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Freedom Singer Album Release Tour Rolls Into Windsor
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Experience a contemporary musical ride along the Underground Railroad when Khari McClelland returns to Windsor for the Freedom Singer Album Release Tour at Phog Lounge for two shows on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Phog Lounge pleased to announce the prompt return of Khari Wendell McClelland to Windsor as he presents his ‘Freedom Singer’ Album Release Tour.
A true celebration of black history, the album is a collection of rare and forgotten songs that McClelland interprets through the many styles and genres that helped to shape him. Using folk, gospel, country, hip hop and soul to reinvigorate these songs and build a bridge from the 1800’s to the present.
The Freedom Singer live show Phog Lounge hosted at the Capitol Theatre on September 27, 2017, was so powerful, there were no dry eyes in the house. People left feeling empowered, passionate and wildly sympathetic. This is a hands-down MUST SEE for those looking for meaningful expression.
Two shows will take place at Phog Lounge at 7pm & 10pm.
Freedom Singer tells the true story of Vancouver-based musician Khari Wendell McClelland. Through a suite of songs and theatrical encounters, Khari retraces the steps of his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy and immerses himself in the music that may have accompanied her escape from US slavery.
Dramatized interviews with choirmasters, historians, Khari’s family and other community elders steep audiences in a contemporary decoding of the past, and a collective revisiting of one of our quintessential Canadian historic narratives (and mythologies): the Underground Railroad.
As Khari puts it: “Music is the great animator… it certainly helps me to understand and communicate my feelings in a more powerful and deeper way… it’s a profound reckoning.”
Using traditional and contemporary styles such as gospel, soul, folk, rock and hip hop, Khari explores how the past can be animated through music, and how that can shift understandings of our present context and future possibilities.
Freedom Singer also lays bare how unreachable some histories may seem, and the personal toll that comes with trying to connect with an elusive and unfairly denied heritage. What does it mean to be a “freedom seeker” today?
This is an All Ages Show!
Tickets are $10 each and available online:
For more information contact Phog Lounge at [email protected] or call (519) 253-1605