Month: August 2012


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Good afternoon family,

After a couple of meetings, emails going back and forth between LXP and dub poet d’bi.young who recently visited barbados to give a poetry workshop. we have come up with a plan to bring d’bi back to Barbados to work with our family, extended family and specially invited artists.

We are looking to raise funds for her return airfare and to cover her nominal costs through a combination of crowd funding on line and through a special Iron Mic show on Saturday the 8th of September.

In addition we have a few other ideas, such as offering participation to persons who are not LXP family members, at a cost, etc. More about that later however….

The reason I am emailing now is to share with you the first of our fundraising efforts- a crowd funding site linked to twitter and facebook, which allows people to contribute via Pay Pal to our project.

The link is on my profile page or here: lxp poetry collective fundraising event

Please share this site, and ask your family, fiends, artistic contacts,etc…. to log in and support as much as they are able- $50, $100, $5 … it all adds up.

And donate a ‘lil something yourself…. I know I will; to me, having d’bi here for a friday, saturday, sunday weekend workshop of 8-10 hrs a day, just for us, is priceless, and worth a contribution

More soon.

Blessing and Peace

d’bi. features in cbc documentary ‘two worlds, one love’ on jamaicans in canada

This year, Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence.

In honour of the significant contributions that Jamaican-Canadians have made to Toronto, and this country, CBC commissioned producer Bobby Brown Singh to create a documentary: Two Worlds, One Love. This special presentation made its CBC Television debut on August 6th; the actual anniversary date of Jamaica’s independence.

Two Worlds, One Love, tells nearly a dozen inspiring stories of Torontonians of Jamaican descent who are making a difference here while maintaining strong ties with Jamaica. The documentary features interviews with elite athletes to filmmakers, entertainers to restauranteurs, and politicians to billionaire philanthropists.

Narrated by CBC Radio’s Garvia Bailey, the documentary includes Michie Mee, G. Raymond Chang, Kardinal Offishall, Michael Lee Chin, Shelley-Ann Brown, Ken and P.K. Subban, d’bi young, Mary-Ann Chambers, Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong, Sudz Sutherland, and Ed and Lily Pottinger from The Real Jerk Restaurant.

d’bi. features in coffee table book ‘jamaicans in canada: when ackee meets codfish’

Jamaicans in Canada – When Ackee meets Codfish
Publication Media Spokesperson | Chair, Kamala-Jean Gopie Email:

Jamaicans in Canada: When Ackee Meets Codfish is a celebration of Jamaican-
Canadians migrating to Canada over the past 50 years. It documents and highlights
the contributions and achievements of Canadians of Jamaican heritage to the
country they now call home. From doctors to lawyers to teachers, from scientists to
politicians and athletes, they have all made a positive contribution to their adopted

The title represents the meeting of the Jamaican Ackee with the Canadian Salted
Codfish; converging the items that make up Jamaica’s national dish, “Ackee &