DTES Front and Centre: Love on the Piano

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Music
Wednesday October 30, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
DTES Front and Centre presents a selection of the many incredible performing artists from the neighbourhood. This year we have invited singers and musicians whose work springs from the keyboard, with the music of love. The line-up features mezzo-soprano A.S. Naomi Narvey with Chansons d’Amour: Edith Piaf, accompanied by pianist Elaine Joe; Stan Hudac, extraordinary pianist and local favourite, will play rhapsodies and blues; Carnegie regular Joyce Morgan, in her first Festival appearance pianist, will share her love of Bach and Beethoven; and special guest Vancouver Blues Queen Dalannah Gail Bowen, accompanied by the awe-inspiring Michael Creber on piano, will play us home. Free

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    Carnegie Cabaret Coffee House

    Music
    Tuesday October 29, 6:45pm – 10pm 
    Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
    Participate in one of the longest-running regular community music programs in the neighbourhood. Or just come and listen. You will be delighted by the range and diversity of talented musicians in the Downtown Eastside. Open mic and featured performers. Sign up at 6:45pm and show your stuff. Coordinated by singer/guitarist Steve Edwards. Basic musical instruments provided. You may even entice a backup band to accompany you. Musicians and singers of all styles and skill level welcome! Free

      Carnegie Community Choir

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      Tuesday October 29, 5:15pm – 6:30pm 
      Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
      Come along to the Carnegie Community Choir’s regular session and join in the fun! Enjoy a safe place to sing original and international a capella arrangements, play with group vocal improvisation, and experience techniques to free your natural voice. The choir is led by music and theatre facilitator Metta Paterson, who creates safe spaces where groups are able to revel in creativity, spontaneous play, empathic connection and powerful communication. Everyone welcome. Arrive on time! Free

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        Iskwew Singers

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        Music
        Saturday October 26, 2pm – 3pm
        Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall
        Iskwew Singers: (pronounced Is-kway-yo) is a trio of Canadian Aboriginal women who create and perform songs in the plains tradition. The soaring vocal harmonies of Fara Palmer, Krystle Pederson and Sandy Scofield will soothe and uplift your spirit. Fara Palmer, blessed with a love of music and a powerful set of pipes, is a multiple award-winning Cree singer; Sandy Scofield, a Metis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, has invested a tremendous spirit, navigating and negotiating through a life dedicated to music; and Krystle Pedersen is a Cree/Metis singer, dancer, musician and well-respected teacher of Metis culture. Their music underscores a message of culture from a people who survived the multiple impacts of colonization. Each of their songs is a story, and the heartbeat of mother earth is heard through their drums. By donation to the Garden