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Let's Not Chat About Despair: Diamanda Galás

Sat. November 29th 2008 8:00pm doors at 7:30pm St. Andrew's-Wesley Church (All Ages) 8:00pm doors at 7:30pm
$35 reg, $28 stu/sen
Tickets at: Scratch Records, Zulu Records, (+ surcharges)
Presented by: Vancouver New Music
Uncompromising, relentless and inimitable are just a few of the words that may be used to describe avant-garde songstress Diamanda Galás. Crafting musical manifestos that pull no punches, Galás unapologetically brings the horrors of social injustice to the forefront of her work; giving voice to victims, and condemning those who contribute to oppression through either force or apathy.

With her multi-octave vocal range, Galás has tackled issues ranging from AIDS and genocide, to violence against women and other forms of systemic violence. Equally adept at transforming jazz, blues and folk standards with her intense interpretations, Galás infuses each one with chilling new meaning.

This November, Galás will return to Vancouver to perform a program of songs from her new album, Guilty Guilty Guilty, as well as a selection of songs drawn from previous works that present her unique and powerful commentary on the impact and politics of AIDS.

Part of Art & Activism: World AIDS Day.
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