Due to technical difficulties, Historic African-Canadian Legends will not be presented as advertised. In its place, we are pleased to present, All About the Blues.
Join us for a special Black History Month musical presentation featuring Juno-nominated blues singer Diana Braithwaite and jazz musician Chris Whiteley as they explore the origins of the blues, a music genre with roots in African American culture. This engaging hour of stories, songs, and slides follows the blues, from its the early beginnings in the Deep South of the United States through its northbound journey. Presented in partnership with the Ontario Black History Society.
Diana Braithwaite is an award winning internationally renowned jazz and blues vocalist who most recently won the 2018 Global music Bronze Award for Best Female Jazz vocalist. Braithwaite also became the recipient of Canadaâ€™s National Blues Awards winning theÂ Blues With A Feeling â€“ Life Time Achievement In The Blues Award 2018.
Chris Whiteley is a multi-instrumentalist and nine time Maple Blues Award Winner for Best Horn Player of the Year, and a recipient of the Jazz Report Magazine Album of the Year Award.Â
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