Saving Canada’s Haida Culture

Written by PresidentELLA

Canada’s Haida people are almost extinct. “Fewer than 20 fluent speakers of Haida are left in the world, according to local counts. For the Haida themselves, the destruction of their language is profoundly tied to a loss of identity,” wrote the NY Times. I agree. Language, for me, is the first initiation into a culture (in a strong competition with food and dance). I can’t begin to imagine who I would be if I didn’t speak my mother’s tounge, more so if I wasn’t allowed to. For that reason, there is a team making a move called “Edge of the Knife” meant to honor the almost lost tribe.

Dinner at @TheKegSteakhouse – Toronto, CA

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Diana Ross Performs at the Montreal International Jazz Festival (July 4, 2014)

Written by Brittany Shawnté 

Diana Ross was set to perform July 3-4 at the Place Des Arts, just a few blocks from our hotel, so my bestie snagged us tickets! It was AMAZING to be in the audience as a TRUE legend performed! And, of course, I got some video!

@DanityKane’s “No Filter Tour” Hits Silver Spring, MD

Written by Brittany Shawnté

This post should have happened a LONG time ago, but the busyness of life and work took over.  That shows just how far behind I am with a lot of blog work, but, now that I am FINALLY on vacation, I plan to catch up on a lot! Right now, I’m blogging from beautiful Montreal, Québec, Canada! There’s so much amazing culture and art here, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys! Plus I’m going to see the legendary DIANA ROSS tonight, so you know I’ll have some videos and pictures!

As we all know, Danity Kane has reunited, and they are steadily working on making some new music for the fans! Back in May (May 31st to be exact), I went to Danity Kane‘s No Filter Tour which stopped at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, the closest stop on the tour to me.

Singer/Songwriter: Celleste

By Brittany Shawnté

Another spotlight for you all! Music keeps coming in, and I’m loving it! As always, if you are or you represent an upcoming musician, singer, rapper, designer, poet, etc., please feel free to email me for a feature on the blog!  

Today, we have Canadian singer-songwriter Celleste! The singer, the youngest of four, grew up in a musical household. Her own dad was a musician, and that opened her ears to a lot of great music! “My brother introduced me to classic rock, my sisters helped me discover bubblegum pop, and my dad had me listening to country music. Quite the mix!” Celleste said. She’s a big fan of Led Zeppelin, but also pop stars like Madonna, Lady Gaga, P!nk, and Justin Timberlake. The 30s and 40s eras of music are seeming to pop up more in her music these days, she stated. “I’ve always loved the feeling I get when I listen to singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee,” Celleste said. “So even though I’m writing pop-rock, those flavors seem to be showing up more and more.” Definitely an eclectic taste!