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SISTAS CALLING

NO MEANS NO (Official Music Video) by Dr. Roz & Sistas

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A powerful anti-violence, anti-racism musical dance production presented by Dr. Roz's Healing Place.

On Saturday July 8th, 2023 Sistas Calling made its stage debut at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum.

Journey with Rosa, through healing, to freedom. Inspired by the story of Rosa, a former client at Dr. Roz's Healing Place, this "moving" production is considered to be the first of its kind in Canada - the first to bring awareness and education on stage using music, dance, theatre, and spoken word.

All tickets included access to the current exhibition,  "Rumi and the Religion of Love" at the Aga Khan Museum (only on July 8, 2023 from 5:30-6:30pm).

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The Sistas Calling crew brought the anti-violence message to the streets at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade  in Dr. Roz's "Love Of Carnival" section with E.P.I.C. CARNIVAL for #Passion2023

Most often people associate Carnival with scantily-clad women and the assumption that anyone can touch, photograph and dance on them but NO! In truth, Carnival represents expression, joy, culture, beauty, and most importantly, FREEDOM FROM OPPRESS!ON!


 

To play mas' is to respect the mas' , which means respect the culture and respect WOMEN! Carnival is meant to be a safe space for all, free from all forms of violence. It was a joy to see so much beauty and joy the road this weekend. 

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Dr. Roz Roach is an accomplished practitioner and  therapist who has dedicated her life’s work, locally and internationally, with an aim of ending the stigma of violence, especially towards women and girls. She is the founder and president of Nu-Life and Longevity, an international practice supporting the promotion of optimal health and wellness.

 

Dr. Roz is the first Black woman in Canada to negotiate with three levels of government to raise five million dollars to build Dr. Roz’s Healing Place where she is the current Executive Director. Dr. Roz’s Healing Place is a centre for abused women, children, youth, and youth at risk with a mandate to eradicate violence locally, nationally, and globally.

 

Dr. Roz’s musical endeavours began over 20 years ago when she started writing and using music as a therapeutic tool. As a lyricist, she wrote, composed and performed in many venues. Most recently she conceptualized, created and is currently producing Sistas Calling, A Performing Arts Symposium that addresses Anti-Violence in the world, slated for production on July 8th 2023 at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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"The world needs this kind of REAL good music and message."

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"Lyrics are clear and the melodies are very catchy. Love them."

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“A new and innovative way to educate.”

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