Project: Humanity raises awareness of social issues through the arts
ANNOUNCING FREEDOM SINGER CASTING & NATIONAL TOUR
Presented as part of the 2017 TD Black History Month programming
And inaugurating the Streetcar Crowsnest Scotiabank Community Studio
on stage in Toronto February 1 to 11, 2017
FREEDOM SINGER is co-created by Khari Wendell McClelland and Andrew Kushnir, supported by the work of journalist Jodie Martinson, directed by Andrew Kushnir. And now we are thrilled to announce our cast! FREEDOM SINGER features McClelland and joining him on stage is Toronto soul singer Tanika Charles and Vancouver guitarist Noah Walker in this powerful documentary piece that remixes hip-hop, funk soul, and the songs of the Underground Railroad.
After the world premiere in Toronto, we are pleased to announce the FREEDOM SINGER national tour to the Regina Folk Festival at the Artesian, the Calgary Folk Fest at Festival Hall and Winnipeg's West End Cultural Centre, with other cities to follow!
This production and the cross-country tour are coming together with generous support from presenting sponsor TD, along with a growing number of private donors and the Ontario Arts Council. And just last month, FREEDOM SINGER was inducted into The Collaboration program at the National Arts Centre.