Songs of the City
presented by United Way Halifax
Fri, Oct 5 from 6:30pm - 8pm
Join us for a memorable evening of story & song!
Presented by United Way Halifax, Songs of the City will bring courageous individuals, compelling stories and talented songwriters together like never before. Through five moving performance of stories and songs, this event will shine a light on the critical issues, diversity, possibility and talent that can be found in our community.
Our talented group of songwriters include:
· Reeny Smith
Born into a musically inclined family in North Preston, Reeny Smith began singing and playing piano at the age of five. Now the 26-year-old rising star is a multiple award winner, releasing her debut album earlier this year. Reeny has received three African Nova Scotia Music Awards for Up and Coming Artist (2011), Rising Star (2012), and Artist of the Year (2015). In 2016 and 2017, she won Music Nova Scotia’s African Canadian Artist of the Year award.
Hip hop artist hailing from East Preston, Michael Alexander James Earle (aka MAJE) has a long list of songs and collaborations to his credit. He won the Viola Desmond songwriting contest in 2015, released a full length album last year and will be featured in the Halifax Pop Explosion festival this October.
· Chudi Harris
Chudi is an artist, producer and instrumentalist (vocals, guitar, piano, bass) who splits his time between Halifax and Toronto. He is a young talent that is off to a prolific start with three record releases to his name since 2016. Harris’ style is a mix between modern synth-based R&B, soul, and contemporary blues.
· Jennah Barry
Hailing from the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Jennah Barry is a singer, songwriter and musician who blends pop, folk and jazz. She released her debut album in 2014 and is currently working on her second.
· Century Egg (Shane Keyu Song & Robert Drisdelle)
Shane and Robert make up half of the Halifax indie pop band, Century Egg. Vocalist, songwriter and animator Shane sings most of the group’s songs in her native language of Xiang Chinese and will perform at Songs of the City with guitarist and co-songwriter, Robert.
Our courageous storytellers represent a wide range of our funded agencies including Freedom Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Halifax, Elizabeth Fry Society, Dartmouth Family Resource Centre and Stepping Stone.
Note: if the ticket fee is a barrier for you, please reach out to United Way Halifax as we have a number of tickets reserved so that everyone is able to enjoy our first-ever Songs of the City event!