April 27 :: Naya Raasta, Tasa, Monsoon, Saawun, Cassava Latin Rhythms, Refusing to be Enemies

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

It is hard to leave a marriage or a long term relationship. Here is a song that may indicate if your relationship is coming to an end.

Naya Raasta :: South Asian Divorced or Separated Support Group is having their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 28. All South Asian separated, divorced and widowed persons are encouraged to attend.

Monsoon Music proudly presents the Third Annual Indo-Jazz Festival featuring three of Toronto’s finest jazz and world music ensembles Tasa, Monsoon and Saawun. Each will bring their unique brand of Indian jazz fusion to Lula Lounge on Thursday, April 29 along with special guests Escola De Samba.

South Asians love their Latin music. Check out Toronto-based CASSAVA on April 30 as they perform music to reflect the colour and flavor of the many Latin styles including Salsa, Cha cha-cha and Bolero from Cuba, Bossa Nova and Samba from Brazil.

Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta talks about her book, Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation, which presents the voices of over 100 practitioners and theorists of nonviolence on May 6.

Oye! Times is the only authorized South Asian media outlet covering Toronto Argos, Toronto Marlies and Toronto FC games. Check out the pictures taken by Annandi Merhai during Toronto FC Soccer Game vs Seattle Sounders on April 25

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Congratulations to Kuldeep from Calgary for correctly answering last week’s question and winning a Cineplex movie pass

Here’s another chance to win another ONE Free Cineplex movie pass.  Listen to man’s psyche in Smoke Rings In The Dark. Question: Name the artist singing this song.

Email your answer to inder@oyetimes.com

Oye! Videos offers a great selection of comedy and music videos. Have a look, enjoy some music and laughs. 

Visit the Oye! Photo galleries to catch a glimpse of some pics taken by our members.

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We thank you for your past patronage, and look forward to your continued support.

Cheers!
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  April 28 :: Naya Raasta :: South Asian Divorced or Separated Support Group

Naya Raasta :: New Road We offer help to men and women going through divorce/separation, by inviting them to attend an open discussion forum. This forum is primarily to share your experiences and converse with others in similar situations, or simply to listen. The environment is completely supportive of everyone’s individual needs and emotions. Please be aware that this is a support group and not a dating club for divorced/separated individuals.

We encourage anyone who is either on the verge of divorce or separation, or even thinking about it, to please come and meet others who have faced the same tough decisions. New members welcomed.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @ 6:45 PM
Venue: Richview Public Library, 1806 Islington Avenue ,
Toronto, Ont

Email nayaraasta@oyetimes.com if you would like to attend the next meeting.

Click HERE to read more about Naya Raasta :: New Road.

  April 29 :: Tasa, Monsoon, Saawun w/ special guests Escola De Samba

Monsoon Music proudly presents the Third Annual Indo-Jazz Festival featuring three of Toronto’s finest jazz and world music ensembles Tasa, Monsoon and Saawun. Each will bring their unique brand of Indian jazz fusion to Lula Lounge, Toronto’s world music headquarters, on Thursday, April 29 along with special guests Escola De Samba. This event will include special visual presentations and merchandise tables of all things Indian, including henna tattoos, all of which a portion of sales as well as donations will go the Bhakti Music Scholarship.

When: April 29th, 2010
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ont

Click HERE for more information.

   April 30 :: Cassava Latin Rhythms: Benefit Concert for Beit Zatoun

Cassava Latin Rhythms will make you want to dance to hot Latin sounds, learn about amazingly diverse cultures and transport you to fascinating lands. Toronto-based CASSAVA performs music to reflect the colour and flavor of the many Latin styles including Salsa, Cha cha-cha and Bolero from Cuba, Bossa Nova and Samba from Brazil, Cumbia from Colombia, as well as contemporary Latin-Jazz and Fusion. 

When: Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
Venue: Beit Zatoun House, 612 Markham St, Toronto, Ont
 

Click HERE for more details

  April 30 & May 1 :: Live Indian Music ::  Talk of the Town

Looking for a hot spot to hang out with friends and family on a weekday or weekend? Some place that has great food, live entertainment, good company in a casual setting? ‘Talk of the Town’ is the place to be!

Friday, April 30: Live Indian Music :: Bibi
Saturday, May 1: Live DJ playing Indian and English music from 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

Music starts at 9:00 PM

Location: 429A Donlands Avenue, Toronto

For reservations call 416.429.8255

Click HERE for more information about this venue.

  Till May 2 :: Bamiyan (the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart)

 
Contemporary artists explore Taliban destruction of c. 5th century Afghan Buddhas

The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and SAVAC (South Asian Visual Art Centre) in collaboration with the 23rd Images Festival announce the opening of the new exhibition, Bamiyan (the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart), on April 3, 2010.

This multi-faceted, contemporary art installation comprises an archive of photographs, miniature paintings and videos which examine the aftermath of the March 2001 destruction by the Taliban of the colossal c. 5th century Buddhas of the Bamiyan Valley in Central Afghanistan. It will be on display on Level 2 in the Hilary and Galen Weston Wing until May 2, 2010..

When: Till May 2, 2010
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto Ont

Click HERE for more information.

May 6 :: Reading & Film: Refusing to be Enemies

 
Reading & Film: Refusing to be Enemies 

Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta talks about her book, Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation, which presents the voices of over 100 practitioners and theorists of nonviolence. The vast majority are either Palestinian or Israeli reflecting on their own involvement in nonviolent resistance and speak about the nonviolent strategies and tactics employed by Palestinian and Israeli organizations, both in separate and in joint initiatives. Copies of a special early paperback edition will be available for purchase (commercial paperback not available until late 2010). White’s film, Refusing to be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story is a 58-minute documentary about a group of twelve women living in Michigan calling themselves “Zeitouna,” the Arabic word for "olive tree." Six Palestinians and six Jews, "some of the women are American-born, others are immigrants; one is a Holocaust survivor, another is a survivor of the Nakbah’s terror; their ages span 40 years. Filmmaker Laurie White is a founding member of Zeitouna.

When: May 6, 2010 @ 7 PM
Where: Beit Zatoun House, 612 Markham St, Toronto, Ont

Click HERE for more information.

  For Sale :: Talk of The Town Restaurant & Bar

Talk of The Town Restaurant & Bar

Fantastic Opportunity For Owner/Operator To Run This Newly Renovated Restaurant Or Other Retail Use,Includes All Chattels For Licensed Bar/ Restaurant For 45 Seats. Good Busy Location . . Sale Of Business Only.

Excellent lease and currently has live Indian music on Friday’s and Saturday’s.

Contact Darshan Singh Sahota at Tel: 416-742-8000

Click HERE for more details.

  Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police is dedicated to providing the citizens of Peel Region with the best police service possible, utilizing the diverse skills, abilities, roles and views of our community.

Click HERE to apply for constable or cadet with Peel Regional Police.

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