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The Cultch Presents The Essentials April 16-18, 2021

25 Mar

The Cultch and Soft Cedar bring The Essentials to the stage for three online performances incorporating live and pre-recorded elements, for a unique concert experience, April 16-18, 2021.

For three days only, live from The Cultch’s York Theatre, renowned Vancouver musician, Khari Wendell McClelland is joined on stage virtually by local and international musicians, scholars, and poets in a multidisciplinary performance exploring the question: What is essential and needed in these times? With the help of award-winning poets as well as acclaimed scholars, Khari and the musicians joining him each night, probe the pressing questions facing us today as we encounter unprecedented societal, environmental, and public health challenges.

While the full allotment of poets and scholars will be a part of each performance, along with sound bath artist Faye Mallet, other musical guests will be different each night. Friday, April 16 sees Wendell McClelland joined by the gospel trio The Sojourners, Kwakiutl Hereditary Chief Henry Seaweed, the St. James Music Academy, as well as the folk duo, Twin Bandit. Saturday, April 17 brings another night of incredible performance with JUNO award-winning oud/guitarist, Gordon Grdina, as well as Soul/R&B heavy hitter, Tanika Charles. Sunday, April 18 will be Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ, and Vancouver’s favourite high energy dance band, Queer As Funk. 

If you wish to check out this unforgettable performance that aims to bring people together in this time of isolation, visit The Cultch for tickets.


Shut The Front Door! Blurs The Lines At Astorino’s April 6th

2 Apr

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I tell you that Sara Bynoe (pictured far right) really gets around. Word master that she is I’m sure she won’t mind a little play on words. I am of course talking about her many appearances about town whether it’s her Say Wha? events or her latest endeavor, being part of the line up at Shut The Front Door!   This show is a mix of spoken word and comedians blurring the lines between stand up and spoken word.   The event will be hosted by Brendan McLeod featuring some local talent including Graham Clark, Cheryl Maddaena, Sara Bynoe, Fernando Raguero and Al Mader aka “The Minimalist Jug Band”.   The event takes place at Astorino’s Hall, 1739 Venables Street this Sunday, April 6th and gets under way at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance via PayPal or $12 at the door. Note cash sales only at the door.  Shut The Front Door! Is part of the Verses Festival of Words taking place between April 5th and 12th in and around East Vancouver. For a full line up of events, check out Verses Festival of Words 2014.

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