In Concert: Dalannah & Owen Owen Owen

Saturday November 14, 8:30pm, doors open at 8pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings
Tickets $10, go to

Nov 14 - Dalannah and Owen - in the streetThe reviews are in and they’re all like this –
“Dalannah Gail Bowen reveals herself as a master of phrasing; her voice is like an instrument unto itself. The quality is consistently high … it’s amazing what you’ll hear in Owen Owen Owen’s bass excursions. [The new CD] ‘Been Around a While’ takes risks, and as a result it’s a magnificent album that will bring lots of joy to listeners.” – Rocktimes (Germany)

Together, Dalannah and Owen were the first British Columbia act to make it to the finals at the recent International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Dalannah and Owen Owen Owen – blues and jazz-tinged – Dalannah’s expressive, powerful vocals and Owen’s masterful bass lines promise for a fabulous evening.

The Lost Operas of Mozart

Saturday November 14, 4pm – 5pm
Sunday November 15, 7pm – 8pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main

City Opera '15 - Lost Mozart - sunglasses largeJoin City Opera Vancouver and Artistic Director Charles Barber for a sneak preview of a ‘new’ Mozart opera. In his early 20s, Mozart began three operas that he never finished. Two are Italian comedies and one is a German singspiel. City Opera Vancouver invites you to a concert performance of this wonderful music, one year before the fully-staged production opens at The Playhouse. The music is wonderful and completely unknown. How often do you get to hear a Mozart premiere? Please join us. Made possible by the generous underwriting of the BC Arts Council, BC Gaming and the Government of British Columbia.

ALL OF ME: An evening with Dalannah Gail Bowen and Friends

Special Event
Saturday November 7, 8pm -10:30pm
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
$10 regular/$5 concession Tickets available at the door

Nov 14 - Dalannah - on stageThe Downtown Eastside’s own Dalannah Gail Bowen has been music-making for over 45 years and for the last 15 years she has been a dynamic advocate for community; she has been an integral part of the DTES Heart of the City Festival since day one and she was recently honoured as ‘Master Blues Artist’ in the Blues Hall of Fame. Congratulations Dalannah!

The Festival has the honour of presenting an evening devoted to Dalannah Gail Bowen and her truly unique and powerful voice, described as ‘Billie Holiday meets Howlin’ Wolf.’ The musical line-up is stellar: Simon Kendall on piano, Rene Worst on bass, Chris Nordquist on drums, Dave Say on saxophone, Jim Salmon on percussion, with backup singers Jessi Nicholson, and Carlos Arias. For the second half of the evening, Owen Owen Owen is on bass. Join Dalannah and friends for an evening of jazz, blues and gospel; an evening not-to-be missed!

Against the Current

Music & Storytelling
Friday November 6, 8pm
Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander
Tickets available at the door: $15 regular, $10 concession

Heart_Festival_RGeorgeson, Current, D Cooper 1025A collaborative cross-cultural performance, Against the Current, is created by Chibi Taiko, Katari Taiko, Sansho Daiko, Sawagi Taiko and Vancouver Okinawa Taiko, with storytellers Grace Eiko Thomson and Rosemary Georgeson (Sahtu Dene/Coast Salish), Salish singing group Tzo’kam led by musician and composer Russell Wallace, narrative contributions by John Endo Greenway, Hiromi Goto and Savannah Walling, and over 25 Downtown Eastside community participants with community-made papier mache salmon. Against the Current celebrates the role of salmon in Salish and Japanese history, culture, fishing industry, and the shared experience of swimming against the current. Produced in partnership with the Vancouver Taiko Society.