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Leroy Sibbles’ The Reggae Boomerang Always Comes Back

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HUFFINGTON POST APRIL 2016 - Even a reggae star will take that boomerang ride.Reggae pioneer bass player and singer Leroy Sibbles knows what it means to take that boomerang ride. Born and raised in Jamaica he moved to Toronto in 1973, married and became a citizen. That was then, now he is back living in Jamaica, and visits The Big Smoke whenever he can.
Sibbles was the lead singer and bass player for The Heptones in the 60’s and 70’s and continues to this day performing in and around the US and the Caribbean. In combination with his work with The Heptones, Sibbles was a session bassist and arranger at Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Jamaica Recording and Publishing Studio. Kevin O’Brien Chang describes him as “the greatest all-round talent in reggae history” in his 1998 book Reggae Routes.
The Heptones were among the most prolific and influential groups of the rock steady era – they evolved Jamaican ska music into the world phenomenon of reggae. Signature Heptones songs included…

Art With Twin Appeal: Singh Twins at Peel Art Gallery Museum

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Story By KJ Mullina
For Stephen Weir Blog

There is a certain privacy that the Singh Twins have. They communicate in a way that few can, together from the start and best friends to the end. Creating beautifully intricate modern yet traditional paintings as a partnership, a single entity, creating an aura of mystery to their work. "Our identities are linked to each other but we also have very independent ideas on what we want to do, they just happen to be the same ideas." The Singh Twins were in Brampton last week promoting their latest show the Peel Art Gallery, Museum+Archives (PAMA) as a part of Sikh Heritage Month. It was a welcome visit for the artists who said that the same of the patrons that they saw at the museum were just children the last time they were in Ontario. The youngsters of the Sikh community came with a confidence that was not seen during that earlier visit. "PAMA is a wonderful venue and we hope a lot more people can come to see it. You don't have t…