Black History Month at the Belfry

Celebrate the Power and Joy of Music at the Belfry
Monday, February 27th 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
OR purchase tickets online to access to the livestream link.

BC Black History Awareness Society is thrilled to stage these two exciting performances, NOEDY HD QUARTET and SADÉ AWELE with the SERENGETI band.

black man sitting on weathered bench looking directly at the camera, bent slightly forward, shrubbery in the background, foreground is saxophone on its side resting on low weathered table

Noedy Hechavarria Duharte comes from Santiago de Cuba, a city Cubans affectionately call “la tierra caliente” (the warm land). He has established himself as a unique and original jazz musician on the West Coast of Canada. Noedy had the opportunity to study with internationally renowned musicians such as the pianists Danilo Pérez and Aruan Ortiz in New York City, and the saxophonists Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, René Bolduc, Frank Lozano andRalph Bowen. He also performed with jazz musicians such as John Pizzarelli, Alexander Brown, and Rafael Zaldivar. Noedy composes original music that is often described as highly poetic and complex with strong harmonies. His music is influenced by contemporary jazz music, Afro-Cuban, and Latin rhythms.

black women, face uplifted angled away from the camera, left arm bent with hand at side of head, wearing lime-green blouse-like halter top and white and dark patterned hip-hugger pants, at beach with buildings in the far background

SADÉ AWELE Accompanied by SERENGETI Listen to vintage jazz sounds (like Erykah Badu meets Lauryn Hill) & timeless lyrics from Nigerian-Canadian, Afro-soul and R&B artists. Since the release of her EP, Time Love Journey, she has received praise from Honk Magazine, Herizons Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver Sun, CBC, only to name a few. Sadé has graced the stages of (headlining) Tofino Jazz Festival, to Rogers Arena with her electric presence & irresistible aura. There will be so much more to come from her unique sound as her second EP is on the way.
SERENGETI band members are Chris Couto (drums), – Amine Said (guitar), – Linaldo Sans (bass), – Myles (conga & vocals), – Harvey Paris (keys)

Images courtesy of:
Noedy Hechavarria Duharte ©Noedy Hechavarria Duharte, all rights reserved
Sadé Awele © Sadé Awele , 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