Heart of the City Community Showcase

Sunday November 3, 12pm – 3pm
Hastings Urban Farm, 58 West Hastings outdoors, under tent cover

12pm The Swamp Angels Community Choir
Fresh from their appearance at the Kickstart Festival we are pleased to bring The Swamp Angels to the Downtown Eastside. The choir welcomes people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. Directed by Dorothy Dittrich and Patti Powell, the choir will sing a mix of contemporary, world music and traditional songs.

12:30pm Sticking Our Necks Out
We welcome singer/songwriters from the Carnegie songwriting class led by Dalannah Gail Bowen, accompanied by Mike Richter on guitar.

1pm Tibetan White Crane Martial Art
Sylvia Kwong leads a demonstration of Tibetan White Crane Martial Art with members of her classes. With a long history and distinct philosophy, Tibetan White Crane is practiced to bring out the best of mental and physical states in modern times.


1:30pm African Crossing Drum Ensemble
So many drums, so many cultures, so many rhythms in the Downtown Eastside! Russell Shumsky, long-time DTES resident, drummer and drum teacher, brings the African Crossing Drum Ensemble to their first performance at the Heart of the City Festival. Never mind the weather, the drumming will lead you to warmth.

2pm Drum Circle led by Russell Shumsky
Following the Drum Ensemble, join Russell Shumsky as he leads a drum circle. There will be hand drums, bongos, congas, dununs, hand drums. Listen to the voices of the drums; have fun, call and response. Drums will be available or bring your own! Family friendly, all ages, all rhythms, no experience necessary.

Everyone welcome! Free

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Posted in Festival 2013.