My song 'Dig Deep' has been selected as the credit music for director Zack Embree's compelling new documentary 'Directly Affected', which takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the Kinder Morgan pipeline. At this screening at the Rio Theatre, I'll be playing the song live along with the film. Zack will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q&A.
The St’át’imc Chiefs’ Council will be generously hosting the 8th Annual International Indigenous Leadership Gathering: Protecting the Sacred on June 2 to June 5, 2016. It takes place in an outdoor arbor, and people from all over the world camp and gather throughout the days to share messages, witness and partake in scheduled discussions and ceremonies by various Indigenous speakers from Coast Salish Territory as well as from nations around the world. As the gathering is free and all are welcome, we are doing our part to contribute to the generosity of the St’át’imc people, who welcome hundreds of visitors every year on the land.
Along with the powerful words of Chief Darrell Bob, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Sundance Chief Rueben George and Dr. Lee Brown, I'll be sharing the stage with other movement musicians Luke Wallace, Tatiana Speed, Warren Hooley, and Andrew Kim.
Be The Change Earth Alliance is dedicated to global sustainability through education that empowers behavioural and systemic change. Founded in 2005 focused on the development of a citizen engagement program to support environmental, social and personal behaviour changes in community, the workplace, and in schools, their work empowers people of all ages to support and inspire one another in adopting sustainable lifestyles and creating healthy, thriving communities. Their AGM is a place to learn and be inspired, and I'll be making music throughout the evening.
This night of Community + Music + Art + Tea will be a celebration - of the official release of the Samuel Romero Band’s new album, 'Earth Heart Hum'; of the Launch of Community Mandala Day by our friends at Beaumont Studios Artist’s Society; and of Kathara's 2016 3rd International Babaylan Conference: 'Filipinos and Indigenous Turtle Islanders Revitalizing Ancestral Traditions Together'.
I am always delighted to do what I love in service of increasing our capacity to fund crucial connections and community art events - your presence is a generous contribution to solidarity and creative cross-pollenation. I have been a fan of Sam's music since the first time I heard it, and have been waiting patiently for his new album to be available for what seems like very many moons now. Also, with all the abundance of art, this event promises to be spectacularly beautiful, which aside from all the other feel-good business, is totally a great reason to come.
Samuel Romero Band
Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society
$25, Includes signed CD + Mandala Postcard
(General Admission Tickets: $10-15 AVAILABLE SOON)
***20% of all proceeds is going toward Community Art Events***
I'll be sharing the longest-running folk stage in Toronto with one of the most magical musical humans I have yet to encounter, Henry Nozuka. We have been scheming a show together since we met six years ago, and it has taken a handful of happy accidents to make it happen. Show by donation of whatever is in your capacity to give, because music is for everyone.
The Jellyfish Project School Presentation program is a unique and powerful assembly focused on generating awareness among youth about ocean sustainability, climate change, and environmental stewardship. Through the power of music and live performance, students are engaged into issues about environmental justice and are empowered to become active participants in the movement.
I'll be spending a week and a half of mornings & afternoons across southern Ontario & Quebec, engaging young people in their schools about the environment through music. How dreamy is my life.
I'm teaming up with some delightful old friends, Ben Kunder and Jeff Giles for a unique night of collaboration and creativity that you will be delighted you braved the cold to hear. These musicians are each an unforgettable experience on their own, but to have them all together on one stage with me is something truly special.
The "Citizens for My Sea to Sky Society" was started by a group of Squamish citizens in March 2014 in response to growing concerns about the proposed Woodfibre LNG project, and since then hundreds of people and organizations have dedicated countless hours to work together to raise awareness about how this and other proposed projects threaten Howe Sound. I'll be opening for The Will Ross Band - come and get your New Years dancy-pants on.
The Spark House Living Room Sessions is an ongoing monthly staple in the arts and culture community of Vancouver with a truly attuned and attentive audience. The first half of the night is a highly in-demand open stage, and the second half is a headlining performer. Get there early - it's a cozy space and it fills up fast. I'm delighted to be back.
Presented by the Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust, UBCIC, and many allied organisations, this is a full day of learning and celebration to bring together over 30 allied organizations to mark the one-year anniversary of the Burnaby Mountain mobilization. I have the delight and honour to make some music as part of an event to witness Coast Salish culture & artists, eat delicious traditional foods, strengthen our Indigenous and settler alliances, and learn about "reconciliation in action."
The C.O.P. 21 - "Conference of Parties" is the 21st annual gathering of global leaders from 190 countries to discuss matters concerning the sustainability of our planet, with the aim of cooperation to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, to keep global warming below 2°C. The
C.O.Y. 11 - "Conference of Youth", is a gathering of 5000 youth from around the world as a lead up to the C.O.P. 21. Our Youth will inherit the world we are creating, and with their leadership, we can tune into the paradigm shift to pave the way to a more just, sustainable and liveable society.
You're invited to help. Not only will you be supporting Indigenous Youth Ambassador Ta'Kaiya Blaney to make her way to this important global gathering to have her voice heard, you'll also witness a really special collaboration of artists who speak for justice, including Tatiana Speed, Warren Hooley, Luke Wallace, and Johnny Ketlo.
Truly a players' festival, the Cabot Trail Music Festival brings artists together from many genres including folk, bluegrass, roots, country, blues and world music in an atmosphere of live performances, workshops, instrument jams, and songwriter clinics over 3 days from September 18-20, 2015.
Three days of live music & performance, local organic food, yoga, workshops, and camping, This festival is born from a seed of intention to nurture the emergent culture of our evolving community ecosystem. They showcase local art, teachings, talent, food and goods, with an intention to deepen our relationship to the land through working with indigenous elders and wisdom keepers to cocreate a ceremonial space for human evolution.
They offer a full schedule of yoga and workshops from teachers of all kinds, with a focus on supporting local teachers, and an optional locally-sourced organic meal plan. There is also an Open-Source Marketplace where they make space for artisans and traders from all corners of the earth to freely trade their crafts and curios.
This is a Family Friendly, Drug and Alcohol Free Event. Kids will have a team of facilitators lead them through an optional co-creative journey over the length of the festival.