Toronto-based. A little bit of everything and a whole lot of words. Interested in music, movement, tradition, and memory — when they coincide, especially. Contact: a.binshikhan at gmail dot com.
Whether you call them removable fronts, golds, caps or grills, one thing is true: without the Plein family, gold teeth would have a very different reputation. To celebrate the release of forthcoming biography Mouth Full of Golds, Amani Bin Shikhan speaks to the family about their glittering history.
Black Light is a column by Governor General Award-winning writer Amanda Parris that spotlights, champions and challenges art and popular culture that is created by Black people and/or centres Black people. While Amanda is away on maternity leave, a different writer will be featured in a guest edition of the column each month. This month's edition is an essay by writer Amani Bin Shikhan.
Interview with writer and novelist Akwaeke Emezi on writing, visibility, and process for my Healthline series, Life Balms.
How a collective’s weekly open mic events have become a lifeline for Montreal’s creative Black community.
In a city that’s been on a steady international climb for years, artistry is morphing and blooming. We shine a light on the new 'new' wave of MCs, producers and songwriters threatening the charts.
As the city’s musical reputation soars internationally, DJ, curator and scholar Dr. Mark V. Campbell reminds us of the traditions that have shaped Toronto's sound, look and identity.
The first installation in CBC Art's Sounds Like Summer series. On a changing relationship to a changing city, end-of-summer reprieve, and "Summer's Over Interlude."