After-hours clubs and the West Indian music scene of Toronto in the 1960s

In the 1950s, while the main­stream pop­u­la­tion swooned over the exoti­cism of calypso and other Caribbean music, Toronto’s small black and West Indian com­mu­ni­ties placed great impor­tance on music as a means of trans­port­ing the cul­ture of home to a new Cana­dian set­ting through a vari­ety of spe­cial events.

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