3,2,1… Go

Another week, another battle.

I listen to Mobb Deep The Infamous album to get meet to a kick-ass mood for this week.

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The International Montreal Jazz Festival will knock on our door in a few days, Lance Stroll has been in the third position of the Baku Circuit. Because of this his young man, another quebecers is making his mark on the F1 circuit again and I have a feeling that he will make some big waves this young gentleman.

Lance Stroll

Oh and I forgot to add that British Vogue is welcoming the new Editor-in-Chief Mr. Edward Enningul. From I-D magazine, Vogue Italia to British Vogue, I have a little feeling that British Vogue will get a makeover and I couldn’t be happier. He was a big part of the incredible Black Issue at Vogue Italia and he is not a afraid to break some barriers with class of course. The best is yet to come. Congratulations Sir Enningul.

Emmanuel Enninful

You must wonder she start by talking about the International Montreal Jazz fest and now she is talking about the first male EIC of one of the biggest fashion bible in our time, where is she going with all of this?

Elementary my dear Watson, it will be the few post I will do write about this week. And I have a surprise for you. Just the fact that the Jazz Fest will rock our world for two weeks with incredible artists in on of the most magical city in the world, I just feel like I’m in heaven.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

A Chronicle interview with a really incredible, smart, charismatic, funny and genuine artist that you will like and his music is the perfect soundtrack for every occasion in a day. I will give you as a hint that he is from Montreal. Hmm, I know, it’s not enough.

You won’t get disappointed my Chronicle followers.

Everything in slow motion

http://www.vogue.co.uk

http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/fr-CA/Programmation/Concerts

Everlasting Light

What a weekend in Montreal.

The weather was fantastic, The FrancoFolies Festival started and rocked the city. We are lucky that it will still be at the Quartier des Spectacles until June 18th.

The FrancoFolies Website

You know I will talk about the  F1.

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Lewis Hamilton

We are the best crowd for every occasion. The best there is!

The Crowd

F1 for life 

On a sad note, this weekend, a legend left us. Mr. Adam West was my first and most memorable Batman.

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Everyday on the TVAchannel  at 1 pm during the summer vacation, I was there in front of my tv to watch at the same batchannel and battime my favorite Cape Crusader. BING, BANG, POW!

How can we not remember Batman dance  moves. It is still on that day my got to go rocking this dance floor move.

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And he was my favorite Mayor.

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Ok, he was a little neurotic as a mayor but damn, Adam West has one wicked sense of humor.

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We must be so grateful for all those wonderful memories that our loved ones left us.

This week on the C, I will talk about the FrancoFolies for sure, the NBA finals, this week Maestro and everything in between.

Hope to see you at the same Chronicle time and Chronicle channel.

Toudoulou

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Every breaking waves

And your voice will be heard.

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President Obama was in town yesterday for an very anticipated Montrealer crowd.

His easy-going approach, his charismatic smile and his wit make him the man you want to have a beer with and talk about anything. From the NBA playoffs to the climate change.

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I do miss his slow jams news on Jimmy Fallon.

I won’t talk or should I say write about politics today but I wasn’t born when President Kennedy was giving one of the most inspiring speak of all time with this message don’t ask what your country can do but ask what you can do for your country.

President Obama is one of my inspiration for his intelligence, his charismatic interlocutor skills and his values. His speech yesterday was very Obamaesque.

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I won’t spill the beans about it for the ones that didn’t have the chance to see it but thank you YouTube. I think it is on YouTube.

I enjoy hearing intelligent people being the great storytellers of our time.

Dr. Jane Goodall, Michelle Obama, Justin Trudeau, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Angelina Jolie, Jack Schlossberg, Common and Martine St-Victor are a few of my favorite interlocutors of today.

They are the game changer of tomorrow.

I am a big believer of being a pacific person and that we should have interest in every aspect of life to understand ourselves better.

https://www.obama.org

https://www.jfklibrary.org

Martine St-Victor Kanpe Profile

https://janegoodall.ca

Sheryl Sandberg Inc.com interview

Let’s make some waves!

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Maestro Nagano The Great

You must wonder who’s in my eyes are the maestros of this world.

One this series that I will publish every Thursday, I will talk about one of them that are bringing or brought their magical touch in different area such as music, arts, science, .

Is it a deal? Alright then, let’s get started

Today my first one is in my eyes, the best Maestro (in the real term of the word) of our generation.

Kent Nagano in action

I present you Sir Kent Nagano of the Montreal Symphony Orhestra.

This maestro has accomplish so many things and he is one of the best maestro of our century.

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My heart just melted when I learn with the OSM, they are offering the possibility to the children to learn playing piano, violin, cello and others musical instruments and they offered those instrument and the facility in their school to learn it.

This beautiful project I s in the neighborhood where I grew up and it will be free.

It’s not the most prosper of the neighborhood in Montreal but it’s a resilient one. I’m sincerely so grateful and so happy. Tears are coming out of my eyes while I write to sentences.

La musique aux enfants

For me, who had the chance of starting playing piano because of my preschool teacher with her piano in the middle of the room, I couldn’t resist it. Thank you Aunt Lucy!

My first piano recital

It’s a magical experience seeing and hearing this magnificent orchestra from Montreal.

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They are doing so much for the community and they have the ability to make you dream while they are playing with passion while Maestro Nagano is the captain on board.

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Today, I will play the album Beethoven (my favorite composer right after JS Bach) Symphonies  No.1 to 7 of Kent Nagano and the OSM. Music to my ears.

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Thank you Maestro Nagano and the entire OSM team for the beautiful music and for what you are bringing and teaching to the children of the northside of Montreal.

I am forever grateful for this gesture.

http://kentnagano.com

 

 

Erdem pour la vie

Quand je pense à Erdem, je pense à la classe, la romance, la délicatesse et la beauté.

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Ce designer qui a conquis le coeur de Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Meghan Markle, Alicia Viander, Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore (que j’adore), la Duchesse de Cambridge et  la première dame du Canada Sophie G. Trudeau.

Ce montréalais qui a grandit à Montréal et à Birmingham en Angleterre détient un baccalauréat en arts en Mode de l’Université Ryerson de Toronto et une maîtrise du Royal College of Art. Je respecte énormément qu’il ait fait des études universitaires pour perfectionner son art.

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Il a appris des grands de ce monde tel que Vivienne Westwood et de Diane Von Furstenberg. Deux grandes femmes de la mode avec deux styles très différents mais que les deux ont la même adrénaline qui coule dans leurs veines pour la réussite.

J’aime les motifs qui n’a pas peur d’utiliser sur ses créations. Autant que c’est classique, il y a une bonne touche d’audacité avec la dose exacte pour captiver notre attention.

Je n’écris pas cette chronique comme une expert en mode mais plutôt comme une admiratrice.

Erdem printemps été 2017

 

On peut sentir dans les créations de Erdem est la personnalité paradoxale de Montréal. Je m’explique. Montréal est le meilleur de deux mondes. Il a un côté très européen et un côté très cosmopolite. À mes yeux à moi, Erdem Moralioglu représente la même chose et plus encore.

Erdem Moralioglu British Fashion Award

Fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu poses with his trophy after winning the Red Carpet award at the British Fashion Awards in London December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Continuons à encourager nos designers de chez-nous. Même si ils sont super connus et en demande, je crois qu’il n’y a rien mieux quand des admirateurs de leur ville et de leur pays les encouragent soit en achetant si ils peuvent leurs vêtements ou bien d’en parler entre nous et de les encourager en utilisant les médias sociaux.

Erdem, tu continueras à me faire rêver.

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Phenomenal Montreal

At last, we are seeing a big blue sky in Montreal. I’m walking on the streets like I was AJ Styles in a very feminine but still badass way.

AJ Style meet Lou Reed Chronicle Style

Everyone seem happy and the city is again alive!

We are getting closer to the festivals season. My favorite time (after the NFL season) of the year. Again, Bing, sing it for us.

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It’s actually a good time to be in town. The Francofolies, the International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laugh Festival, the F1, the FE and everything in between will spicy up the city and we will go crazy all summer long.

You can hang out in the Little Italy and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables at Marché Jean-Talon. You just feel the european vibe when you are shopping there. This nice picture was taken by a talented friend of mine F.R.

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Credits to FR

I’m in love with my city since birth (after my mamma, papy and big bro of course). And I’m very proud to be from the Northside.

It’s Leonard Cohen sanctuary, The Impact and The Carabins of UdeM playground (I’m a very proud UdeM supporter).

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It is Arcade Fire city! One of the greatest band of all time.

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Oh and of course, P.K. Subban home! I cannot not mention our dear P.K.

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My dream would be PK celebrating here with the Stanley Cup at the Montreal Children Hospital! Bring the cup here Superman.

P.K. Collection at PKSubban.com

 

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375 years old today  and this city is still as young as ever. Even our mayor is celebrating with the greatest Kompa band.

We are proud to be Montrealers for life. And we have every reason to be.

Montreal my darling, you are still wonderful.

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Close Talker

The Saskatoon groovy band Close Talker will be in town tomorrow night at the Divan Orange.

How to celebrate the start of the weekend? Seeing a really cool indie rock band at the epic Divan Orange seem to be one good solution.

I can’t stop listening to their new album Lens. It’s the type of album if you just want to chill at home while reading a good book, you will be shelter by the atmosphere it does create.

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Or, if you want to throw a really cool house party, this album should be on the playlist for the night. The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. It’s upbeat, atmospheric like the group Washed Out but at the same time hunting like Radiohead.

Close Talker

Credits: Rachel Pick

The beautiful picture you just saw was taken by the talented Rachel Pick. I really love that picture. You feel the unity between the three members.

I am adding the link to a nice article that was written about them on the Beatroute that I found really fascinating.

http://beatroute.ca/2017/04/14/close-talker-alchemical-live-performances-twice-mastered-record/

I’m so proud of the Canadians bands we have. When you go see a show at some cool venues like The Divan Orange, The Olympia, The Metropolis and others, you feel this familiarity with the band.

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Tomorrow, I can guarantee you will feel a lot of good musically vibrations with Close Talker. After a nice dinner with friends, grab a cab and let’s go jamming at the Divan Orange with them.

Canadian style!

http://closetalker.ca