Paul Simon's 'Graceland' Tribute
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' Tribute

The Vancouver World Music Festival presents an evening of music paying tribute to this iconic record by Paul Simon. The entire record will be played live by a band of some of Vancouver's finest folk and world musicians.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets online through the worldmusicfest website. www.worldmusicfest.ca

Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm

The Singers:

*TONYE AGANABA*
*AARON ROSS* (The Boom Booms)
*DAVID WARD*
*CORRINA KEELING*
*ROBERT WILSON*
*EZRA KWIZERA*
*MOLLY GRIFFIN*
*HANNAH WALKER* (Twin Bandit)
*TOM LANDA* (The Paperboys)
*ASHLEY GRANT* (Just a Season)
*KARINA MORIN* (Coco Jaffro, Ten Souljers)
*DAVID LOPEZ* (Mazacote)
*PEDRO MOTA* ( Locarno)

The Band

TRISTAN PAXTON, Musical Director - guitar
PEDRO MOTA - guitar, vocals
TOM LANDA - guitar, jarana, vocals
LIAM MACDONALD - drums
ROBIN LAYNE - congas, percussion
KALISSA LANDA - fiddle, vocals
JEANSE LE DOUJET - bass
NICK LA RIVIERE - trombone
JEN DAVIDSON - sax
MALCOLM AIKEN - trumpet
KATHERYN PETERSEN - accordion
BLOCO ENERGIA - percussion

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Gathering Storm album release tour with Buckman Coe
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Gathering Storm album release tour with Buckman Coe

I am so freaking delighted to be spending the month of March lending my voice to Buckman Coe’s album release tour for Gathering Storm. I’ll also be supporting his opening act, Tonye Aganaba, and from time to time I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of what I’ve been working on, too.

March 1 - Galiano Island, BC  - South End Hall
March 2 - Salt Spring Island, BC - Beaver Point Hall
March 7 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs Cabaret
March 8 - Denman Island, BC - Community Hall
March 9 - Tofino, BC - Legion
March 14 - Duncan, BC - Duncan Showroom
March 15 - Nanaimo, BC - The Queen's
March 16 - Powell River, BC - McKinney's
March 21 - Nelson, BC - Spiritbar
March 22 - Calgary, AB - The King Eddy
March 23 - Edmonton, AB - Almanac
March 28 - Chilliwack, BC - TractorGrease
March 29 - Squamish, BC - Knottyburl
March 30 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw

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Afroscience
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Afroscience

A multidisciplinary arts experience created by Tonye Aganaba and in collaboration with local Vancouver artists like Jessica Dawn Arts, Jillian Christmas, and Jojo Zolina. I’ll be lending my voice as well as providing live digital projected illustration.

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Wild Salmon Arts Collective
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Wild Salmon Arts Collective

Settler and indigenous Artists of all types, including painters, fashion designers, photographers, body artists, videographers, comics, radio personalities, who create collaborations that are inspired by our love for Wild Salmon. A casual come-and-go event for all ages.

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Red Fox Creative Cafe
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Red Fox Creative Cafe

Music in support of the Red Fox Healthy Living Society, who promotes healthy active living among children and youth, and to foster employment and life skills to youth who face barriers. Red Fox engages Indigenous youth, new immigrant youth, youth living on low incomes, LGBTQ2 youth and youth with disabilities.

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The Acoustic Guitar Project
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Acoustic Guitar Project

The Acoustic Guitar Project is a global music platform and concert series that inspires musicians to write an original song and record it live in one week. Curated by Michael Averill, I’ll be performing alongside Ross Fairbairn, Ivy:The Pulse, Tonye Aganaba, and Ital Blue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWhSH5rIXu4

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Hi.
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Hi.

Hi, beautiful beings.

First and most importantly, I’m okay.

I was recently in a serious car accident on a remote mountain highway. I’m humbled and delighted to be alive, and happy to report that in time I will fully recover from all of my injuries.

I’ll be taking some time off while I’m in recovery.

I am still overflowing with gratitude for still being here on this beautiful planet, and for everyone who has so generously pulled together to provide me with all the help and support I’ve needed during my recovery so far.

Catch you on the other side.

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Directly Affected
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Directly Affected

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. 

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International Indigenous Leadership Gathering - Fundraiser
Apr
29
4:30 PM16:30

International Indigenous Leadership Gathering - Fundraiser

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 WallaceTatiana SpeedWarren Hooley, and Andrew Kim

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Be The Change Earth Alliance
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Be The Change Earth Alliance

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. 

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Gàidhlig Concert
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Gàidhlig Concert

A night of lively, haunting and radical music and song sung in Scottish Gaelic, a language classified as threatened by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity. Modern and traditional tunes featuring Can Cala with Robyn Carrigan & Daibhidh MacChaluim. 

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Earth Heart Hum - Release Show
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Earth Heart Hum - Release Show

 

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. 

FEATURING: 
Samuel Romero Band
Corrina Keeling
Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society
No Century

TICKETS:
$25, Includes signed CD + Mandala Postcard
(General Admission Tickets: $10-15 AVAILABLE SOON)

***20% of all proceeds is going toward Community Art Events***

 

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The Free Times Cafe
Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Free Times Cafe

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.

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The Jellyfish Project Tour
Jan
13
to Jan 22

The Jellyfish Project Tour

  • Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 

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The Painted Lady
Jan
12
to Jan 13

The Painted Lady

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.

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'My Sea to Sky' New Years
Dec
31
to Jan 1

'My Sea to Sky' New Years

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. 

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Spark House Headliner
Dec
27
6:00 PM18:00

Spark House Headliner

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. 

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Reconciliation in Action
Nov
22
1:00 PM13:00

Reconciliation in Action

  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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." 
 

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We Belong to the Earth
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

We Belong to the Earth

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. 

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The "Not-a-Party" Party
Oct
3
to Oct 4

The "Not-a-Party" Party

Celebrating creative ways to get involved in the election with music, comedy, trivia and talks from local groups organizing outside the political party system. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/not-a-party-election-party-tickets-18522085055

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Cabot Trail Music Festival
Sep
19
12:30 PM12:30

Cabot Trail Music Festival

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.

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