Updated: Oct 28, 2019
The Wise Hall & Lounge. June 17, 2018
Stage design by Emily Lux (DeLux Art)
TOGETHER WE RISE is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary experience that gathers together local and international artists who are all using their respective mediums as tools for generating a powerful, positive impact in the world.
With playful acoustic folk, elevated hip-hop, electrifying DJs, and soul-shaking spoken word performances by local and international legends, this will be an event unlike anything you've ever experienced before. 1:30-4:30 - Workshop: Music As Medicine w/ Lydia Violet
7:00 - 7:15 - Doors open for evening 7:15 - 7:20 - Welcoming and introduction 7:20 - 7:35 - Alchemana - Sacred Dance Invocation 7:40 - 8:40 - Lydia Violet Band - Blues & Folk Multi-Instrumentalists 8:45 - 8:55 - Deus Fortier w/ Aga SomaHeart - Transformational Spoken Word 9:00 - 10:30 - Climbing Poetree - Elevated Hip-Hop & Spoken Word 10:30 - 11:20 - Noble NA & Azana - Elevated Hip-Hop & DJ set 11:20 - 12:10 - KA LA & Pacha Papa - Elevated Hip-Hop & DJ set 12:10 – 12:15 - Closing
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**This is a non-alcoholic, family friendly event**
Vancouver is a pillar of the arts and culture community, acting as a beacon of liberated lifestyle for the rest of the world. In a time when the theme of celebrated unity within diversity is rising across the globe, we have an opportunity to invigorate our community on the international stage through the curation of connective cultural experiences.
In recent years this unique and irreplaceable culture is being seriously threatened by venue closures, commercial development, and a push towards corporate monoculture. As young, passionate artists begin abandoning Vancouver due to the deterioration of resources necessary for their livelihood, the need for collaborative arts events that have direct impact on the local community has never been higher.
The challenges our city faces come with a tremendous opportunity to generate positive impact. Through fully immersive experiences that viscerally demonstrate the power of creative expression as a tool for empowered cultural change, we can blast out an inspirational and activating energy to mobilize the community to keep Vancouver’s culture alive – and take it to new heights.
Join us, as TOGETHER WE RISE