August | Ndidi Cascade
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Please note that regular discounts including Parcels O'Rogues are not available for this special fundraiser.
$ Small Change For Big Change $
All proceeds from this concert will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports grandmothers ("Gogos" in Zulu) raising a generation of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in 15 African countries. Grandmothers in Africa have risen above their grief to put their grandchildren through school while leading the way by rebuilding communities and advocating for change in their societies. Canadians have raised more than $27 million for the campaign, which supports community-based organizations that provide necessities such as school fees and uniforms, counselling for grandmothers and orphaned children, and micro-credit loans. The East Van Gogos is one of more than 250 such groups across Canada. The Grandmothers Campaign movement, founded in 2006, is growing, with groups now in Australia, Great Britain and the U.S. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the East Van Gogos for this musical event in partnership with the Rogue Folk Club. The evening includes the always-inspiring crowd-pleasers August. Come ready to parlay your “small change” into big change by participating in the raucous live Loonie Auction, where every auction item will cost you only a loonie!
Three vivacious life-experienced female singer/songwriters joined by one skookum male guitarist, make up AUGUST. Beverley Elliott, Linda Kidder and Rae Armour have three voices that blend in the most pristine harmonies . Their songs reflect true life experience through a combination of pop, roots, and jazz styles. Song topics could include self-loathing, woes of stolen cars, joys of Facebook reunions, unrequited love, credit card challenges, and inspirational songs that are not gooey; all threaded with personal anecdotes and confessions. Intimate, funny, insightful, energetic and uplifting, AUGUST will involve the audience with their warm delightful approach. Equally at home on stage or on the back porch, when AUGUST comes around, it's time to kick back and enjoy!
Ndidi Cascade, who is of Nigerian-Italian-Irish-Canadian heritage, is a Vancouver born and based hip hop vocalist. She is also a songwriter, recording artist, educator and program facilitator. Ndidi has showcased her music across North America and internationally– from classrooms to stadiums, and her music has been featured on Much Music and MTV Canada. She has shared the stage with talents such as Wu-Tang Clan, Femi Kuti, Digable Planets, The Mad Professor, De La Soul, K-OS and K'naan. Ndidi Cascade also facilitates and manages programs that use hip hop, spoken word and dance as a medium for healthy self-expression. She is the founder of the “Word, Sound & Power” and “Elementalz” education programs, which are designed to raise awareness of the origins of the hip hop movement. Ndidi is also a World Music Education independent school teacher, and she currently tours with her group Metaphor, showcasing interactive hip hop shows in elementary and high schools around British Columbia. Ndidi is also a cultural curator for Ethos Lab.
Our COVID-19 Policy: As of November 2022, health officials are urging Canadians to wear face masks indoors and continue following other public health precautions. We agree with this recommendation. We offer streamed concerts as a safe alternative to attending shows in-person.
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