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Emily Best and Edzi’u at The Wise Lounge
September 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
Join us at the Wise Hall Lounge for a night of storytelling and compelling sounds by singer-songwriter Emily Best and sound artist/storyteller Edzi’u.
Edzi’u is a mixed race Tahltan and inland Tlingit sound artist, songwriter and composer. Her songs are an incarnation of her family’s ancient tradition of storytelling; realized by designing sound through vintage and current audio recordings, electronic instruments and the voice. Edzi’u has a degree in music composition from Vancouver Community College, with a minor in classical voice. Her body of work, Kime Ani, samples audio from recordings of three generations of her matriarchs and grandmothers stories. Edzi’us songs are vessels of history, tradition, and adaptation; a glimpse of her world view and life experience through a contemporary Indigenous lens. Edzi’u and her work has been featured at imagineNATIVE, Talking Stick, and on CBC Radio Reclaimed. IMAGINATIVE 201 called her latest album a “… beautiful and loving audio work… the result is a beautiful tapestry of voice, music and emotion.”
Emily Best is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver B.C. Her warm keyboard textures and rich vocal tone lays a backdrop for grooves that nestle between the driving polyrhythms of progressive rock and 1960’s southern country-soul. Her songwriting delves into jazz, pop, folk and rock with unassuming curiosity, and simple, poignant lyricism that ponders the human condition.
Doors at 8pm
Music at 8:30-11pm
Cover $10 *no one will be turned away for lack of funds