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May 2019

Songs of Resilience: Bringing Voice to Protest Music

May 4 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm | $15
St-Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9 Canada

May 4th, 7:00pm @ St-Andrew's United Church | May 9th, 8:00pm @ Halifax Convention Centre Celebrating song as a tool for social change movements with Polaris Choir Featuring chants, protest songs, contemporary choral works, and a choir-created arrangement, listeners will be transported throughout the past hundred years and invited to reflect on social movements that have impacted the Nova Scotia region. Polaris is Choirs for Change’s high-intensity adult community choir led by Jack Bennet, Sanford Hare, and Emma Norton. *A…

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Songs of Resilience: Bringing Voice to Protest Music (NSGEU Convention)

May 9 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm | $15
Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0E6 Canada

May 4th, 7:00pm @ St-Andrew’s United Church | May 9th, 8:00pm @ Halifax Convention Centre Celebrating song as a tool for social change movements with Polaris Choir Featuring chants, protest songs, contemporary choral works, and a choir-created arrangement, listeners will be transported throughout the past hundred years and invited to reflect on social movements that have impacted the Nova Scotia region. Polaris is Choirs for Change’s high-intensity adult community choir led by Jack Bennet, Sanford Hare, and Emma Norton. *A…

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Strange Froots & Zamani

May 31 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm | Free
George Dixon Centre Greenspace, 2502 Brunswick St
Halifax, NS B3K 2Z6 Canada

A Friday afternoon celebration of chill grooves and deep rhythms. Strange Froots are a trio of soul warriors from Montreal, Canada featuring MCs Naïka Champaïgne, SageS, and Mags. Seamlessly blending traditions from their manifold perspectives of the Black diaspora (Haiti, Ghana, Jamaica and Senegal), the Froots’ music displays a disarming form of directness that allows them to communicate complex ideas with effortless allure. Joining them is local vocalist / songwriter / producer Zamani, a young force combining the vibes of…

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June 2019

Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism Vol. 2

June 1 | 8:00 pm11:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Back for a second year in a row, Hip-hop Vs. Capitalism will be part of Mayworks' festival mic-drop. Kicking off with a community cypher entitled "Hip-Hop vs. the System", followed by a feature set by acclaimed anti-capitalist hip-hop veterans Test Their Logik. Hip-Hop Vs. The System | A Community Cypher Calling all rappers and emcees in the HRM. Join the collective rap-battle vs. the forces that control, oppress, and exploit us all.   Bring your best bars and spit truth to…

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Dance to A New Dawn

June 1 | 11:59 pmJune 2 | 5:30 am | $5 – $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Night of June 1st to 2nd - midnight to dawn *Dry Event*   5 Epic DJ's will take us all on a journey through space, time, and sound as we celebrate revolutionary arts and culture and dance the night away as a community.  Complementing the music will be stunning and politicized murals, graphics, and video-streams creating a visually transformed Bus Stop that merges the vibes of a music festival with a political movement in the most enticing way. There is…

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