BanTOR Views: Sharine Taylor fosters diasporic preservation and progress through actions and words

BanTOR Views: Sharine Taylor fosters diasporic preservation and progress through actions and words

In this special Caribana episode for BanTOR Views, Ola hangs out with Sharine Taylor. The Toronto-based writer, digital media producer and founder of BASHY Magazine waxes poetic on her Jamaican heritage, Carnival around the world, safe spaces, unlearning and personal growth.

 

BanTOR Views: Iverna Island is a sonic retreat and radical movement for womxn of colour in the arts

BanTOR Views: Iverna Island is a sonic retreat and radical movement for womxn of colour in the arts

In this two-part BanTOR Views episode, Ola hangs out with the incredible womxn of Iverna Island - a traveling festival for womxn of colour in the arts - and founder, TiKA, at its launch during NXNE 2018.

INTERVIEW: Amani Bin Shikhan

INTERVIEW: Amani Bin Shikhan

Writer Amani Bin Shikhan and BanTOR co-host Nuruddin Qorane talk about diaspora, writing, loving and hating Toronto, the art of putting words together and mothers. Recorded at McCormick Park in Little Portugal, Toronto.

BanTOR Views: Ellen Bryant is riding a wave through every stage

BanTOR Views: Ellen Bryant is riding a wave through every stage

Caught up with Ellen Bryant a year after our first chat for an episode of BanTOR Views to discuss her growth as an artist and person, in advance of her upcoming show - STAGES - on Sunday, May 27.

BanTOR Views: Tania Peralta's garden is a community of stories

BanTOR Views: Tania Peralta's garden is a community of stories

Tania Peralta shares insight on her world of writing, sharing stories of her Latinx heritage, career journey, raising a family, and schools Ola on the Tao Te Ching in this special post-Mother’s Day episode of BanTOR Views.

BanTOR Views: Talya Macedo faces fear and failure with grace

BanTOR Views: Talya Macedo faces fear and failure with grace

Doing anything with fear, means you’re doing it fearlessly. Talya Macedo is proof. In this episode, Ola hangs out with Talya at her home to chat mentorship, global excursions, speaking your truth, family, culture, going with the flow, her life in dance, and – as we always do – food.

BanTOR Views: NONTRAST's beauty lies within the grey matter

BanTOR Views: NONTRAST's beauty lies within the grey matter

For Toronto experience design studio, NONTRAST, the contrast between founders, Bianca Li Channer and Martika Gregory, is the catalyst for the innovative work they produce. They share how it all came together, what drives a healthy hustle and why balance is key in producing great work.