What does a Hip Hop community look like? According to the Universal Zulu Nation, a hip hop community is based on the sharing of ideas and resources, while providing service to the broader community through outreach programs. The aim of the organization is to promote peace, equality and humanitarianism through the four elements of hip […]
Dare being challenged. Risk being changed at this year’s Queer Arts Festival at the Roundhouse. From July 23 to August 9, the festival will highlight cutting-edge performance art, music, visual arts, literature and more by artists of all ages at this year’s festival under the theme “ReGenerations.”
Summer in Vancouver is awesome! One of my favorite activities is outdoor concerts.
Imagine telling your young ones about one ultimate rule: that there is no rule. Then watch, as their minds do wonders. Create the unimagined, go beyond the standard. What you need is Chinese freestyle painting. Let them paint it red! Or even blue, or orange, because it’s free style and it’s colourful. They can forget […]
On a recent Sunday visit to Hadden Park, you may have sighted performers transforming the open space of the park into a site of theatrical creation. Here, performers are finding inspiration in sounds, sights, and places around them; perhaps a shaded spot beneath a tree, a choir of barking dogs, or an abandoned sailboat resting […]
My inner nerd squealed with joy when I heard that Roundhouse will be hosting the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival this May 24 & 25. Comics come in all shapes and sizes. There is no discrimination. The comic world is open to all. Some like it as print, some like it as cartoons, and others prefer […]
Classics from the golden era of 90s hip hop blast as the facilitators set up for the weekly Hip Hop Youth Drop-In at the Roundhouse. At the entrance, dozens of donated ham and cheese sandwiches in saran wrap are stacked beside the Hip Hop Declaration of Peace and a sign-up sheet. Vancouver Hip Hop Artist […]
Through travelling and picking up cultural influences, artists are leaving behind the taste of their intercultural music and exploring the world. As music continues to cross boundaries, creative collaborations between musicians are finding a space of their own in Vancouver too.
There are lots of interesting and accomplished girls and women. Some are well-known, others you may never have encountered. But their stories — in fact or in fiction — make good reading around International Women’s Day, and all year long! The Vancouver Park Board has established the Remarkable Women poster series, which highlights the important […]
Many of you know that dance has been a passion of mine since I was very young of age. I have learnt ballet, three out of nine Indian classical styles, modern Indian dance, bhangra, salsa, belly dancing, free style, waltz, garba, and some other self-taught steps (hip-hop and our traditional Ismaili dance of dandia and […]