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    Posted On: September 23, 2020

    DOORS: 7PM
    SHOW: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Limited Capacity 40 seats, cabaret/table style seating. Advance Purchase strongly recommended. Groups of 4-6 encouraged to fill tables.

    With roots in rhythmic traditions around the globe this groove heavy ensemble
    delivers music that transcends the bounds of tradition, blurring the lines between
    jazz and folk as they carve out new territory for the marimba at the forefront of the
    sonic landscape.

    Over the past decade and a half percussionist Robin Layne has steeped himself in
    rhythmic traditions around the world from Cuba to West Africa to Mexico and
    beyond. He brings these influences to bear in his compositions that are inspired by
    his travels. Robin has worked with many of Canada’s finest global artists and toured
    throughout China, Europe, Mexico, USA and Canada. Highlights include Nanjing Jazz
    Festival, Hildesheim Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Fest, Arts Wells Festival, Vancouver
    Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver
    International Jazz Festival.

    This project aims to bring joy to folks through uplifting music and the stories that
    connect us. This show will feature Siobhan Sloane-Seale on vocals, debuting new
    original material as well as paying tribute to Calypso Rose and Siobhans Trinidian
    heritage. A professional dancer and singer-songwriter, Siobhan Sloane-Seale is that
    rare kind of artist whose positivity is truly irresistible.

    The Rhythm Makers are renowned percussionist Liam MacDonald,
    trumpeter/producer Malcolm Aiken, bassist Derek DiFilippo and drummer Daniel



  • KUTAPIRA Zimbabwean Afro-Fusion

    Posted On: September 9, 2020

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED to comply with Covid rules for contact tracing and limited capacity of 40 people.  Presented with the support of Publik Secrets (resident fieldhouse host at Hadden Park). IN CASE OF RAIN: Event will be postponed to SEPT. 30.

    KUTAPIRA seamlessly blends Zimbabwean Marimba, Afro-Cuban & West African rhythms, Reggae, Samba, Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Cumbia, Disco and Hip Hop all contribute to a fusion of styles intelligently selected.​

    What started out thirteen years ago as a youth world music initiative has metamorphosed into the crowd pleasing percussion explosion known today as Kutapira. The name Kutapira means “Sweetness” in the Shona language of Zimbabwe, a fitting title for a band that plays a fusion of Zimbabwean marimba with West African and Afro-Cuban percussion. Join us for an uplifting and grooving gathering that will start Autumn on a positive note.

    Performers: Sangito Bigelow, Chris Couto, Theo Vincent, Jeremy Bryant