Alpha Yaya Diallo concert and all-ages dance at the Silverton Memorial Hall on Sunday, August 20th
Diallo is a star of African and world music, and tours worldwide. A Guinean-born Canadian guitarist, singer, composer, songwriter and recording artist, Diallo’s compositions unite the traditional and the contemporary. Diallo has won three Juno Awards and three nominations, as well as several other awards. Featuring a special guest appearance by Ahmed Fofana, a well-known Malian producer and virtuoso on traditional instruments the n’goni and the kora. Fofana is in Canada briefly to record with Alpha, so this is a unique opportunity to hear him perform.
Doors open at 7, show time at 7:30. Tickets sold at the door only: $15.00. Special rate for students: $8.00 and $3.00 for kids under 12. Presented by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society and supported by the BC Arts Council.
Breakwater Band Live in Concert
presenting their debut album:
Breakwater will be touring their debut album throughout western Canada in early, 2017. They will be performing on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Memorial Hall, Silverton BC. Admission is by donation. $15 recommended for adults and $5 for kids.
Breakwater fuses traditional music with the progressive trends of popular styles. The band blends the calm waters of tradition and the turbulent waves of change with band leader Jeff Faragher’s mash-up arrangements of classical, Celtic and popular styles; injecting them with the virtuosic and improvisatory energy of James Desautels and Rob Maciak.
Breakwater has wowed audiences at events including the Kaslo Jazz Festival (Main stage 3 years running), the Kimberley Kaleidoscope Festival, the Selkirk Pro Musica Concert Series and the Nelson Street Festival. Breakwater has also toured and performed extensively throughout Western Canada.
In November of 2016 Breakwater recorded their debut album, which will be released in early 2017. The band’s versatility is showcased with their professional classical expertise combined with their experience in roots, folk and jazz.
This performance promises to be a unique and thoroughly engaging experience and will get the all ages audience up on their feet and moving to the music!
For more information, visit Breakwater’s web site: www.breakwaterband.com
Sponsored by SLGS & funded by BCAC
Mark your calendars: CELEBRATE THE LIGHT! Hanukkah, Solstice and Seasonal Fun: A family friendly event-bring the kids. SATURDAY DECEMBER 10th, at the Silverton Memorial Hall.
Entertainment and dancing! Live music with exhilarating circle dances, led by Haya Maor, back by popular demand.
The evening will start with offerings of music and skits by a variety of local talent.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the program gets underway at 6:30.
Suggested donation: $10.00 adult, $5 child and $25.00 family
Sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society, Supported by BC Arts Council