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This is an election-special newsletter, featuring some Barack
Obama local events, music, videos, and more
1. A Musical background:
"Transpacific Sound Paradise" is a radio program on WFMU, A NYC
radio station. On Nov. 1, the show featured a 3-hour, all-Obama
world music soundtrack. It's all available
complete with playlist, as well as videos of some of the songs.
2. Toronto election events - A few places to participate
a) Safari Village:
Martha and Tony, from the excellent Kenyan-Caribbean restaurant send
along this note:
Finally, after many
months of anticipation, the US Elections are tomorrow! In celebration of
Obama's Kenyan roots, there will be a special on Tuskers (until they last!),
and of course when he wins, the champagne will come out.
to see you tomorrow night!
(Tusker is Kenyan beer)
1690 Danforth (just east of Coxwell) 416 406-0534
b) Dundas Square
It appears a lot of people will be heading there after the election is
"declared", to celebrate with others (and other cities) in the public
"celebration" square. See this Spacing.ca
c) Bloor Cinema
NOW sponsors "America
Votes" $3, free for Bloor cinema members. Cash bar.
d) Democrats Abroad
will be celebrating at the Plaza Flamingo, 423 College. Click
here for details.
4. "All Politics Are Tribal" - CBC radio documentary from
Broadcast on Nov. 3, this show discusses the Kenyan tribal
factors surrounding the U.S. election. Obama's father was a Luo,
and according to this show, it's why he has overwhelming support
from that tribe, but not from the larger Kikuyu tribe. Available
here. (See "part 2")