Long-time friends of the Guelph Jazz Festival, William Parker and Patricia Nicholson, make music, dance, poetry in order to uplift, encourage and inspire listeners to enter their higher self. Thus they in turn may, in their own lives and work, act as a force for good. The ultimate goal of the art is for all who listen to it be filled with compassion.
On 30 June, at Silence, Guelph, they will perform Hope Cries for Justice, structured improvisations using words (spoken or sung), movements, and tonal structures. The essential theme is that through art and a reverence for life and all that is creative, we can create a world where peace becomes possible.
The goal of William and Patricia’s tour is to create a dialogue between participating artists and audiences that opens the mind toward envisioning our role in the world as creative beings that can make a difference. By embracing creativity we find our strength and can reclaim hope in a difficult time.
Patricia Nicholson Parker – dance, voice, words
William Parker – bass, donso nghoni, shakuhachi, reeds, percussion
Friday 30 June, 8pm
Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph
$20 general / $15 students, seniors & the under-waged