To Be Confirmed
- Mar 2-30, 2022
- Every Wednesday in March at 7pm EST
- All Ages
To Be Confirmed
in partnership with Slaight Music:
Wavelength Winter Festival: Speaker Series 2022
Featuring keynote speaker: Buffy Sainte-Marie (Indigenous folk music pioneer & Polaris Music Prize winner)
With artist talks by:
Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Canadian composition legend)
Maylee Todd aka Maloo (Stones Throw Records)
Casey Mecija (Ohbijou, York University) and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart) in conversation
And an original film by:
Sook-Yin Lee & Dylan Gamble
Every Wednesday in March at 7pm EST
March 2-30, 2022
All events FREE, ALL AGES & streaming live at https://bit.ly/WL-YOUTUBE
The pandemic may have caused plenty of disruption over the last two years, but it’s also presented unique opportunities for arts organizations to get creative and try out innovative new programming models. While the month of February normally sees audiences gather at venues for the Wavelength Winter Festival, 2022 once again sees us doing something new and different.
Throughout the month of March, Wavelength will be presenting a weekly Speaker Series, premiering each Wednesday evening on YouTube. All online and entirely free, the Wavelength Winter Festival: Speaker Series is presented with a focus on community care. While experiencing live arts can be difficult at this time, art is what breathes motivation, mobilization, and creative change.
Wavelength is very excited to present a keynote by Indigenous singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, living legend, pioneer of modern folk music since the 1960s, and winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.
Other speakers in the all-Canadian artist lineup include Canadian composition legend Beverly Glenn-Copeland; electro-soul artist Maylee Todd – who will be speaking as her digital avatar MALOO, in advance of the release of her new album of the same name on L.A.- based Stones Throw Records – and a conversation between Montreal musician/producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (of multidisciplinary project Jerusalem In My Heart, on Constellation Records) and musician/academic Casey Mecija (formerly of the band Ohbijou, now Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University). The Speaker Series lineup will be rounded out by an original film created by Sook-Yin Lee (filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, and radio & TV broadcaster) and Dylan Gamble (of psych-rock band Hot Garbage).
Join us in conversation with some of our most beloved creators as they share stories that inspire new corridors of possibility and above all, hope.
*Poster design by Juliana Carlevaris
Wavelength Winter Festival 2022 is supported by:
The Government of Ontario
The City of Toronto’s Music Office
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council
Collective Arts Brewing
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