Urban Ink Presents Freedom Singer: Win Tickets


Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 7:09pm PST
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Created and produced by Project: Humanity, Freedom Singer is a new documentary theatre piece co-created by Khari Wendell McClelland and Project: Humanity’s Andrew Kushnir with CBC journalist Jodie Martinson. It was inspired by the journey of singer-songwriter McClelland in retracing his great-grandmother’s steps to escaping slavery in the United States.


Photo credit: Dahlia Katz

Urban Ink Presents Freedom Singer

Freedom Singer premiered on stage in Toronto in February 2017 and is now on a cross-country tour, with a stop in Vancouver this fall at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (#203 162 W 1st Ave, Vancouver)
When: October 7-18, 2017
Tickets: Available online now or call 604-629-VTIX (8849)

In 2015, Juno Award nominee McClelland retraced the steps of his great-great-great-grandmother Kizzy, and using contemporary styles like hip hop, funk and soul, he personalized the songs that likely accompanied her and thousands of others as they escaped US slavery. In sharing this music, Khari is brought face to face with his own “unrecorded” heritage, and the realities and myths of one of our quintessential historic narratives: the Underground Railroad.

The Detroit-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter talked to historians, museum curators, and descendants of slaves. His journey was recorded for a CBC documentary.

October 8th is a Pay What You Can performance (admission at the door), October 10th has ASL Interpretation and a Talkback, and October 17th is also a Talkback performance.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night of Freedom Singer on October 7th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, October 2, 2017. Follow Urban Ink on Twitter and Facebook for more information about this production.

Update The winner is @carmentsemakeup!

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11 comments

  1. Shelley says:

    This show sounds really interesting.

  2. Paul Bacon says:

    I imagine the music is killer with gospel soul R&B

    I’ll go!!

  3. Trudy says:

    I would LOVE to see this! He’s just a fabulous singer and much of this history is sadly untold…

  4. Jason B says:

    BMO theater never been…would be good to.

  5. Heidi says:

    This will be a fabulous show.

  6. Bonnie Y. says:

    Looking forward to this show.

  7. Jazzy says:

    Sounds like an amazing show!

  8. Lorena says:

    Love love love the Goldcorp theater and it’s intimacy and wonderful set-up and design! Great story line.

  9. Lois says:

    I’m very excited to see this show. Would love to win tickets, but won’t miss it!

  10. Kimberly says:

    Would love the chance to go!

  11. Alistair says:

    New to the city and would love to go!

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