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HEARING HISTORY – Experience Black History Month at The Rose

December 5, 2018

Looking back at iconic genres and performers, forward to contemporary artists who will change the industry and in surround sound, Black History Month at The Rose is history you can experience live.

The Hymns to Freedom Project – FEB 2
A musical journey inspired by the iconic words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Hymns to Freedom Project features classic hymns and spirituals arranged and conducted by Corey Butler, performed by a live symphony orchestra and special guest, the incredible Jackie Richardson

Shaun Boothe – FEB 11
*Exclusively available to student groups through our Arts Adventures Education Series*
Recording Artist, Speaker and Founder of Live Your Legacy Academy Shaun Boothe’s The Biography Series celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical hip hop songs and multimedia presentations. On Feb 11th, students will learn more about Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Sean Combs.

A Tribute to the Legends of Reggae: Into the Dancehall – FEB 16
A ‘Rockumentary’ that salutes the lives and music of the legendary Lt. Stitchie, Pinchers, Tiger and Garnett Silk. Five-time Juno Winner Exco Levi will be paying tribute to Garnett Silk, but the rest of the legends will be live on The Rose Mainstage.

Travis Knights & Jazz United, Sessions at Studio II – FEB 19
Curated by B-Jazzed as part of the This Is Brampton Studio Series, Travis Knights & Jazz United will guide you through the history of jazz through music and tap dance!

Holly Cole – FEB 22
One of the best-selling jazz artists ever to emerge from Canada, Holly Cole will be performing songs from her 1st studio album in five years “Holly” which was released February 2018.

In This Skin – FEB 21
Curated by Brampton’s Very Own as part of the This Is Brampton Studio Series, In This Skin celebrates black excellence through arts and culture as part of Black History Month. Hosted by Jemane Kent & Lola Waheed, featuring Tracey Kayy (Poet/Rapper), Keziaa (R&B/Pop Singer), Prempz and his crew (Afrobeat dancers), and Adubea (Neo-Soul/Jazz Singer)

Angie Thomas – FEB 25
#1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas in conversation with Amanda Parris. Part of the Writers at The Rose series in partnership with the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Angie will discuss her new novel, On the Come Up, a story of fighting for your dreams, and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free. Book signing to follow the event.

For tickets or more show information please visitRoseTheatre.ca​, visit The Rose Box Office in person or call 905.874.2800.