Real City Connection: Nov. 7-9

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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”!



Pro-Am Boxing Gala

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.

For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page or visit their website.



Multicultural and Independent Montréal Hip Hop online magazine and movement, Elementality, presents Bocafloja this Friday at Piranha Bar at 8 pm.

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.


Drop The Riddim V12

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.

Get your tickets in store at Tripple AAA Records Entertainment (6895 Ave. Victoria, Montréal, QC, H3W 2T3) and at Utopia Boutique (159 Ave. Duluth E, Montréal, QC, H2W 1H4) or online here.



Toujours L'Amour

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!

The show, which starts at 9 pm, also stars burlesque beauties Cherry Typhoon, The Lady Josephine, Lavender May, Ivory Wild, Lady Hoops and Velvet La Touche.

Get your $20 tickets here and check out The Wiggle Room for many more Burlesque and variety shows!

Two snaps and shimmy!


Wine vs. Twerk

Now from one type of wiggle to another, Entertainment Ministry, Nitelife Ent., Dopeparty Ent. and Linton Crew present Wine vs. Twerk Part 2, an event going down at Lamouche Nightclub.

Montreal DJ’S like Mawga K from Firesquad, DJ Kid from Nemesis Sound, DJ Shutah, DJ Fofo Jah and DJ Hurricane will set things off the right way and keep the vibes going all night.

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.

Kaytranada will not be the only beat King in the building. Also featured on tour are Groundislava, Jerome LOL and Montreal’s Shash’U will join them for this event. It all starts at 10 pm.

If you’re interested, get your tickets NOW! (I’m not joking, they’re going fast!)



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.

This Friday Ali H and Liv3 Fridays present Ty Dolla $ign from Wiz Khalifa‘s Taylor Gang to headline.

DJ’s Payce, Kidd, The Almighty Chops, Xclusiv and Dk will be your best friends for the evening, as they’ll keep playing the bangers one after the next!

For more information on the Ty Dolla $ign event, check out the event page and for other Liv3 Fridays shows stay tuned here!

BTW Sal Capone

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!

Big People Ting

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.

Cost: $5

Drink specials all night!

The Our City Radio Montreal Urban team supports all sorts of urban events happening in our city, so if you can, show your support too and spread the word!

You may just see the team there! 🙂

Let us know what’s happening in the city on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll definitely help to get the word out!

Written by: Ariane Collman

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