Thursday, September 13, 2012

New season of cultural diversity at #UVic Farquhar Auditorium #yyj

New season celebrates cultural diversity
at University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

“We’re pleased to announce our 2012-13 season,” said Ian Case, Director of the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. “We think our line up offers world-class performances that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity.” The 2012-13 lineup includes presentations of The Number 14, International Guitar Night, Alpha Yaya Diallo and Digging Roots.

The Number 14 - The season kicks off with AXIS Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary international tour of the production The Number 14. It is a Canadian success story extraordinaire in which this theatrical tour-de-force has six of Vancouver’s finest performers strut, swing, sing and talk their way in and out of adventures aboard Vancouver’s #14 bus.

It’s an engaging piece that celebrates and champions the theatrical. Six actors transform into sixty characters, and like those characters, the audience is transported - taken for a ride on The Number 14.

International Guitar Night (IGN) - The world’s foremost acoustic guitarists are brought together by IGN founder Brian Gore to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. This special evening of solos, duets and quartets highlights the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.

Brian will be joined by jazz legend Martin Taylor from Scotland, the rhythmic sensation Solorazaf from Madagascar, and Guinga of Brazilian renown.

Alpha Yaya Diallo - Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, he has earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows.

Alpha was discovered in the late 1980’s by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records when he was lead guitarist for Fatala.

Digging Roots - The musical force behind Digging Roots is the chemistry of ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanatakta. Their convergence of styles makes for an almost undefinable sound...somewhere blurred between the lines of roots, rock, hip-hop, and blues.

Winners of the 2010 Juno Award for best Aboriginal album with their latest recording “We Are” they have also earned awards such as an Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Award for Best Blues album and a Native American Music Award for Best Pop Album.

University Centre Farquhar Auditorium Season 2012-13

The Number 14 - October 3, 2012

International Guitar Night - November 4, 2012

Alpha Yaya Diallo - January 26, 2013

Digging Roots - March 10, 2013 

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