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Media Release
July 9, 2018
Halifax, NS

Juno nominee Jeri Brown Returns to Museum for Her Tribute to Culture Around the Globe

Top jazz vocalist, songwriter, director and humanitarian Jeri Brown is joined by an outstanding cast to delight and uplift audiences at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Taking place on Sunday, July 15th at 3:00 p.m., the performances will depict a carnival flavour of musicians, singers, dancers and poets featuring the cultures of Cuba, Canada, America, Sri Lanka and West Africa. Jazz and world music aficionados take note; this exclusive presentation will be on stage at the Museum only.

The show’s eclectic line-up includes performances from Linda Carvery, Julio Fernandez, Brigitte Aucoin, Tamar Dina, SAMM, Anisha Rajaselvam, M.O.B Syndicates, the Dublin Street Poets and with musical contributions from Holly Arsenault, Lukas Pearse, Gary Steed and Woody Woods. This event is included with the price of admission to the Museum and presented in English.

A Tribute to Culture Around the Globe
Sunday, July 15, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Kenneth C. Rowe Hall
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Quick Facts:

  • Jeri Brown is a Montreal-based singer and professor of music at Concordia University. In association with Justin Time and Jongleur Canadian jazz record labels Jeri has released over twenty albums, most of which have been nominated for Canada's Juno award.
  • SAMM is an ECMA and Music Nova Scotia nominated performer, performer at the 2018 Halifax Jazz Festival line-up and awarded member of the Jongleur Artist Group.
  • Well known Halifax singer and former citizenship judge Linda Carvery's musical diversity and powerful presence combine to deliver an entertainment experience. Linda is a member of Jeri Brown Opera Company, star of Vera’s Lament jazz opera and her contributions to the music community earned her an Honourary Doctor of Letters from St. Mary’s University.
  • Brigitte Aucoin is a Cuban Salsa, Afro-Cuban and Kizomba dance teacher, performer and promoter in Halifax. She is also the owner of the community dance studio, Happy Soul Dance Studios.
  • Julio Fernandez is an Afro-Cuban dancer from Holgin, Cuba with degrees in Afro-Cuban and Cuban Folkloric dance. Today he teaches and performs Afro-Cuban dances in Nova Scotia.
  • Tamar Dina studied musicianship at Douglas College and graduated from Dalhousie with a Minor in Creative Writing and Major in English before pursuing a career in the media arts and artistic direction. She creates in multiple disciplines.
  • Anisha Rajaselvam is a published writer and student at Sacred Heart School, Halifax.
  • M.O.B Syndicates are an African dance group lead by Praise Akogun.
  • Dublin Street Poets 2017, 2018 are contributors to Jeri Brown Opera Company with a growing profile in Atlantic Canada.

Quote:

“I look forward to the event at the Museum each year to celebrate the arts community. Performance is an extension of teaching for me. As an arts ambassador part of my responsibility in different parts of the world continues to incorporate a lot of different styles — from pop, jazz and blues and world music, in an educational environment where I can write, experiment and present new artistic material to the community. What makes this event so special is that these performances combine talent, diversity and a sense of community. Visitors will experience the spirit of love and gathering by attending." - Jeri Brown

"We are so pleased to welcome back Jeri Brown and her fabulous team of local talent, as part of an ongoing collaboration to bring vibrant music to the public through the Museum. A Tribute the Culture Around the World is an incredible line up of performers that really showcases all the amazing local talent from different cultural backgrounds that are right here in our city. People who saw Jeri and SAMM at the Jazz Festival this year need to come back to the Museum for this performance, it’s something they won’t see anywhere else and is truly an exclusive to the Museum presentation.” - Alexandra Cherry, Acting Public Programs Manager

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Media Contact
Beatrice Houston Gilfoy, Communications Specialist
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 264 C : (902) 430-3986 
bhouston-gilfoy@pier21.ca

About the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. The Museum is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for nearly one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. Today, the Museum shares the stories and experiences of all immigrants to Canada, past to present day. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 enhances public understanding of the experiences of immigrants to Canada, highlights the vital role immigration has played in the building of our country and the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. It is Canada’s sixth national museum and the only one located in Atlantic Canada.