On Tuesday February 7, join fellow CODE members at Crow's Nest Theatre for a performance of Project:Humanity's production of FREEDOM SINGER. CODE members will receive exclusive discounted tickets to the fabulous production. The world premier is co-created by Khari Wendall McClelland and Andrew Kushnir with CBC's Jodie Martinson. Hit the link to read more!
Developed and produced by Project: Humanity (the award-winning company behind The Middle Place and Small Axe) in association with Crow's Theatre and Vancouver's Urban Ink, FREEDOM SINGER is the new documentary theatre piece inspired by the remarkable journey of singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland (as featured on CBC's The National and Tapestry). In 2015, JUNO-nominated McClelland retraced the steps of his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy and – using contemporary styles like hip hop, funk and soul – personalized the songs that likely accompanied her and thousands of others as they escaped U.S. slavery. In sharing this music, Khari is brought face to face with his own "unrecorded" heritage, and the realities and myths of one of our quintessential historic narratives: the Underground Railroad.
On Tuesday February 7, CODE members will receive a discount to the production, with tickets being $22.00. Please use the discount code 'CODE' when purchasing. With excellent ties to Black History Month and available student matinees, it would be great to see a number of CODEies out to support this important Canadian work.
For more info, please the visit the site HERE