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Chan Centre: Abel Selaocoe: Songs of Liberation

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Add to Calendar 27-11-2020 19:00 21-12-2020 23:45 America/Toronto Chan Centre: Abel Selaocoe: Songs of Liberation

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the “communicative and dynamic playing” (Songlines) of Abel Selaocoe in a digital production, available online from November 27, 2020. The UK-based South African cellist and vocalist moves seamlessly among genres, combining sublime technique with fiery improvisation, body percussion, and lively vocals…. Full details 

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the “communicative and dynamic playing” (Songlines) of Abel Selaocoe in a digital production, available online from November 27, 2020. The UK-based South African cellist and vocalist moves seamlessly among genres, combining sublime technique with fiery improvisation, body percussion, and lively vocals. Selaocoe’s Songs of Liberation honours those that came to the aid of Black South Africans during the apartheid era. The thought-provoking pieces link Western and African traditions, touching on the systemic racism of apartheid, South African activist Steve Biko’s influence on Black culture, and dreams of a borderless, united Africa. To learn more about the Chan Centre Dot Com Series, visit chancentre.com/dot-com-series.
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the “communicative and dynamic playing” (Songlines) of Abel Selaocoe in a digital production, available online from November 27, 2020. The UK-based South African cellist and vocalist moves seamlessly among genres, combining sublime technique with fiery improvisation, body percussion, and lively vocals. Selaocoe’s Songs of Liberation honours those that came to the aid of Black South Africans during the apartheid era. The thought-provoking pieces link Western and African traditions, touching on the systemic racism of apartheid, South African activist Steve Biko’s influence on Black culture, and dreams of a borderless, united Africa. To learn more about the Chan Centre Dot Com Series, visit chancentre.com/dot-com-series.

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the “communicative and dynamic playing” (Songlines) of Abel Selaocoe in a digital production, available online from November 27, 2020. The UK-based South African cellist and vocalist moves seamlessly among genres, combining sublime technique with fiery improvisation, body percussion, and lively vocals. Selaocoe’s Songs of Liberation honours those that came to the aid of Black South Africans during the apartheid era. The thought-provoking pieces link Western and African traditions, touching on the systemic racism of apartheid, South African activist Steve Biko’s influence on Black culture, and dreams of a borderless, united Africa. To learn more about the Chan Centre Dot Com Series, visit chancentre.com/dot-com-series.