Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders fundraising concert
A benefit evening of intercultural string improvisations.
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Or : Annexe Orpheum, 823 Seymour St.
Tickets and information : From free to whatever you want. 100% of profits donated equally to Gidimt’en Checkpoint and Unist’ot’en Camp
An impressive lineup of musicians from the rich improvisational scene of the Lower Mainland will come together to perform a concert to raise funds for the ongoing land defense by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation.
Drawing on string traditions from Indonesia, China, Iran and Western Europe, the Sound of Dragon and NOW Society co-performance features Lisa Cay Miller as the head of the ensemble . Players include Surtrisno Hartana – rebab, suling (Indonesian violin and flute), vocals; Sina Ettehad – kamanche (Iranian violin); Lan Tung – erhu (Chinese violin), voice; Meredith Bates, Joshua Zubot – violin; Lucy Strauss, Reginald Quiring – viola and James Meger – acoustic bass. Guests will include Dallas Arcand, Cree musician and hoop dancer; Marjorie Dumont, Wet’suwet’en Tsayu Clan, Presenter and Gunargie aka Ga’axstasalas, member of the tlowitsis tribe will be MC
Tickets, vaccination passports and masks are required for entry and all participants are also requested to keep their masks during the event.