BHM: Power and Joy – Words and Music

Celebrate the Power and Joy of Words and Music
Monday, February 19th 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30
Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave.

Suggested minimum donation is $10.00/person
In-person ticket sales only at the door

BC Black History Awareness Society is thrilled to stage these two exciting performances, ADDENA SUMTER-FREITAG and to welcome back MAUREEN WASHINGTON with her band.

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Opening Performance – Addena is a 7th Generation Canadian. She presently lives in Victoria , B.C.
An actor as well as a published and award winning author. Addena’s stories and poems, will sweep you into worlds hidden, forgotten, repressed and denied. They will challenge you, confront you, caress, and console you. Move you to tears, then make you hoot with laughter, and clap your hands with joy.

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Canadian & International jazz legend – Maureen always delivers a thrilling, energetic and soulful performance of jazz, blues, and ballads , at times echoing the haunting tones of Etta James and Carmen McRae. She exudes the impish irreverence of Jann Arden and the vocal agility of Holly Cole, yet Maureen’s musical style remains distinctly her own. She has won several awards and released 9 albums with Harvest Moon. Canadian College of Performing Arts notes “Maureen’s effortless charisma, crystal-clear control, and room-filling stage presence is enough to inspire any audience to fall in love with jazz again.”

Images courtesy of:
Addena Sumter-Freitag and Maureen Washington , All rights reserved

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BCBHAS Black History Month is funded in part by the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, and Province of BC