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Devon Martin aka Mr Metro’s music and slam poetry class at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

LifeSkills Centre’s Music and Poetry Class on Fridays 1-3

With Devon Martin aka Mr. Metro – professional music producer on keyboard and beats!

AHA MEDIA at Katy Perry concert in Vancouver – California Dreams 2011 tour!!!

July 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Many thanks to Glenn Letham and Virgin Mobile Canada for the wonderful chance to attend the most fantastic Katy Perry Concert in Vancouver!!!

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA’s thoughts:

We had the opportunity on Tuesday to attend one of the concerts of the year in my opinion; Katy Perry at Rogers Arena. 13,000 screaming teenage girls (and only about 100 boys) gave Katy a very loud Vancouver welcome as she finished her California Dreams Tour at Rogers Arena. We got a nice little warmup from Janelle Monae and DJ Skeet Skeet (who did a few of Katy’s songs but DJ style) and then got towatch a nice video clip of Katy in the not so long ago age of Black and White video. This video continued throughout the concert allowing Katy to switch between sets beautifully and seamlessly. From the Cotton Candy smelling arena to Cotton Candy clouds and Lollipop stairs, the whole concert was a feast for the senses and a real treat for anyone who has been a fan of Katy. Flawless and Fantastic!!! Probably the highlight of the night came when Katy invited people from the crowd up on stage to dance with her. One very lucky girl posed with Katy for a photo that reporters are describing as the “best profile (Facebook of course) pic of the year” (Georgia Straight). The sights were great and especially fun was the huge gumball machine which if you got a white gumball, would upgrade your seat for free. Amazing times!!  A lifetime of memories in one night to be had for all, especially lucky me, I had no lineups for the mens washroom.


								

Devon Martin aka Mr Metro’s music and poetry class at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

LifeSkills Centre’s Music and Poetry Class on Fridays 1-3

With Devon Martin aka Mr. Metro – professional music producer on keyboard and beats!

Molotov Solution at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 11, 2011 3 comments

Molotov Solution is an American death metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada  who describe themselves as “Socially Conscience Political Heavy Metal”.

They are notable for their politically charged lyrics, which include themes of government conspiracies, and world issues

Band Members

  • Robbie Pina – guitar
  • Nick Arthur- vocals
  • Richie Gomez – guitar
  • Shane Slade – bass guitar
  • Jacob Durrett – drums

Read more here

Barry Scow and Shawn Giroux of Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) speak of their first big music gig at Vancouver Art Gallery

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Barry Scow and Shawn Giroux of Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) speak of their first big music gig at Vancouver Art Gallery for 24 hour Soccer Marathon and Support for New Fountain Shelter

Below is a photo of  Shane Turner of Shane Turner Overdrive  with Shawn Giroux and Barry Scow

Below is the set list of songs

Below is a video with Barry Scow and Shawn Giroux speaking about being part of their own community band and giving back to their friends in the neighborhood

 

 

AHA MEDIA congratulates Inessa Oostindie and St James Music Academy choir in Vancouver Downtown Estside (DTES) for recording with Bedouin Soundclash!

April 6, 2011 Leave a comment

The Saint James Music Academy gives young people the opportunity to explore their creative potential, gain self-confidence, get an academic head start, and develop good relationships, all of which will add to their success in life.

At a time when Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is rapidly changing, we have established a music education program which will remain accessible to children from low-income families.

Saint James Music Academy is located at St James Anglican Church, where teaching space is provided to the Academy free of charge. In providing this space, the church is continuing its 125-year tradition of excellence in music and commitment to its neighbourhood.

Here’s two videos of St James Music Academy choir with Bedouin Soundclash experience!

Part I:


Part II:

Bedouin Soundclash is donating all proceeds to St James Music Academy!

Please support this progressive inner-city music program!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-i-am-feat-saint-james/id429255781?ls=1


Utopia Festival: Women in Digital Culture Celebrating women in music on March 5, 2011 at Vancouver’s creative hub W2 Storyeum!

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Utopia Festival: Women in Digital Culture

Celebrating women in music on March 5, 2011 at Vancouver’s creative hub W2 Storyeum!

Showcase | Concert | Mobile Dance Party | Unconference | Music Maker Workshops
Showcase features 25 artists + 3 rooms | Electro | hiphop | bass |

Showcase and unconference featuring: Peaches, Tanya Tagaq, Isis Salam, Betti Forde, B-Traits, Librarian, Lynx, Zenobia Salik, She, Blondtron, Lady Lane, Tank Girl, Miss M, Just Sheila, Bles-sed, The Square Root of Evil, JNL, Miss Innocent, Tapes + more TBA. Media artists include VJ Electrabelle, Julie Gendron, Sebnem Ozpeta, Claudia Medina, and Krista Lomax.

Follow along on Twitter: @W2Utopia
Tickets available now at Beatstreet, Little Sister’s, Puff, Zulu, People’s Coop Bookstore, The Fall, W2 and online http://utopiafestival.eventbrite.com

The evening concert and showcase program is open to men and women, while the daytime is women-only. Note program subject to change.


Peaches (Berlin) by Lucia Eggenhoffer

For women interested in electronic music and media, Utopia Unconference wristbands provide all-access and 3 meals: Breakfast, Music Maker Workshops, Lunch, Mobile Dance Party, Unconference, Dinner Reception, Concert, and Showcase. We are anticipating 150 women participating in five creative streams: electro, hip hop, bass, electro-acoustic and live cinema.


Isis Salam (Toronto)

Check out this background article on Granville Online. Produced by W2, and curated by Betti Forde, Irwin Oostindie, Librarian, and Nina Mendoza.

The Festival coincides with the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day and its theme: 100 Women, 100 Artworks. Proceeds support W2’s Second Annual Girls Creative Tech Summer Camps (8-14 years).

Call for workshop proposals: DJs and live PA; media art performers & installations for this showcase of electronic leaders and emerging artists. Inquiries:irwin@creativetechnology.org or call W2 office: 604.689.9896

B-Traits (Vancouver/London) by Ryan Hodgkinson

SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 5, 2011
•    Purchase a Festival wristband if you wish to participate! Workshop details will be coming soon.
•    Unconference registration table opens 9am
•    Youth delegates welcome 9am-9pm
•    Childcare provided on-site 9am-9pm
•    While the unconference and workshops are open to women only, for everything else men are welcome.

10am-12noon Morning Music-Making Workshops Hands-on creative technology workshops electronic music production, turntabling, video production, music journalism. All levels of experience welcome including youth (15-19 year olds)


12 – 1pm Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 Mobile Dance Party

Public, free. Meet at Broadway skytrain 12:30pm for a live pirate radio broadcast and dance party down Commercial Drive in celebration of the 100th anniversary International Women’s Day Parade.

2-8pm Unconference

2:00 – registration opens

2:30 conference welcome

2:45 opening keynote

3:00 opening panel

3:45 open space intro

3:45 coffee break provided by W2 media cafe

4:00  open space sessions I + II – (5 concurrent)

6:00 production workshops (5 parallel streams: electro; bass; hip hop; electro-acoustic, live cinema)

7:00-8:00pm dinner reception

Tanya Tagaq by Brandon Wu photography

8pm Evening Program

Keynote address: Peaches (Berlin) and music by Tanya Tagaq (NWT) with guests, plus Women Writers – readings in association with W2 Real Vancouver Writer’s Series.

10:30pm Showcase!

Electro, Bass, Hip Hop starring Peaches, Isis Salam, Betti Forde, Librarian, Lynx, Tanya Tagaq, Zenobia, B-Traits, DJ She, Tank Girl, plus more! Media artists include VJ Electrabelle, Julie Gendron, Sebnem Ozpeta, Claudia Medina, and Krista Lomax.

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