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Nicole Brooks | Canada | 6 mins | Documentary | 2012 | English

SYNOPSISDance film that celebrates the lives of enslaved Africans. As they are released from their daily work, they gather to prepare and participate in Sunday worship in solidarity with their Ancestors and for the Orishas (revered deities in the Yoruba religion). Ase gives us a glimpse into this awe-inspiring service and in turn pays homage to those slaves who managed through terrible adversity to conserve a piece of their heritage and identity in song and dance.

Nicole Brooks | Canada | 47 mins | Short Documentary | 2010 | English

SYNOPSIS On March 3, 2010, eight of Canada’s most beloved Black female vocalists came together on the same stage, for one night of extraordinary music. Along with the evening’s best performances, viewers are given a ‘backstage’ pass and experience behind the scenes exclusives, mini interviews, rehearsals and preparations that went into putting this awesome show together. Includes appearances by Molly Johnson, Jackie Richardson, Ada Lee, Divine Brown, Toya Alexis, Alana Bridgewater, Sacha Williamson and Shakura S’aida. It features a variety of solos, and culminates in an awe-inspiring group number.