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June 2022

Dr. Thokozani Project: African Song Cycle: 8 and 9pm Performances with the NOW Ensemble at 8EAST

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Live Music at 8EAST Tickets $10/20/xx/free tickets may be reserved here or Donate at the door /$10/$20/xx/Free. The first set will be masks required, the second set, masks recommended. Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi - Composer, Baroque Cello Joshua Zubot - Violin Lucy Strauss - Viola Feven Kidane - Trumpet Lisa Cay Miller - Nord and Piano Clyde Reed - bass Jesus Caballero - drums More information about the events here Thokozani Ndumiso Mhlambi, (1984-), known professionally as Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi, is…

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Dr. Thokozani Project: African Song Cycle: Performance with the NOW Ensemble at Oppenheimer Park – a co-production with the Carnegie Centre

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell Street
Vancouve, BC V6A 1G6 Canada
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Thokozani Ndumiso Mhlambi, (1984-), known professionally as Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi, is a South African composer, cellist and cultural thinker. In his music he explores the iconic cultural legacy of the region, the likes of Busi Mhlongo, Princess Magogo, Mazisi Kunene– creatively through new music, combining African and classical elements. He is often seen talking with his audiences while on stage, teaching on African innovative and dramatic forms, while gripping them in mesmeric music textures, of song and declamatory vocal lines.…

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Douglas R. Ewart and Friends

June 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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An informal offering of open improvisations. Douglas R. Ewart, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder, composer, artist and visionary joins some friends at 8EAST. Improvised music @ 8EAST Saturday, June 18th, 2022 8:00 pm One set, bar open, masks recommended. Donate at the door $xx/$20/$10/Free Douglas R. Ewart - Composer, Ewart Didjeridu and Flutes, Percussion, Text, Sopranino Sax, English Horn and Concert Flute Jocelyn Waugh - Trumpet Vi An Diep - Zheng Lisa Cay Miller - Piano Matthew Ariaratnam - guitar Dr. Thokozani…

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Truth IS Power! Performance with the NOW Orchestra at Oppenheimer Park – a co-production with the Carnegie Centre

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  The NOW Society proudly presents guest artist Douglas R. Ewart, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder, composer and artist in a project that presents public talks, film screenings, a workshop, a new work with the NOW Orchestra, commissioned by the NOW Society, and a performance in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. June 19 3pm: Performance with the NOW Orchestra at Oppenheimer Park - a co-production with the Carnegie Centre Douglas R. Ewart - Ewart Didjeridu and flutes, percussion, text, sopranino sax, English horn…

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Truth IS Power! Public talk and Screening of Eternally NOW, full length, at 8EAST

June 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The NOW Society proudly presents guest artist Douglas R. Ewart, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder, composer and artist in a project that presents public talks, film screenings, a workshop, a new work with the NOW Orchestra, commissioned by the NOW Society, and a performance in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.   Eternally Now consists of narratives, vocal and instrumental music, videos and photographs, a plethora of human thoughts and experiences that describes just how close and inextricable our fundamental platforms are as…

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Anticyclone – Live Recording and Performance at 8EAST!

June 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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Improvised music @ 8EAST This will be a live recording!! Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 9pm Anticyclone: Robyn Jacob • piano Clyde Reed • bass Adrian Avendańo • drums Recording Engineer • Ron Ruiten (Amsterdam) Donate at the door $xx/$20/$10/Free The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown in Vancouver. Safety guidelines: Please do not come to this event if: • You…

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Truth IS Power! Improvisation Workshop at 8EAST with Douglas R. Ewart

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo: Stephanie Watts The NOW Society proudly presents guest artist Douglas R. Ewart, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder, composer and artist in a project that presents public talks, film screenings, a workshop, a new work with the NOW Orchestra, commissioned by the NOW Society, and a performance in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This workshop is free with NOW Membership. These are our first in person workshops since the Fall of 2019! We have 10 spots available for each workshop. Covid Safety…

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Sick Boss – Live Recording and Performance at 8EAST!

June 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1 Canada
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Improvised music @ 8EAST This will be a live recording!! Wednesday, June 21st, 2022 9pm   SICK BOSS Joshua Zubot • violin Peggy Lee • cello JP Carter • trumpet Cole Schmidt • guitar James Meger • bass Dan Guacher • drums Recording Engineer • Ron Ruiten (Amsterdam)   Donate at the door $xx/$20/$10/Free The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in…

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Douglas R. Ewart Rehearsal

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Truth IS Power! CANABRAVA NOW in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival at Ironworks – a co-production with the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society

June 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ironworks, 235 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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At Ironworks, 235 Alexander Street, part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival cana brava: a bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris) There are approximately 2,000 species of bamboo. It comes smaller than a little finger and larger than a foot in diameter; it possesses incredible tensile strength and is used in thousands of widely varied applications, from a food and clothing source to the construction of instruments and furniture. As an ensemble, CANABRAVA NOW strives to emulate bamboo by being diverse, resilient, flexible,…

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