Karla Mundy & Michael Creber | The Tanglewood Trio
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Please note that regular discounts including Parcels O'Rogues are not available for this special fundraiser.
This concert will not be streamed.
$ Small Change For Big Change $
All proceeds from this concert will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports grandmothers ("Gogos" in Zulu) raising a generation of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in 15 African countries. Grandmothers in Africa have risen above their grief to put their grandchildren through school while leading the way by rebuilding communities and advocating for change in their societies. Canadians have raised more than $27 million for the campaign, which supports community-based organizations that provide necessities such as school fees and uniforms, counselling for grandmothers and orphaned children, and micro-credit loans. The East Van Gogos is one of more than 250 such groups across Canada. The Grandmothers Campaign movement, founded in 2006, is growing, with groups now in Australia, Great Britain and the U.S. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Join the East Van Gogos for this musical event in partnership with the Rogue Folk Club. Come ready to parlay your “small change” into big change by participating in the Silent Loonie Auction, where every auction item will cost you only a loonie!
Karla Mundy & Michael Creber
KARLA MUNDY is a vibrant, soulful and diverse vocalist, pianist, arranger and choir leader. She directs The City Soul Choir (Vancouver), Rhythm 'n' Roots (East Van), EarthSounds (Bowen Island) and Island Soul Choir (Vancouver Island). She loves leading harmony singing workshops and has taught at the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, Voiceworks, Beyond Trad, Sing Smithers, VIMW, SongRoots, and many choir and work retreats. Karla is the founder of SongRoots and is the main organizer of many vocal workshops, retreats, camps and singing/study trips. As a performer, Karla is a founding member of the No Sh!t Shirleys, TriVo, Cleia, Plough, and Tanglewood Trio, and she released her first solo CD called Way Back in 2012. Karla deeply loves harmony singing and all that it creates - beauty, connection to the present moment and each other, a common goal, and the way it opens people's hearts and faces!
MICHAEL CREBER is a Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning artist who was dubbed “a cross between Floyd Cramer and Thelonius Monk” by one LA reviewer. As one of the West Coast’s most sought-after musicians, Michael pursues a wide-ranging career as a pianist, film composer, arranger and producer; embracing many genres of music such as jazz, Latin, R&B, rock, pop, musical theatre, country, folk and classical. He has performed as a featured guest with many symphony orchestras across North America and has recorded and toured internationally with k.d. lang (including performances on Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, Arsenio Hall, Vicki Gabereau, Austin City Limits and six appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), the Irish Rovers (including 36 television specials) and world-renowned family entertainer Raffi (including performances on Broadway and at President Clinton’s first inauguration); he also co-produced and co-wrote Raffi's 1994 hit CD, Bananaphone. Other luminaries Michael has worked with include Andrea Bocelli, Martin Short, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, The Rankin Sisters, Shirley Bassey, Powder Blues, Charlotte Diamond, Charo, Jim Byrnes, Dee Daniels, Valdy, Lee Aaron and David Foster. Michael has released four albums of original music: Brand New Smile, Dancers of the Spheres, Smooth Sailing and Songs For My Baby.
The Tanglewood Trio
This trio features KARLA MUNDY with NOA NEUMAN SPIVAK and EMILY VILLAVICENCIO. They got their start in bluegrass and roots, performing a mix of original songs by Karla and covers from jazz to French Canadian music. The three women's voices blend together seamlessly to create breathtaking harmonies and playful interlocking rhythms. Each singer also takes a turn to serve up a song of sweet sadness or sage advice.
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