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ONE BURLINGTON, our city’s passionate collective dedicated to celebrating inclusivity, multiculturalism and culture, is again presenting another FREE annual live event acknowledging Black History Month.
February 17th at Port Nelson United Church we are again putting a spotlight on the Underground Railroad. AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED is a presentation that features singer-actress Tracy Cain, who dazzled attendees at last year’s sold out MEMORIES OF THE BRANT INN.
Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Tracy Cain is a proud 5th generation Black Canadian with ancestral roots in North Buxton, Queen’s Bush settlement, and St. Catharines/Niagara / Brantford area.
Audiences enjoy listening to her warm smooth vocal stylings that are influenced by gospel, jazz, and R&B. Her contralto voice has been compared to artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Anita Baker – to name a few. She has been performing on stage since the age of three and continues to be a featured soloist in many musical revues, festivals, community events, and musical theatre.
Tracy brings together her passion and purpose in her educational, interactive and music-filled presentation of AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED with help from her husband (Robbert Kramer), genealogists, historians and years of research, Tracy’s ancestors journey to Canada via the Underground Railroad is brought to life through music, storytelling and a keynote presentation. Get ready to be entertained as Tracy takes you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget.
- SPACE IS LIMITED – RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET TODAY!
- Admission is free but we are again collecting food for the Burlington Food Bank.
- This 50 minute performance will be followed by free coffee and tea and an opportunity to mingle and discuss the show.
PORT NELSON UNITED CHURCH: 3132 SOUTH DRIVE at SPRUCE AVENUE, BURLINGTON, ON
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2024 at 3 PM
Sponsored by Wealth Curators, Private Family Wealth, www.WC1.ca
We thank our show sponsor and the City of Burlington for their generous support!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT ROBERT MISSEN AT 905-632-6047.
2023 – MUSIC IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
FREE live music, demonstrations, discussions and more that examine the many ways in which music enlivens our lives, here and around the world.
SET ONE: The first part of the event will be a panel discussion on the evening’s theme. Daniel Vnukowski, internationally acclaimed concert pianist and Host of the Classical 96 morning show, will moderate the discussion, which will also include Wayne Strongman, Founding Director of Toronto’s Tapestry Opera and longtime Conductor of Hamilton’s Bach-Elgar Choir; Leader and of the Yuan Yin Group, an ensemble of zither players.
SET TWO: The second part of the evening will feature diverse performances of four different musical groups: Shades of Blue, the blues band which includes special Nigerian artists; Yuan Yin’s zither ensemble, Lucky Stickz on the steel drum and Daniel Vnukowski who will perform Gershwin’s legendary Rhapsody in Blue.
2022 - One Burlington presented a SOLD OUT event MEMORIES OF THE BRANT INN
2021 - One Burlington presents musical videos about "Africville" for Black History Month
As a followup to 2020’s packed event at Port Nelson church for Black History Month event, One Burlington’s 2021 event moved online with educational and entertaining musical videos about Africville, the Halifax community of Black Loyalist refugees, and the systemic racism experienced there until the community was razed in the 1960s to make room for industrial growth. Sample the artistry and production value of these videos as introduced by Joe Sealy on YouTube:
2020: One Burlington presented the musical "Rise and Struggle" for Black History Month
2019 - Multilingual posters inspired by our multifaith and multicultural Summer Fair in Central Park
(use OB Sign 2018.jpg graphic, + OB Activities.jpg, + OB Bandshell.jpg, + OB Booths.jpg, + OB 2018 Dancers.jpg photos attached to this eMail) (use current website video of our 2018 summer event with Burlington Councillor Rory Nisan in the still – Caption could identify him).