FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Chris McKhool JUNO Nominee & 3x Parents' Choice Award Winner
Special Guests: Suba Sankaran, Aviva Chernick, Shannon Thunderbird, Maryem Hassan Tollar, Ernie Tollar, Kevin Laliberte, Drew Birston, & Jordan Klapman!
"Celebrate: Holidays of the Global Village"
Fundraising Family Concert for Daily Bread Food Bank and ArtsCan Circle
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West (at Spadina), Toronto
Saturday, November 27, 1:00pm
Free Public Event
Monetary donations and non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated!
Earthworks Community Music in partnership with Small World Music
[Toronto ON] On Sat Nov 27, JUNO nominee, 3x Parents' Choice Award winner & CFMA winner, Chris McKhool, celebrates the multicultural mosaic at Trinity St. Paul's Centre.
All funds raised at the concert are being donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank and ArtsCan Circle.
"Celebrate! Holidays of The Global Village" is an interactive and playful musical journey into the myriad of holidays, customs and festivities enjoyed in the North-American Fall and Winter. Children will learn traditional and original songs encouraging them to share our diversity with neighbours and friends.
Inspired by travels across Canada and around the world, "Celebrate!" is a groundbreaking collaboration with musicians from diverse cultures. It features songs about holidays from across the globe that are celebrated here in Canada, including Bodhi Day (Buddhist), Carnival (Quebec), Chanukah, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Indigenous traditions, Kwanzaa, Ramadan and Winter Solstice.
"Celebrate!" was developed as a response to the lack of programming for young audiences and families that integrates diverse cultures and holidays into one coherent vision. While there are many worthy public concerts and programs that take place in the fall/winter holiday season that celebrate specific holidays such as Christmas, Chanukah, Diwali etc, there is no concert program in Toronto that aims to bring so many holidays together under one roof in this way.
Hailed as a “Children's musical star” (National Post) and “Canada’s greatest eco-troubadour for young people” (Mississauga Living Arts Centre), Chris McKhool is one of Canada’s greatest musicians for young audiences. He has been touring across Canada with his family concerts for over ten years, reaching almost 1 million youth, and has appeared on Mr. Dressup, YTV’s Treehouse, TVOntario’s Crawlspace and the CBC. Chris is also a 3x Parents’ Choice Award (U.S) and Green Toronto Award of Excellence recipient.