Toronto-based. Culture writer and researcher with a focus on music, movement, tradition, and memory — when they coincide, especially. Contact: a.binshikhan at gmail dot com.
Interview with write 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."
Interview with poet/essayist/theatermaker/educator Diane Exavier about “care” — its practice, ethics, utility, etcetera — for my Healthline series, Life Balms.
Interview with writers Tania Peralta and Dominique Matti about motherhood and postpartum depression, professionalization, and teaching themselves hard truths for my Healthline series, Life Balms.