Presented by the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Calgary's Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.
Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.
Their debut album is produced by the UK's Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada's Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).
Alliance Française du Manitoba and Jazz Winnipeg Present:
Known for their hypnotic melodies, visceral bass lines, and tidal rhythm, Manchester-based leftfield piano trio, GoGo Penguin, are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica, but they draw equally on jazz, minimalism, game soundtracks, and glitchy electronica to create their unique music.
It’s music for the heart, head, and feet and saw their album, v2.0, named a Mercury Prize Album of the Year 2014. In 2016 they released the album Man Made Object and more recently they have been touring their own score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film, Koyaanisqatsi. Their new album, A Humdrum Star, was released this past February.
Guillaume Perret is a jazz saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer from Annecy, France. Perret, along with Jim Grandcamp, Philippe Bussonnet, and Yoann Serra, make up Guillaume Perret and the Electric Epic, a contemporary avant-fusion Zeuhl super-group who have released four albums, the most recent being 2014’s Open Me. Perret’s solo album, Free, was released in 2016.
Tickets - $20.00
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. Lido's latest LP, La Papessa (2016), charts an evolution from her debut LP, Color (2010), an album full of (as the title suggests) colorful landscapes and positive vibrations. Winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize, La Papessa takes a more personal approach, describing the narrative of how Lido has found her independence as a woman and as an artist who refuses to fit pre-conceived notions of what a pop Latina artist ought to be. Influenced by the multiple cultural and geographic settings in which is was written — from the desert of Columbia to the bustling cityscape of Toronto — La Papessa takes listeners on a musical journey from traditional Afro-Colombian percussion to global bass and darker avant-garde electronic sounds. Lido's piercing, explosive, and heartwarming voice unites the compositions, beats, and harmonies, resulting in a perfect labour of love and sound that highlights the creative voice of this talented artist.
Tickets - $24.00
Described by The New York Times as a “dauntingly skilled trumpeter,” 29-year-old Marquis Hill hones a warm, mellifluous tone on trumpet and flugelhorn with which he unravels sleek, melodic passages that are as commanding as they are cogent. With music that “crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz” (Chicago Tribune), Hill builds on his distinctive sound to craft arresting originals that embrace post-bop, hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word. After releasing four well-received albums — New Gospel (2011), Sound of the City (2012), The Poet (2013) and Modern Flows, vol. 1 (2014) — Hill raised his profile significantly by winning the 2014 Thelonious Trumpet Competition, which led to the release of 2016’s The Way We Play. On this album Hill fronts a commanding ensemble, bringing his lyrically postmodern groove to jazz classics.
Tickets - $25.00
This event is presented by The Family Violence Consortium of Manitoba.
The Silent Witness Project welcomes all members of the public to honour and remember the Manitoban women who have died by the hands of their partners. During the Memorial, speakers will address the issue of domestic violence and the families in attendance may speak about their family member.
The Silent Witness initiative consists of a travelling exhibit of life-sized wooden silhouettes; each red figure represents a Manitoban woman who has been murdered by her intimate partner. In each case, the woman’s partner has been convicted of the murder or both have died in a murder/suicide. Because these women no longer have a voice, the silhouettes are called the Silent Witnesses.
This powerful memorial is funded by the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Domestic violence is a major social concern in our society and the mission of the Silent Witness Project envelops ideas of remembrance, awareness, and action against this violence.
Qhawe & Ibeebay’s
THE ART OF CREATION
Art Exhibition, Ibe Ekuma. Fashion Show, Ankara Loving
7:30PM Artist Talk, Ibe Ekuma
8PM Fashion Show, Ankara Loving w/DJ Stop.
Live Acts by QueenTite Opaleke, Kier Mailan, Rhonda Thompson
*Ibe & Ankara Loving pop-up shop
Tickets: Adults, $10 Child, free
The Art of Creation
In her solo debut, Ibe explores surrealism and its magic to express the in which surrealism allows us to see each other, our humanity, and the world in ways we might not have otherwise imagined. Blending Salvador Dali and elements of Nigerian folklore, she explores womanhood, displacement, belonging, blackness and queer identity.
The topics are expressed in ten paintings using oil and acrylic on 35in x 23in glossy paper.