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Event Archive - Linda Tillery And The Cultural Heritage Choir

Wed. November 13th 2013 8pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm
$24 ($20 members)
Tickets at: www.roguefolk.bc.ca, Highlife Records, Rufus Guitar Shop
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Since 1992, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, have become world renowned for their breathtaking performances and commitment to the authenticity of African-American roots music and music from the African diaspora. Their vocals are gritty and soulful. Their rhythms are a fusion of Southern American grit and Carribean heat!!

The groups first collaboration with veteran performers Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb titled "Shakin' A Tailfeather," was nominated for a Grammy © [1997] and their second collaborative effort "Hippity Hop," was awarded a Parents Choice Award (2000). The group's (2003) recording titled "Say Yo' Business", was nominated for a California Music Award.

If you would like to delve deeply into the diverse resources of African-American roots music and learn the tradition of call and response and the rhythms that drive this music, the Cultural Heritage Choir will show you how its done. The CHC serves up healthy portions of Work Songs, Spirituals, Children's Play Songs, Field Hollers, Moans, Ring Shouts, Plantation Dances and a little bit of R&B!

Currently, The Cultural Heritage Choir is Linda Tillery, Rhonda Benin, Tammi Brown, Elouise Burrell and Bryan Dyer.

Tickets $24 ($20 members) available online at http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca, in person at Highlife Records & Rufus' Guitar Shop, or call the Rogue Ticket Hotline at 604-736-3022.

Linda Tillery And The Cultural Heritage Choir

While singing for the play Letters From A New England Negro in 1992, Linda Tillery was introduced to some field recordings of traditional African-American music. "My God," she exclaimed, "this is what I've been looking for!" Tillery poured over documentary recordings and ethnomusicology research to uncover a treasure-trove of spirituals, work song... more info
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