Isicathamiya Nights

Today, we reflect on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed annually on March 21st to commemorate the day 69 peaceful protestors were killed by police at a demonstration against racist apartheid laws in Sharpeville, South Africa. In Canada, we acknowledge that much has been done to combat systemic discrimination and racism, …

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Intersectionality

The United Nations announced that the 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. COVID-19 has hit marginalized and underprivileged groups the hardest. While many countries have had access to vaccines, there are still over 100 countries that have limited or no access to vaccines. Hearing …

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REACHING UP AND REACHING OUT – DURHAM REGION’S RESOUND CHOIR THRIVES THROUGH PANDEMIC AND CELEBRATES ITS THIRD BIRTHDAY!

To say that the past 2 years have been challenging would be an understatement, and RESOUND Choir was not without its own set of challenges. “Pivoting” was the word used by many organizations during this unprecedented time, and RESOUND Choir was no different. The organization was bolstered up by its dedicated board members, choristers, and …

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Collaborative Pianist

RESOUND Choir Welcomes Accomplished Pianist, Cheryl Duvall, to the Team! Cheryl Duvall joins RESOUND Choir’s Artistic Team as Collaborative Pianist Durham Region, September 20, 2021 — RESOUND Choir is excited to announce that  Cheryl Duvall has joined our Artistic Team as Collaborative Pianist. Toronto-based pianist Cheryl Duvall has established herself as one of Canada’s foremost …

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THOUGHTS ON MEMORY

Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most! Memory is something that has always fascinated me. I believe this is because I have always had such a poor one. I always did well in school, and had no problems with concepts, but ask me to memorize something and I struggled mightily. …

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MAKING M’JEDERA

A Favourite Recipe and Family History My dad is first generation Lebanese and as unfortunate as it is that the language didn’t get passed down a generation, at least the foods did.  A while back, I was making M’jedera (lentils & rice) for dinner and thinking I’d like to take a trip to the middle …

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