Blockobana 2021

Ready for Blockobana 2021? Blackness Yes! is bringing you the best chance to lime this year for Caribana/Emancipation Day weekend.

Blockobana, now in its 9th year brings you the best in Soca, Dancehall, Soulful House, R&B and more from the Greater Toronto Area’s best LGBTQ performers.

DJ Blackcat, Nik Red, Carma, Craig Dominic, The Salivation Army, Pogi and DJ Prestige. With Performances from Sandy Duperval, Devine Darlin, Luna Dubois, IamRebelWill, and R. Flex

Watch live at 6pm on Sunday, August 1st here

Blockorama 23: Black is Love

Black is Love

Curated by Blackness Yes!

This years’ Blocko is dedicated to those who have shaped our community for all these years, with special dedication to those we have lost.

Blackness Yes! has a 23 year history organizing Blockorama, the largest and longest-running stage at Pride Toronto’s annual festival. Blockorama has a vibrant history that celebrates local Black performers and spotlights a focus on Black Love, self care, harm reduction, and community. Join your favourite blocko DJ’s, drag, ballroom and musical performers at

Blockorama: Black is Love.

Opening Remarks by Eva Simone

Nicollette Brown
Call Me Pogi
Karim Olen Ash
Rosie Monday
Jada Hudson
DJ Craig Dominic
DJ Carma
Jay Light
Stolen Land ft. Courage
Nik Red
A Michelle Ross Tribute by Krys Cee

Kaleidoscope visuals from Karimah Zakia Issa

Blockorama (online) – Blocko Magic

Join us for Blockorama 22: BLOCKO MAGIC

Celebrating 22 years of creating Black queer and trans affirming art space in Tkaronto!

Set list:

8:00 Twysted Miyake-Mugler
8:10 DJ Prestige
8:50 performances
9:00 DJ Pleasure
9:40 DJ Carma
10:20 DJ Craig Dominic
11 DJ Tamika
11:40 DJ Nik Red
12:20 DJ Blackcat

To join the celebration: Link posted here soon!

Blackness Yes! is a community-based committee that works year-round to celebrate Black queer and Trans history, creativity and resistance.