Ryerson University is a true school of ‘The Six.’ We graduated from the Journalism program (S/O to Class of ’14), spent four years working towards a degree, yet had never experienced the Parade and Picnic - an event delivered by the Ryerson Student Union to conclude frosh week. Out of all the years we missed, we’re so glad we chose this one on September 11, 2015, returning as alumni to cover a LIVE show (in more ways than one) featuring Future, P Reign, Zeds Dead and the city’s very own 6 God, Drizzy Drake. Everyone got TT. Including Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, his wifey, Norm Kelly and host Matt Babel. BanTOR Radio was there to capture it all. Here are some exclusive photos by Co-Host and Producer Nuruddin Qorane.

All photos (c) Nuruddin Qorane, BanTOR Radio


Out of many | One people - This is my pal King Culture ... Far from Channel One records and the streets of Kingston, JA, but in the heart of Toronto's Caribbean Diaspora. This roots man keeps it alive and well. - Ola Mazzuca

Ola Mazzuca hung out with one of Toronto's biggest reggae progenitors, King Culture. Born Everett Cooper in Jamaica, King Culture has become one of the city's most renowned producers. Culture has collaborated with numerous Jamaican artists and once owned a record shop and studio of the same name on Eglinton Avenue West - the heart of Toronto's Jamaican Diaspora. Ola visited Culture at one of many seasonal record shows he organizes at Z Bar and Grille. Many selectors and vinyl collectors attend to buy, sell and trade sounds both obscure and mainstream.

All photographs (c) Ola Mazzuca, BanTOR Radio


BanTOR Radio conquered Osheaga for the first time during the civic holiday weekend (July 31 to August 3) at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The annual music and arts festival celebrated its 10th anniversary with utmost girth by bringing out  some of the most internationally-renowed artists. Amidst the chaos of waiting in long line-ups, running from stage to stage, sneaking in to the VIP media area and sore feet, the park’s natural, tranquil setting offset all for a truly rewarding and memorable experience.

All photos copyright BanTOR Radio (c) 2015
Produced by Ola Mazzuca (GEAR: Canon EOS Rebel T5i) and Nuruddin Qorane (GEAR: Nikon D3200).


Sonia aimy @ lula lounge

Sonia Aimy is all about movement; it’s in her voice, performance and modus operandi for life. She is a progressive, innovative artist in an emerging world music scene in Toronto (and abroad!) that blends African, Italian and Canadian culture through her art.

“Con i piedi per terra,” she says. “You are a servant to the earth through your art. Once you understand your purpose – you need to get your in, your purpose. The spirit of the art leads and guides you. The work will speak for itself.”

All photos (c) Ola Mazzuca, BanTOR Radio

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Clairmont the Second for Episode 9

All photos (c) Ola Mazzuca, BanTOR Radio

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