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Celebrations and Revelations 2022

February 2, 2022

Celebrations and Revelations 2022

A free virtual concert presented in partnership with Black History Month Music Tours

Celebrating young, Black Canadian Excellence during Black History Month 2022

February 2, 2022 to February 28, 2022

Media Contact: Joy Bullen 1-416-791-8854

Two Black Canadian brothers of Caribbean parentage, Rashaan Rori Allwood and Yanick Allwood present a powerful concert that explores how Black artists tell our stories and celebrate community through music. They include performance artist and ‘fine mover’ Shayna Jones to round out a program that is powerfully inspiring.

Black History Month Music Tours was created by Joy Bullen, Culturepreneur, to introduce Canadians to young, Black, Canadian, musicians who shatter stereotypes and are themselves in the process of making history. Since 2015, they present performances featuring musicians who excel in areas where Black voices and presence have often been silenced or ignored.  Each year they partner with cultural and not-for-profit organizations across Canada to entertain and educate diverse audiences. Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum is a proud regional partner this year, together with The Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, The Vancouver Public Library BC and the Black Business Association of BC.

Celebrations and Revelations 2022 headlines two brothers, Rashaan Allwood and Yanick Allwood, both young Black Canadian musicians of Caribbean parentage who are making a mark internationally, who are challenging stereotypes and who are themselves creating history. They welcome guest performer from British Columbia, the extraordinary professional performance artist, Shayna Jones, who, in the oral storytelling tradition of African and Afro-Diasporic folklore, will weave a story of Black Roots in spoken word and in song. Rashaan Allwood is a pianist, organist and composer currently pursuing a PhD in composition.  Yanick Allwood is a singer, multi-keyboardist, composer and sound designer.  Storyteller Shayna Jones is an award winning performance artist specializing in the traditional oral storytelling of African and Afro-Diasporic folklore.

In Celebrations and Revelations 2022 the brothers perform songs of some of our past and modern Black icons in blues, jazz, gospel and soul, whose words speak equally to our pain and our triumphs.  The searing notes and words of Strange Fruit, the protest song made famous by Billie Holiday, the rousing gospel song ‘How I Got Over’ sung by Mahalia Jackson to soothe the crowds during the march on Washington,  are balanced by the hopeful and powerful messages from Yanick’s and Rashaan’s original compositions and Shayna’s poignant message to the Black youth of this Land.

Joy Bullen, Culturepreneur, is dedicated to sharing the achievement of Black youth in order to educate, entertain and incentivize, while helping youth to achieve the resources necessary for success.

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