Gabi Dao- Here Nor There
May 21, 2017
Doors at 6:30 PM, sound starts at 7:00PM
Beginning in May 2017, a sound art festival will unfold slowly in and around the Western Front in conversation with the launch of a new podcast series Here Nor There. These slow wave programs are produced by Gabi Dao, current artist in residence in the Media program, alongside collaborators, guests, and friends.
Sounds at Sunset no.9 is the second event of the first half of the series and is a part of a collection of free musical performances curated by artist and musician Soledad Muñoz featuring performances by:
The bitch is back. Born of an east side household in Vancouver, Prado is a young singer, producer and visionary. She is on a mission to spread love n energies through sound. The journey has just begun so follow up, the remedy is here.
Nvrsine Is a female hip-hop producer currently based in Vancouver. originally from Morrocco, nvrsine grew up in Montreal and travels between Vancouver, LA and Montreal. She takes inspiration from her travel and life experiences.
Samira Warsame is a queer Somali freestyle singer and rapper from Vancouver BC. Warsame began her musical career professionally in 2017 throwing and hosting events in east Vancouver. She has recently returned to Vancouver after spending a year in Montreal where she re-identified with her culture and developed a passion for activism which she is channeling within her music and expression. Working on rolling all of the marginalized aspects of her life into one big powerful force, she is currently perfecting her EP. She challenges her musical creativity by freestyling live on a beat and switching between spoken-word poetry, soul and rap. DJing weekly in the city has allowed her to become an active and respected member of the communities she engages with. She is currently hosting a weekly party called PEP TALK which is a platform for QTIBPOC; with priority handed to black women. Always.
Please join us for some R&B and hip-hop excellence!
Seating is limited.
A podcast episode featuring a conversation between Muñoz and the performers will be released later on in the summer.
— About Here Nor There:
Throughout this residency, the Western Fronts audio suite and green room have become the headquarters for Here Nor There production. The show invites artists, musicians, writers, curators, organizers and other cultural producers to speak about their work in relation to the places they call home. The program seeks to be a platform for audibility, to facilitate dialogue and to provide an
intimate space for listening. It uses and encourages the episode as form and will mine the medium of the podcast as an accessible, horizontal platform in which those who consume content also have the ability to produce it.
Here Nor Theres slow-wave activity will eventually culminate as an archive on its own website, the second wave will be announced some time later in the summer, stay tuned!
find the episodes:
iTunes- search Here Nor There