Sugar & Gold: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Collingwood Summer Music Festival
Featuring award-winning Canadian blues icons: Diana Braithwaite, vocalist (Life Time Achievement In The Blues Award 2018) and Chris Whiteley, multi-instrumentalist (Maple Blues Award Winner for Best Horn Player of the Year). Diana & Chris will perform a free concert at Blue Mountain Village Square at 5pm on August 1st, followed by another performance with at New Life Church at 7pm the same day.
5:00pm - 6:00pm:
"All About The Blues"
Multi-award winning performers Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, take audiences on a musical journey through the world of the blues with all of its interesting history, songs and stories paying attention to the intriguing and unusual personalities, as well as taking a look at some of the musical instruments and sounds that are an important part of the music. They also connect the roots of blues to many other musical styles in this performance.
Performers: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
"Sugar and Gold – Stories of the Underground Railroad"
Sugar and Gold – Stories of the Underground Railroad goes beyond the underground journey to relate the story of the arrival, challenges, and riveting experiences of the African-American men and women who became members of Canada’s first Black pioneer communities from coast to coast. Rare photographs and unique images provide a rich historical backdrop to the production while a colourful enchanting musical score with original songs embellish the story with an uplifting musical soundscape. Sugar And Gold – Stories of the Underground Railroad begins with the sugar and gold trade in the 1600’s and weaves this captivating remarkable story through the centuries.
Performers: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley accompanied by a band: upright bass, drums and a guest vocalist
Entry: $35/person + HST