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Music Performance: Warrior Love Band In 2002, Joseph & Jeffery Graham (the twins) performed on CTV, when Frankie Campbell, leader of Fab5, gave them their first instruments. Since then, Jeffrey has played for Queen Ifrica, Barrington Levy and I-Octane, while Joseph played bass for Byron Leeʼs Dragonaires for four years, as well as Ken Boothe, Ernie Smith, Fanton Mojah, Turbulence and the mighty Sparrow. The Graham brothers decided to form their own group and invite drummer Oniel Walters to join. Oniel had made a name for himself, playing for Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Lloyd Parks and We the People. Many other notable Jamaican musicians have taken part in being involved with Warrior Love band, and have moved on, carrying their great experiences to work with other grand artistes. During their time, the various band members performed at larger events such as Flowʼs Christmas Party, VMBS Talent Show, Jamaica Stock Exchange 50th Anniversary, (at which they played for artistes such as John Holt, Ken Boothe, Bongo Herman and Derrick Harriot) and City View Hotelʼs “Rapture under the Stars”, toured with Fanton Mojah as the Macka Tree Band and backed international artistes such as Tessanne Chin. In 2011, the band extend itʼs presence to performing as backing band on some of Jamaicaʼs well known shows. Sting was their first, which showcased 37 artistes, and was branded as a Dancehall and Reggae backing band. Next came the infamous Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Rumors poured and gained the attention of Tony Rebel, who recruited the band to back his annual reggae show, Rebel Salute. Many prominent festival performances have followed. The Warrior Love band continues to look forward to the endless possibilities that exist for them in music and continues to make their mark in the industry

Spoken Word Performance: Prince Amoakoo Prince Amoako is an emerging spoken word artist from Toronto. Spoken word has become his form of therapy and creative expression. He has featured on CBC Arts 2019 Poetic License Series and competed in numerous poetry slams. He not only uses his voice to express himself, but also the concerns of his community





Events in that series

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:30 PM
Upper Deck by Fran's

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:30 PM
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Feb 14, 2020 - 10:30 PM
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Feb 15, 2020 - 10:30 PM
Upper Deck by Fran's

Feb 16, 2020 - 10:30 PM
Upper Deck by Fran's