Daily Archives: 03/05/2018

Oscars winners 2018: All the winners from the 90th Academy Awards

Oscars winners 2018: the list in full

All the winners from the 90th Academy Awards

Canada’s New $10 bill starring Viola Desmond will debut in Halifax on March 8, 2018

Canada’s New $10 bill starring  Black Nova Scotian Viola Desmond will be unveiled at Halifax Central Library on March 8, 2018.

CBC News | Nova Scotia – March 2, 2018.

Canadians will get their first peek at the new $10 bill featuring Black civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond at an event in Halifax on March 8, 2018.

The banknote will be unveiled Thursday at the Halifax Central Library by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz.   Continue reading

Machiavelli Was Right – By Michael Ignatieff

Machiavelli Was Right

Niccolò Machiavelli

The shocking lesson of The Prince isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care.

Michael Ignatieff – Professor and ex-Canadian MP| The Atlantic

You remember the photograph: President Obama hunched in a corner of the Situation Room with his national-security staff, including Hillary Clinton with a hand over her mouth, watching the live feed from the compound in Pakistan where the killing of Osama bin Laden is under way.    Continue reading

Book: My Undiscovered Country /Author: Cyril Dabydeen – Critic, Glenville Ashby PhD

Canada … Fear and Anxiety over Multiculturalism Exposed

Feb 18, 2018- Kaieteur News –Book Review by Glenville Asby, PhD

Book: My Undiscovered Country /Author: Cyril Dabydeen
Critic, Glenville Ashby, PhD

Guyana-born writer, Cyril Dabydeen, has produced his finest work to date. My Undiscovered Country’ is a searing social commentary that unfolds in Canada. Capturing the anxiety that comes with social change, it captures the shifting sand upon which once dominant cultures stood. It raises the spectre of racism and ethnocentrism. It delves into the ambiguity of identity and the trauma of adaptation.     Continue reading

The Black Mozart: The Life and Music of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Several Persons have contributed to the following information:

Le Mozart Noir: The Life & Music of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Part 1

This was quite a surprise for me. I did start training in classical music at an early age and that continued well into my teens. I  learned to play music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart yet I had no idea there was another great composer who preceded Mozart and who composed such wonderful classical music. It was wonderful to learn of this talented individual  who sadly seems to have been relegated to the dustbin of history.

NOTE: Make sure to check the YouTube links below to listen to some of his delightful works. Enjoy !
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