FREEDOM SINGER: A Project Humanity Production

The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents:

FREEDOM SINGER: A Project Humanity Production

Sat · February 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Festival Hall

Calgary, AB

Tickets Available at the Door

FREEDOM SINGER is the new theatrical concept inspired by the remarkable journey of singer-songwriter and member of Vancouver's The Sojourners, Khari Wendell McClelland. 

 

Tickets available at the door.

Khari Wendell McClelland
Khari Wendell McClelland
Khari Wendell McClelland is a diversely talented and ever-evolving musician. Originally from Detroit, Khari has become a darling on the Vancouver music scene with reviewers lauding his performances as a clever mix of soul and gospel. Khari’s songwriting crosses genres and generations, joyfully invoking the spirit of his ancestors who straddled the United States-Canada border in efforts to escape slavery and discrimination. His music draws from this rich history, integrating the rhythms and folklore of early African-Americans with contemporary sounds and stories of struggle. Recently, Khari received critical acclaim for his Freedom Singer project, recreating the music fugitive slaves carried on their journey north into Canada. Whether on stage or in the studio, Khari's passion for community, equality and justice is palpable, as is his belief in the redemptive power of music.
Noah Walker
Noah Walker
Noah Walker is a guitar player and teacher from Vancouver, Canada. He has played music all over the world, from Turkey to Tokyo and Dawson City to New York City. He is a longtime collaborator with underground legend C.R. Avery, fronts his own rock n' roll project The Broken Mirrors, and is a busy sideman/secret weapon of countless other bands.
Tanika Charles
Tanika Charles
In a few short years Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene. Both on stage and off, Edmonton-raised Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. Her art is inherently autobiographical. If Tanika’s singing it, she’s lived it.
Venue Information:
Festival Hall
1215 10 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0W6