As promised here is the information about upcoming performances by my guests, Sistah Lois and Brainerd Blyden-Taylor:
SISTAH LOIS and Gifts of Life Celebration:
The first "Gifts of Life Celebrations"(GLC) musical and cultural event is Friday, December 19th at the Savannah Room, 294 College Street. This is the first of 5 events by the Kaloko Farmer's Adventures in support of Zambian farm women who are raising their HIV-positive grandchildren. Musical performers include SistahNuVizhan, John Tee Davis, Jack and JoAnn, Empress Lyrics, Zoé and freestyle dj Kalmplex. The event also includes a silent auction. Doors open at 7pm. Cover charge: Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested donation of $5.00.
For more information:
Contact: Mshimpi (mmm-shim-pee)
If you are a senior or know one who is interested in lectures, check out Sistah's Tuesday Lecture series at Learning Unlimited Etobicoke:
Tuesdays, January 6 to March 10, 2009, 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon
Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre - 500 the East Mall, Etobicoke - 416-410-6204
This series will employ oral, musical and written stories, to explore the diversity of cultural experience shared by those of the African diaspora who call Toronto home.
THE NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE: An Indigo Christmas... Raise the Roof with Great Joy!
AN INDIGO CHRISTMAS is an evening of Christmas music, gospel style! Toronto’s renowned NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE, recently returned from a successful US tour, will be joined by acclaimed pianist/composer Joseph Joubert, a live band, and members of the York University Gospel Choir. Included in the program will be Great Joy—a collection of traditional Christmas music co-arranged by Joubert.
Wednesday and Saturday, December 17 & 20, 2008 - 8:00pm
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto
Subscribe to all 3 NDC concerts for $99
Individual tickets $39.50, students/seniors $35.
Tickets available in person at the Roy Thomson Hall box office, 60 Simcoe St.,
by calling 416.872.4255 or online at www.roythomson.com.
Bahamian Christmas Compilation (Little Drummer Boy by T'rez Hepburn)
Nathaniel Dett Chorale -An Indigo Christmas (Hombe + The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy)
Rita Di Ghent -The Birth of Sprawl (God Bless the Child)