Urban Ink Presents Freedom Singer: Win Tickets

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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!

11 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ShelleyWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 10:31pm PDT

    This show sounds really interesting.

  2. Paul BaconWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 10:53pm PDT

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

    I’ll go!!

  3. TrudyWednesday, September 27th, 2017 — 11:33pm PDT

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

  4. Jason BThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 3:12pm PDT

    BMO theater never been…would be good to.

  5. HeidiThursday, September 28th, 2017 — 5:15pm PDT

    This will be a fabulous show.

  6. Bonnie Y.Thursday, September 28th, 2017 — 7:32pm PDT

    Looking forward to this show.

  7. JazzyFriday, September 29th, 2017 — 6:35pm PDT

    Sounds like an amazing show!

  8. LorenaSaturday, September 30th, 2017 — 12:06am PDT

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

  9. LoisSunday, October 1st, 2017 — 9:18pm PDT

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

  10. KimberlySunday, October 1st, 2017 — 11:59pm PDT

    Would love the chance to go!

  11. AlistairMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 12:00pm PDT

    New to the city and would love to go!

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