Recently the world lost a pioneer of folk music and activism. Pete Seeger’s shining contributions in both these fields have inspired generations worth of musicians, and activists since, including a cross section of BC’s best musicians and songwriters. For local presenters Khari McClelland and Anna Hilliar, it felt fitting to rally together a selection of Vancouver’s current folk singers and activists, in tribute to Pete’s life and music, and in the spirit of Seeger, use proceeds to contribute to ongoing music education programming through the Power of Hope and Metaphor facilitators, benefitting the Burnaby Youth Custody Services Centre.
Seeger performed benefit concerts in Vancouver several times, including a well remembered summer concert at Malkin Bowl, benefitting those evicted from the Downtown Eastside leading up to EXPO ’86. The show had Pete performing with Arlo Guthrie, and locals Bim, Bob Bossin, Connie Kaldor, Katari Taiko, and an ‘acoustic’ set by D.O.A.
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
The Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E Hastings Street
Doors 8:00pm | Show 8:30pm
Tickets: $10 advance | $15 door
available at Highlife, RedCat Records, Zulu Records, Neptoon Records and online at NorthernTickets.com
Proceeds donated to the Power of Hope and Metaphor organizations for use in music education programming at the Burnaby Youth Custody Services Centre.
On March 15th at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre, no less than eight popular local acts will take the stage and sing the songs of Pete Seeger, as well as their own songs influenced by the troubadour. The amazing vocal harmonies of The Sojourners and Company B, the haunting stories of Ben Rogers, the poignant politics of CR Avery, and the contributions of several other of the city’s own troubadours. The house band features Barry Mirochnick (Neko Case, Whitehorse), Paul Rigby (Neko Case, Kathryn Calder), and Rob Becker (Barney Bentall, The Sojourners).
The Power of Hope is a non-profit organization that delivers arts based experiential learning programs to teens from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Metaphor is a crew of hip hop artists who build community empowerment and social justice through their art, teaching and facilitation. The Metaphor crew inspire youth through interactive performances that focus on critical thinking, self-reflection and community engagement; ready to rock shows and grow hearts.