Café Graffiti : 25 Years of Involvement

01/19/2023 Raymond Viger 0

A year of celebration and change. The Café Graffiti celebrates its quarter century while the Journal de la Rue celebrates its 30th birthday. The adventure began with the Journal de la Rue, the first French-speaking street newspaper in the world. It was followed in 1993 […] See more

Bout du Monde: Defying Stereotypes

12/30/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By the Bout du Monde collective The Bout du Monde (edge of the world) collective was formed in 2014. Its five members, Nicholas, Max, Melvin, Sasha and Evans, today 16 to 19 years of age, have been accompanied by their mentor Ricardo Lamour as they’ve journeyed to places […] See more

Birth of a Culture: Hip-Hop

03/21/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Maxime Beauregard-Martin The hip-hop movement was born in the Bronx, a New York borough deserted by the middle class in the 1970s. Extremely poor neighborhoods developed, populated principally by Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans and people from the Caribbean. Inspired by the Jamaican tradition of open […] See more

Young Rappers Make Their Mark

03/20/2022 The Social Eyes 0

Bling-Bling for the Bourgeoisie By Maxime Beauregard Martin Don’t look for Calamine to sing the praises of money and material gain in her rap lyrics. This young woman of 29 is refreshing all the usual mainstream rap themes with her feminist, anti-capitalist take on things. […] See more

The Revenge of the Mild (Part II)

02/14/2022 The Social Eyes 0

Whether it’s an ode to niceness offered in a rap song or through a play inspired by construction workers, four young men reflect on positive ways to incarnate a new masculinity for future generations. By Maxime Beauregard-Martin Dominique Sacy has fun too – sometimes without […] See more

A Provincial Rap Competition for Monk.e

03/01/2021 The Social Eyes 0

Professional graffiti artist Monk.e is among the competitors for the La fin des faibles competition. This contest, to find Québec’s best rapper, starts Monday, March 1st, 2021. This “Olympics of Rap,” patterned after the long-running international competition the End Of the Weak MC Challenge ® will be […] See more