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Obituaries, Sept. 28, 2023

Indira Nanavati Cadena, a Toronto singer, musician, and owner of live music venue La Rev, died on Sept. 21 at age 36. A cause of death has not been reported.

Obituaries, Sept. 28, 2023

By Kerry Doole

Indira Nanavati Cadena, a Toronto singer, musician, and owner of live music venue La Rev, died on Sept. 21 at age 36. A cause of death has not been reported.


Toronto jazz impresario Jaymz Bee reported to FYI that "Cadena owned and ran La Rev (La Revolucion) in the Junction for many years. She started in her 20's...a remarkably ambitious and organized young woman. She was the youngest restauranteur and club owner I ever met. Talented too! A top-notch classical pianist. La Rev was a club I frequented, and I hosted many parties, including a NYE bash there. On top of all our business together, Indira was one of my best friends for the past 15 years.

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"I took the JAZZ.FM91 jazz safari to her club for years...over 60 concerts, I'm sure.  I also travelled with her to North Bay and Niagara Falls, on wine tours, from small-town minigolf to partying in Havana...twice!   Just last January, we had so much fun in Cuba...She made a ton of new friends! 

"She sang a little jazz, old stuff, but she loved classical the most. She had just started writing songs and was ready to make her first solo album. It will be a while before we can properly celebrate life.  People are still trying to get their heads around it. She was so young!"

Read more about Cadena here and here

International

Lou (Francis Jean) Deprijck, a Belgian singer and producer best known as the force behind Plastic Bertrand’s 1978 hit Ça plane pour moi, died on Sept. 19, at the age of 77,

Deprijck is among the best-selling Belgian artists of all time, with some 20 million records sold since 1963. He was the producer and real singer behind Ça plane pour moi, which broke out of the French-language music scene to become a global hit. The single has sold over 900,000 copies around the world and is regarded as a "punk-new wave-pop classic."

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Read more here. Sources: Brussels Times, Wikipedia, Euronews

Terry Robert Kirkman, founding member of popular 60s American folk-rock group The Association, died on Sept. 23, of congestive heart failure, at the age of 83.

Kirkman was a musician, songwriter, and vocalist. He wrote several of The Association's hit songs, including Cherish, Everything That Touches You, and Six Man Band. The group's other big hits included Windy and Never My Love. The Association were nominated for a Grammy Award six times, 1967-68. After growing tired of touring, Kirkman left the band in 1984. 

Read more here. Sources: NPR, Wikipedia, Noise11

 

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Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department hits an 11th consecutive and total week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated July 13) — tying 1989 and Fearless as her longest-leading No. 1 albums. The last album by a woman to spend 11 weeks at No. 1 was 1989, which notched 11 nonconsecutive weeks atop the list in 2014-15. If Poets reaches a 12th week at No. 1, it will be the first album by a woman with at least 12 weeks at No. 1 since Adele’s 21 rang up 24 nonconsecutive weeks on top in 2011-12.

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