Distance Dialogue: Anne Michaels & david sereda

Please join novelist and poet Anne Michaels and singer/songwriter david sereda for a Distance Dialogue, exploring Michaels’ recent book Infinite Gradation and original songs by sereda. A performance where spoken word meets sung word in a sustained, charged, intimate conversation. Michaels and sereda explore in meaningful depth how art awakens and consoles, providing profound ways to reflect on mortality and connection in perilous times.

Inspired by George Ryga, the Ryga Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of the arts in the spectacular Okanagan valley of British Columbia.
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From our friends in arts and culture. Visit Don’t Stop Here, find more events in British Columbia in the arts and culture industries. 

Jim Byrnes Live with Simon Kendall

Winner of multiple Juno, Maple Blues and Canadian Folk Music awards, Jim Byrnes joins the 2020 Ryga Arts Festival for an intimate on-line concert with Simon Kendall (composer, producer and long time keyboardist for Doug and the Slugs). We invite you to join Jim and Simon for this interactive music event with evocative, smoky vocals from Jim’s recent release, Long Hot Summer Days, along with an array of music and stories from the rich life of this extraordinary artist.

Inspired by George Ryga, the Ryga Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of the arts in the spectacular Okanagan valley of British Columbia.
rygafest.ca

 

From our friends in arts and culture. Visit Don’t Stop Here, find more events in British Columbia in the arts and culture industries. 

Le Mo Nay: Julie Masi & Steve Soucy

Le Mo Nay (lemonay.com), the soulful duo of Julie Masi and Steve Soucy join the Ryga Arts Festival music events with their ‘sexy, soul jam’. This concert will have a small in person audience and be livestreamed online.

Julie is a 6 time Juno Award winner with the successful 80s group Parachute Club, and Steve is a 5 time BC Country Music Association Award winner as All-Star Keyboardist.

The evening, rich with their versatile music loves from ‘new takes’ on jazz standards and old school R&B to hip-hop and 80’s pop, rounded off with magical ambience and irresistible grooves, will be a soulful treat of delectable music.

Inspired by George Ryga, the Ryga Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of the arts in the spectacular Okanagan valley of British Columbia.
rygafest.ca

Extended Play

Showcasing BC Authors and indie-folk. We’re thrilled to partner with the Summerland Branch Library for a second year to bring you an engaging mixed program of readings and music. Award-winning guests this year will include author Frances Greenslade, queer writer and performer, Michael V Smith and poet Sharon Thesen, with music from BC indie-folk artists.

Inspired by George Ryga, the Ryga Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of the arts in the spectacular Okanagan valley of British Columbia.
rygafest.ca

Night Desk: An Online Play Reading

On a dark winter night in a cheap hotel lobby, Romeo Kuchmir shares his earthy vision of the world, spinning tales about the wild 1950’s Canadian wrestling world, forbidden loves and growing up on the prairies. All the while, the young hotel clerk, the Kid, quietly scribbles down the stories. Romeo wants to be remembered, but he wants it done his way… And that ain’t gonna work for The Kid.

“Comic and raging. A fight promoter’s ringside tales of life and love.”

Actors from across Canada come together to bring Heather Davies’ adaptation of George Ryga’s novel Night Desk to life online.

Kele Fleming Livestream Single Release Party

Join me as I celebrate the release “Compassion Machine,” the second single from my soon-to-be released album “The Song I’ll Write for My Whole Life” (#SongWMWL). The single is accompanied by a video shot and directed by Vancouver legend R.D. Cane.

I’ll be playing songs from the new album, taking requests, playing the music video and sharing the stories behind the songs.

Wish You Were Here hosted by Cassandra Maze

Wish You Were Here is a virtual song circle streaming every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook Live. Join Cassandra Maze and 3-4 more spectacular artists for an afternoon of live music, chit chat and just an overall ah maze ing time:)

We really wish you could be here, but while we’re all socially distanced, this is the next best thing! Find a comfy chair, pour yourself a cup of something good, and let us serenade you.

What do you need? Simply a Facebook account and the link (http://fb.com/wishyouwereherelive) to watch us go live. Please “like” the page for updates and to get notified whenever we are going live!

This week’s ah maze ing lineup:
Winter Youth (http://facebook.com/winteryouthofficial)
Austin Ledyard (Royal Oak) (http://facebook.com/royaloakband)
Jessia (http://facebook.com/jessiamusic)