Live music is back at Mary Winspear Centre, with their special series dubbed the Seaside Sessions, featuring exclusive performances by a handful of talented artists.
Next up is soul-inspired Witch Prophet, hitting the stage on Thursday, October 14th and we’re giving away a pair of tickets so you can see her in concert for yourself – contest details are below!
Witch Prophet is a queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean, singer-songwriter who provides her fans with a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps, and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz, and soul-inspired beats.
She finds depth and connection in creating music as a portal for self-growth and discovery, as she navigates and better understands her cultural and queer identity.
Witch Prophet has shared the stage with and opened for acts like THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, Lido Pimienta, A Tribe Called Red, Climbing Poetree, SAMMUS, Sean Leon, JPEGMAFIA, The Cliks, Rae Spoon, Zaki Ibrahim, Kae Sun, and LAL, just to name a few.
Her vocals have appeared on Shad’s “Flying Colours” LP, and she has toured Europe independently twice; playing shows in Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Berlin, as well as performed at North American and European music festivals like: Black Women Rock, New Skool Rules, Soul Of Brooklyn, Allied Media Conference, Montreal Jazz Festival, Sappy Fest, Electric Eclectic, Summerworks, Ottawa Capital Pride, Pride Toronto, Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion and so many more!
In March of 2020, Witch Prophet released her Ontario Arts Council funded sophomore LP “D.N.A Activation”.
An ode to her Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestral roots, fusing Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul and RnB with songs sung in English, Amharic, and Tigrinya.
Co-produced by herself and her partner SUN SUN, praised by press and music lovers alike, DNA Activation was shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize. She has since been signed to Ki An Projects, a new label in the UK for the release of a deluxe edition of DNA Activation.
Tickets for Witch Prophet’s show at Mary Winspear Centre are now available for purchase online.
Seaside Sessions is an eight part series highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. This program is in partnership with FACTOR Canada: a non-profit dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.
Each performance will be filmed in 4k in front of a live audience, fans can experience a 45-minute recording on YouTube for free or purchase the extended 90-minute 4k edition.
Mary Winspear Centre will be taking all measures to provide a safe, sanitized and comfortable concert setting, following current regulations provided by the provincial government and Worksafe BC.
Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces, and proof of first vaccination will be required for anyone 12 years of age and older to attend any performance in the Charlie White Theatre between Monday, September 13th and Sunday, October 23rd. Events held Monday, October 24th onwards will require proof of second vaccine. You will be asked to show your Vaccine Card along with a government issued ID if you are 19+.
View Mary Winspear Centre’s full COVID-19 plan here.
For a chance to WIN 2 tickets to see Witch Prophet at Mary Winspear Centre, please do one of more of the following:
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on October 13th. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.
- When: Thursday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
- Tickets: $18.90 per person and available online