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XiFu Sagas: nine-member new music band, Sun June 23, 7 pm

May 24th, 2013
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IN THE NEWS! Noted by Leonard Turnevicius, classical music columnist  in June 20 The Spec. Plus an in-depth interview on Cut From Steel Blog: http://cutfromsteel.com/project/learning-all-about-the-xifu-sagas/

xifusagas_2013cSPECIAL CONCERT Sunday June 23 at 7 pm, $10 door, $8 advance (book xifusagas.ca/shows ). XiFu Sagas, a nine-member new-music chamber ensemble from Montreal. They are here launching their new album “One Last Dance”. Two members, Annie Shaw and Sarah Good (from Earth Wind and Choir), are Hamiltonians. XiFu Sagas’s music is all original and composed by ensemble co-founder and composer Simon Chung. XiFuSagas_posterCombining modern, classical, jazz as well as ancient Chinese melodic inspirations, they will bring us something totally fresh and new to hear. Their site: xifusagas.ca  Their live videos: vimeo.com/xifusagas   Their music: (album preview) xifusagas.bandcamp.com
Simon Chung -compositions, double bass, voice; Thierry Cotton -tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo, guitar, voice; Martin Courchesne – piano, voice; Daniel Gélinas -drums, guitar, voice; Sarah Good – glockenspiel, guitar, voice; Kaitlyn Raitz – cello, voice; Annie Shaw – accordion, piano, voice; Alma Thrift – violin, voice; Devin Waldman – alto saxophone, drums, voice.
Opening set by Earth Wind and Choir.

Event, Music, Music-Classical

PoeMagic, host Klyde Broox, Sun June 23 at 2 pm, Fri June 28 at 8 pm

May 23rd, 2013
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpg*Sunday June 23 at 2 pm, special edition of PoeMagic for Open Streets, at Artword Artbar’s Open Mic, corner of Colbourne and James.
*Friday June 28 at 8 pm. PoeMagic, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox. All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at  kbroox@porchlight.ca. “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion. ” Read more…

Event, James North events, Literary, Spoken Word