In 2003, Alleyne commemorated his 70th birthday by founding the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF), which provides financial assistance to young, aspiring musicians pursuing a higher education through music.
Whether they’re hosting a show for the lovers or helping listeners start their day, the DJs at G98.7 are focused on bringing back traditional radio that will make their audience forget how the digital age of satellite radio, podcasts and iTunes has changed music.
Having worked with a music program in Toronto’s Jane-Finch area, Agile’s decision to get involved with Remix was rooted in a realization that he was becoming a male role model for youth. “It’s a different part of the journey,” he explains with respect to his career, “and a rewarding one.
Bombino sees his music as a way of bringing Tuareg culture forward into the future. “It’s so important to protect a people, to preserve the language and culture,” he says. See Bombino April 12 at Lula Lounge.
Last year, Dru completed his most significant deal to date: merging his independent label, Effortless Ent., with Universal Music. Sway catches up with the Mississauga, Ont. native to chat about pushing forward.