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Small World Music

Lulaworld 2017 – Pre-festival Panel & Party

Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre with City Hall Live, Music Ontario, Music Canada Live, Exclaim! NOW and CIUT 89.5.

6:30pm - Panel on the diversity and live music in the media

The lack of diversity in many aspects of the Toronto music industry has been a hot topic of late.

Our panelists will look at how we can encourage greater diversity in live music coverage and explore strategies to make the music covered in the Toronto media more reflective of the people who live in this city.


Errol Nazareth
A regular contributor to CBC Radio’s Big City Small World and Metro Morning, Errol has written for the Sun, NOW and EYE. He has designed and delivered media writing and arts journalism courses for Centennial College & Ryerson and is a member of the inaugural Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council.

Dalton Higgins
PR strategist & publicist, Dalton Higgins is also the author of six books including the best selling Far From Over: The Music and Life of Drake. He is also a pioneering festival & music concert producer, National Magazine Award-winning journalist and a TV/radio broadcaster & blogger.

Erin Lowers
Hip hop editor for Exclaim! magazine, Erin has worked with and contributed articles to Pound Magazine, XXL and Georgie Magazine. Erin also works as an entertainment publicist through her company, Ellhah Media Group and serves as managing editor at Grammy-award winning producer Boi-1da’s website.

Zaib Shaikh
Film Commissioner & Director of Entertainment Industries for the City of Toronto since 2014, Zaib has also worked extensively as an actor, broadcaster and as a television & theatre producer.

Kayla McGee (moderator)
Managing Director of Small World Music and Organizational Lead for Polyphonic Ground, a new collective of culturally diverse music presenters in Toronto.

8:00pm - City Hall Live presents Ammoye + Charmie

Presented in partnership with Rebel Vibez.

Soul rebel, Ammoye sings of love, life and justice. Rooted in the reggae music of her native Jamaica, the multi-award winner effortlessly glides into dancehall, gospel, soul and r&b with breathtaking ease and presence.

Twenty-one year old singer-songwriter and performance artist Charmie Deller is building a wealth of stage experience through performances at the local level, while pursuing her vision of creating timeless music.

Read more about Lulaworld 2017

Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre with support from Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and The Government of Ontario. Sponsored by Exclaim!, CIUT 89.5, Wholenote, Barocco Coffee, Toronto Hispano, Telelatino/ Univision, Latinos Magazine and La Guia.