By Elisabeth Chernichenko Who are we, and how do we fit in? Sometimes, the only answer is to dance. “I see dancing as a way [to] express my feelings and beliefs about my culture. [Iranian] culture is a big part of my identity and I try to keep in touch with it through the traditional… Continue reading Dance Is Culture Made Visible
HYP was created in order to give Hamilton youth a chance to have their voices heard, as well as to expose them to the world of linguistic art. Spoken word is a chance for youth to speak their minds!! Twice a year the slam is open to all ages and everyone who competes in the slam will earn points to compete in finals and to making it on to the team!
Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth worker that engages immigrant youth through music and hip hop.
Pagerweight Theatre: Outrun The Mill (Toronto, ON) Playwright: Outrun The Mill Director: Outrun The Mill Cast: Bessie Cheng, Chelsea Haraburda Warnings: Mature Content, Strong Language Show Type: Drama, Physical Theatre Audience: Mature Running Time: 40 min Reviewed by Amanda Cheung A strong knock on a door behind the audience rings through the Art Forms Youth… Continue reading 2015 Hamilton Fringe Review: PAPERWEIGHT
With over 30 years of automechanic experience in his home country, Nusrat Mehmood did not want to settle for a ‘survival job’ in Canada. Now the owner of Hamilton’s Ustad Kar Kare, Mehmood opened his automobile repair shop just four years after immigrating to Canada. / MICHELLE BOTH By Michelle Both “You have a lot… Continue reading Beyond Survival: One immigrant’s triumphant journey to self-employment
The Taste of Budapest offers authentic Hungarian food in Hamilton’s James Street North neighbourhood. Entrepreneur Monika Deak Bocz opened the business in 2014 at 22 Barton St E. / MICHELLE BOTH By Maggie Macintosh A handwritten chalkboard menu greets Hamiltonians on the corner of Barton and James Street, directing passersby eastbound to 22 Barton Street.… Continue reading Taste of Budapest: A Spicy Addition to Barton Street