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HEART OF THE CITY COMMUNITY SHOWCASE for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Nov 3 2013

Sunday November 3, 12pm – 3pm
Hastings Urban Farm, 58 West Hastings outdoors, under tent cover

12pm The Swamp Angels Community Choir
Fresh from their appearance at the Kickstart Festival we are pleased to bring The Swamp Angels to the Downtown Eastside. The choir welcomes people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. Directed by Dorothy Dittrich and Patti Powell, the choir will sing a mix of contemporary, world music and traditional songs.

12:30pm Sticking Our Necks Out
We welcome singer/songwriters from the Carnegie songwriting class led by Dalannah Gail Bowen, accompanied by Mike Richter on guitar.

1pm Tibetan White Crane Martial Art
Sylvia Kwong leads a demonstration of Tibetan White Crane Martial Art with members of her classes. With a long history and distinct philosophy, Tibetan White Crane is practiced to bring out the best of mental and physical states in modern times.


1:30pm African Crossing Drum Ensemble
So many drums, so many cultures, so many rhythms in the Downtown Eastside! Russell Shumsky, long-time DTES resident, drummer and drum teacher, brings the African Crossing Drum Ensemble to their first performance at the Heart of the City Festival. Never mind the weather, the drumming will lead you to warmth.

2pm Drum Circle led by Russell Shumsky
Following the Drum Ensemble, join Russell Shumsky as he leads a drum circle. There will be hand drums, bongos, congas, dununs, hand drums. Listen to the voices of the drums; have fun, call and response. Drums will be available or bring your own! Family friendly, all ages, all rhythms, no experience necessary.

Everyone welcome! Free

This event was on  Day 12 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 23 to Sunday November 3, 2013

Over 80 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside


2013 hotcf guide

On page 9 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

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