Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside incorporates remarkable and unexpected talent. Many years ago, it also incorporated a Black district, Hogan’s Alley. It was razed in the name of ‘urban renewal’ and obliterated by a viaduct. Even so, in 2011 a renaissance began in poetry and song, identity and memory — here led by two of its residents, the wonderful Dalannah Gail Bowen and Thelma Gibson. Song is power.
City Opera Vancouver is grateful and honoured to work, create and perform on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl ̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada