 am) to Dancehall, Hip Hop and R&B hits.
Forty (40) year old, Montreal-born, Black and Canadian Theatre Company, Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) and Vancouver’s Aboriginal and Minority-centered Urban Ink Productions, bring to the local stage, Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of.
The play, written by Communication Studies Concordia Graduate Omari Newton, is said to be a “hip-hop theatrical powerhouse that deals with the complex relationship between culturally minoritized youth and the police”, according to BTW. The inclusion of Hip Hop, spoken word and many other elements bring to the forefront some of the issues plaguing Black societies and youth today.
For information on the team, tickets, show times etc, click here!
The play runs until Sunday November 10th, so support Urban theatre and go check it out!
The Real Midnight Riddim presents Big People Ting every Sunday at L’Alizé Bar from 9 pm to 3 am. If you’re in the mood to enjoy nothing but Reggae vibes, come out on a Sunday and rock to the cool sounds of Reggae music as Selecta King Taurus and King Fyah Bags from Midnight Riddim keep things going.
This weekend, DJ Killswitch from BlackCroWn Sound/BlackCroWn RecordS will also be featured.
Drink specials all night!
You may just see the team there! 🙂
Written by: Ariane Collman
Original article: http://montreal.ourcityradio.com/uncategorized/real-city-connection-5