WELCOME TO THE 24th ANNUAL MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE AND THE ARTS!

WELCOME TO THE 24th ANNUAL MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE AND THE ARTS! April 25th – May 3rd, http://www.mayworks.ca Come check out Shameless (that’s me!), on April 25th, opening night, with LAL, Vox Sambou, La Loba, MataDanZe and Climbing PoeTree! (details below) ********************************************************* IN THE RED: REVOLUTION FOR OUR HEARTS Saturday April 25, 8 pm, $10-$15 s/s The Blue Moon Pub, 725 Queen Street East This year’s opening night features a medley of artists and performers who are guaranteed to pick up your spirits in this economic downturn. As independent artists these performers are intimately familiar with making the most out of lean times. Bring your friends, your loved ones, even your ex-boss and enjoy an evening of performances that will make you feel like you’re in the black again! Featuring: LAL, a collective of musicians that include vocalist Rosina Kazi, laptop musician Nicholas “Murr” Murray and bassist Ian de Souza. The group fuses South Asian roots, West Indian fruits, and melancholic vocals with jazz sensibilities, hip-hop influences, down tempo grooves, broken soul and electro. Prepare to be intoxicated! Born in the town of Limbé in Northern Haiti, hip-hop artist VOX SAMBOU has been writing and performing since age 14. A founding member of the international crew Nomadic Massive, he desires to bring light the injustices taking place worldwide and particularly in Haiti. Critical, powerful, fulfilling: just some of the words audience members have used to describe CLIMBING POETREE’s performances. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Alixa and Naima reside in Brooklyn, and their flawless cadence and impeccable lyricism tell powerful stories. Poet and spoken word performer LA LOBA is an educator/agitator/artist whose work aims to challenge and provoke community discussion on gender, the environment and the ‘visible minority’ experience. SHAMELESS brings hip hop like you’ve rarely seen it, busting up the system’s binaries, bigging up the marginal and the magical. Dynamic lyrics blend with hot, sexy vocals to create this artist’s unique flavour, a vibe that is all about tearing down what tears us apart. MataDanZe is an independent Toronto based interpretative dance group that will perform La Raza Cozmica (The Cosmic Race), an anti-racism choreography with live music that interprets the European conquest of Latin America. Not to be missed! Shameless http://www.myspace.com/shamelessattack

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