EBONY ROOTS, Part 1 of 2
A Concert Reclaiming Vancouver's
EBONY ROOTS, Part 1
is set in the heart of Hogan's Alley district
at Strathcona Church, where we aim to musically reclaim
the once thriving 'Black Strathcona'.
December 2, 7:30pm
431 Princess Ave. Vancouver, V6A 3C9
Tickets, General Admission:
(please email us for accessibility needs.)
The 1st Half
is a preview presentation of the Ebony Roots project (set to premier in full in February, Part 2). It is a powerful and intimate music experience that journeys through the evolving emancipation of Black identity and culture from the North American perspective starting with prison work-songs, through passionate spirituals, into iconic songs from the stage (Musical Theatre/Opera), and arriving at the emergence of Black Soul, R&B, Blues and Motown.
Brandon Thornhill (Vocalist)
Carlos Joe Costa (Percussion/Flute)
Leo DE Johnson (Vocalist/Guitar)
Olaf de Shield (Guitars/Vocalist)
Russell Jackson (Bass/Vocalist)
The 2nd Half
is a celebration of Vancouer's African Descent Performing Artists! Showcasing the past, present, and future.
The list above +
Candus Churchill (Vocalist)
Henri Brown (Bass/Vocalist)
Krystle Dos Santos (Vocalist)
Langston Raymond (Trumpet)
Marion Landers (Dancer)
Sam Chimes (Hip Hop Artist)
Please see below for further details.
Learn local history with us through this short documentary by Melinda Friedman
EBONY ROOTS: Part 1
Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre in support of
Brandon Thornhill's leadership
Olaf de Shield
Hip Hop Artist
February 9, 8:00pm
Yaletown Roundhouse, Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, 604.713.1800
Further locations and dates to be announced soon
To align with Black History Month,
this will feature the premiere of
EBONY ROOTS: Concert
(in full, 90 min)
Please add yourself to our Priority Waitlist for advance access to to tickets,
which will be at an EARLY BIRD price.
This project is generously supported by the following community enablers:
If you would like to support this project,
please contact us and we can send along further information.