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The Naturally Born Strangers team headed to Jamaica to shoot their latest music video for “No One Knows My Struggle”, off their NBS Album. Toronto to Jamaica with the likes of rapper/producer Rich Kidd, Adam Bomb, Tona, and of course the man behind the brand, The Legends Leagues very own Bryan Espiritu.

Directed by James McGurk & Che Kothari

Previously: The Legends League “Naturally Born Strangers” Pop Up Shop & Concert

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Kardinal Offishall directs his latest video for “Tattoo”, shot in various locations in Jamaica. Recently, Kardi had the opportunity to visit the parish (Clonmel), where his grandparents originally came from. On the same day this video was shot, he managed to donate computers, sports uniforms, shoes, cleats, books, calculators, pencils and more to the local school children.

It’s always nice to see people giving back!

“Tattoo” Available on iTunes

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1 LOVE T.O. & Roots Canada are excited to announce our first ever limited edition Tank Top collaboration as part of the “Show Your Roots” Collection. We’re releasing two official Men’s and Women’s tanks, representing both Jamaica and Trinidad, just in time for this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

Join us this Friday, August 2nd, as we’ll be hosting another one of our famous pop-up shops from 4-9pm, at Roots (Eaton Centre) 220 Yonge Street.

PS: Get there early! Last year we sold out in 15 minutes.

One Love. One Heart.

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Reggae Or Not

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Beth Lesser’s exhibit “Reggae or Not: The Birth of Dancehall Culture in Jamaica & Toronto” is an important look at the evolution of reggae music during the 1970s and 80s. During this time she travelled extensively between Jamaica and Toronto documenting the music scene as it became popular in places like Toronto’s Kensington Market, Little Jamaica’s Eglinton Ave West and St. Clair Ave East. Dancehall music grew in popularity not only because of Jamaican immigrants and reggae enthusiasts, but from the help of community radio stations like CKLN who broadcasted Jamaica’s “Reggae Showcase”.

The exhibit runs until February 28th at the Gladstone Hotel with live music, panel discussions and film nights.

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For more info CLICK HERE.

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This past Friday, August 3rd, we took over the top floor of the Roots store (Eaton Centre location) for another installment of our “Show Your Roots” Pop-Up Shop. We released limited edition t-shirts in celebration of Jamaica and Trinidad’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. The t-shirts were originally supposed to be available in 3 Roots store locations (Yorkdale Mall, Bloor St, and Eaton Centre), but after the first 15 minutes, we were all SOLD OUT!

If you didn’t get a t-shirt, but still want one… tweet @RootsCanada #ShowYourRoots

Trinidad’s very own Kes (Kes The Band) was on site in support of our “Show Your Roots” campaign.

Toronto Raptors player Amir Johnson stopped by to showcase his new 1 LOVE T.O. USA Flag/Heart shirt.

Check out more photos here: FACEBOOK GALLERY

Photos by Taha.

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1 LOVE T.O. & ROOTS Canada are excited to announce the newest release in our “Show Your Roots” Collection.

We are extremely proud of this project, as it’s in honour of 50 years of Independence (1962-2012) for both Jamaica & Trinidad.

The shirts come at a great time, while the city is buzzing with excitement for this year’s Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

On Friday, August 3rd (just in time for Caribana), we’ll be hosting a pop-up shop, from 4-9pm, at the Roots store inside the Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St). Our US ambassador and Toronto Raptors very own Amir Johnson will also be there!

For more info: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Robert Nesta Marley, born February 6th 1945, is an international music hero for his ability to spread the message of LOVE. It is no secret that the concept of One Love was first taught through Bob Marley’s music and is now shared for our movement. So with that said today, this month, and forever we will honour the one and only Bob Marley.

Click HERE to learn more about Bob Marley.

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Summer is officially here, and when we think of summer we can’t help but think of Caribana! In the spirit of Caribana and the idea of representing our diverse city and culture, we are excited to release our 1 LOVE T.O. Island Flag T-shirt.
 
You don’t have to be from one of the islands to show some love. It’s a great way to represent a part of the world that makes up this great city… “The World In 1 City”.
 
It’s important to us that everybody gets the t-shirt they want, but we’ve decided to start this collection with 4 of the most popular designs being Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana and Barbados.
 
All t-shirts will be $30 and are only available in white. Please email your pre-order to info@1loveto.com with the following information:
 
- Subject title: Caribana T-Shirt
- Your full name
- T-shirt size: Men’s S-XXL, Women’s S-L
- Pick a flag: Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, or Barbados
 
Orders must be in by Friday July 8th.

T-shirts will be ready for pick-up Friday July 22nd.

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Black History Month Series:
There are so many men and women worthy of mention but it is impossible to give them all their fair acknowledgement. So we hope that our series will enlighten some and remind others of the many significant contributions made by black people throughout history. It is just the start so please share what we post and do your own research as well and share what you find. One Love

Robert Nesta Marley Born February 6th 1945 is an international music hero and our first submission for this years Black History Month series here at 1 LOVE T.O. It is no secret that the concept of One Love was first taught through Bob Marley’s music and is now shared for our movement. So with that said today, this month, and forever we will honour the one and only Bob Marley.

Sun was Bob Marley day in Toronto, for most people it was all about the Superbowl but kudos to our current Mayor for recognizing the importance of the day.

If there is anyone that you think should be mentioned in out Black History Month series, please send your suggestions.

What are some Bob Marley lyrics that stand out in your mind?

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as always…

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CNN Interview With Jae Blaze

Toronto has so much talent. This isn’t a new thing, we’ve had it for years!

Choreographer Jae Blaze has literally blazed the trail for many up and coming choreographers throughout her career. She’s worked with artists such as Sean Paul, Naughty By Nature, K-OS, Nelly Furtado, The Clipse and the list goes one. Most recently she was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” (Canada), and later interviewed by CNN on the global impact of Jamaican Dancehall music.

To see some of her previous work, CLICK HERE.

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Earlier this month we left Toronto and made our way to Jamaica for our friends (Tyson & Tania) wedding. Needless to say, we had an incredible time at arguably one of the best weddings ever. Imagine having all your friends in one place, celebrating every day and night for a week straight. The love and positivity was overwhelming from both friends and family, as well as from those who lived in Jamaica (the original home of Bob Marley’s 1 LOVE).

With the help of the groom, we decided to make limited edition 1 LOVE T.O. white on white t-shirts as gifts for everyone who attended. There are so many pics from the wedding, but we’ve picked just a few key shots for you to see, enjoy!

Photos by Will.

Congratulations Tyson & Tania!

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