February 27, 2021
Wavelength Winter Festival 2021: Beverly Glenn-Copeland + Witch Prophet + Shabason/Krgovic/Harris
February 27, 2021
In partnership with Harbourfront Centre, as part of Kuumba
The Wavelength Winter Festival 2021 – Fourth Saturday Finale!
Saturday, February 27th
9 PM – Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Halifax – Canadian composer and songwriting legend)
8 PM – Witch Prophet (Toronto – Ethiopian/Eritrean trip-hop phenom, 2020 Polaris Prize short-listed)
7 PM – Shabason, Krgovic & Harris (Toronto/Vancouver – Pitchfork-acclaimed New Age art-pop trio)
Save the month! 4 shows, four shows in February!
Saturday, February 20th, 2021
ALL AGES // FREE
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Welcome to the finale of our month-long Winter Festival! This show is filled with groove. Starting with the new age art-pop trio Shabason, Krgovich & Harris, moving into the trio-hop sounds from 2020 Polaris Prize short-listed Witch Prophet, then ending with the legendary Canadian composer and songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
Recorded at Arraymusic in Toronto + mystery spaces in Halifax and Vancouver, we hope that this year’s festival finale brings you the strength of hope and optimism in the future that awaits us all. Let’s work to being kind to ourselves and to each other.
Order drinks from Collective Arts Brewing – free delivery w/ promo code “WAVELENGTHFRIENDS” !
About the artists
Beverly Glenn Copeland is a Canadian music legend. During his lifetime thus far, Glenn has written a large body of music for adults, music for film, musicals for children, and recorded six albums of his songs. His compositions have been performed by various Canadian artists including Rita MacNeil and Jackie Richardson. He also had the wonderful opportunity to spend 25 years entertaining kids as a regular actor on the Mr. Dress-Up Show. After many years of absence from the concert stage, Glenn has resumed performing with his new band, Indigo Rising, in Canada and Europe. With great joy and appreciation Glenn acknowledges his deep connection with the younger generations that are now so enthusiastically embracing his music!
Witch Prophet is a queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter based in Toronto. She provides her fans with a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps, and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz, and soul-inspired beats. Think Erykah Badu meets Lauryn Hill meets Jill Scott. Her EPs H.P.B. and Architect of Heartbreak Remixes were met with great praise when released in 2016 and 2017, as was her highly anticipated album The Golden Octave, released via her own label Heart Lake Records in 2018. In March of 2020, Witch Prophet released her Ontario Arts Council funded sophomore LP DNA Activation, an ode to her Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestral roots, fusing jazz, hip-hop, soul and R&B, with songs sung in English, Amharic, and Tigrinya. Co-produced by herself and her partner Sun Sun, and praised by press and music lovers alike, DNA Activation was shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.
Shabason, Krgovic & Harris
Shabason, Krgovich & Harris who convened on a shared love of New Age music, create a space of sonic refuge out of softly electrified textures, burbling live instrumentation, and Shabason’s lacquered synth work, all of which support Krgovich’s koan-like poetry about showers before bed, dusty minivans, sips of gatorade, and the modern minutiae rendered beautiful by mere observation.
Poster design by Juliana Carlevaris
About Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba Presented by TD The Ready Commitment
Through dialogue and artistic expression, Kuumba 2021 addresses the international struggle for Black liberation today. We aim to strengthen Toronto’s Black community by connecting with voices beyond our City Lines. This year’s Kuumba is a series of events that runs throughout the month of February featuring the work of choreographers, authors, musicians, visual artists and thought leaders from across Canada. Stay tuned to Harbourfront Centre’s channels on harbourfront.live for more info as it becomes available and share your ideas online as we celebrate the Black community standing in their Blackness.
Wavelength Winter Festival 2021 is supported by The Government of Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, Harbourfront Centre, Kuumba Presented by TD The Ready Commitment, The SOCAN Foundation, Exclaim! Presents, Indie88 FM, and Collective Arts Brewing.
Wavelength respects the rights of each member of our diverse audience, and is committed to providing an environment in which everyone can feel safe. Any behaviour which could reasonably be perceived as physically, emotionally, or mentally harmful to individuals at Wavelength events will not be tolerated. This includes: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, body shaming, ableism, ageism, and all forms of violence.
Please be respectful of others and help Wavelength create a fun and safer space for everyone.
For more information please visit Wavelength’s Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment and Violence policies.
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