Pride season is in full swing, and Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) has an enormous lineup of programming ready for its 2021 VanPrideFest.
Beginning on July 3, working till August 3, the celebration will embody over 60 occasions, together with in-person and digital experiences. Highlights embody the forty third anniversary of The Vancouver Pride Parade (this 12 months will probably be a decentralized version), the Pride Art Walk, and there are three Pride Lounges to select from.
The COVID-safe, pop-up Pride Lounges are going down across from Jim Deva Plaza, Stanley Park Brewpub, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Groups of up to six folks can guide two-hour time slots to get pleasure from drinks, lounge-style leisure, and drag performers. Tickets are required for this 19+ occasion.
Matthew Presidente is a Queer-themed rock-pop pianist and singer-songwriter who has been part of Vancouver’s music scene for 20 years. Presidente has independently recorded and launched six full-length albums, carried out on the Vancouver Pride Main Stage for 12 years working. They had been additionally a featured performer at the International Outgames at the Plaza of Nations in 2011. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Presidente created and launched the YouTube sequence, “World is Watching,” which showcased a rotating roster of LGBTQ2+ musicians and allies, world musical collaborations, signature originals and songs of hope. His newest launch, “Standing in the best way of Love,” was primary on Qreviews chart for over 4 weeks.
DJ Krista Mac is a queer, feminist performer with a powerful love for tropical and deep home. They have opened for artists akin to The Funk Hunters, 2018 Eurovision winner Netta, Whitney Day, and TT The Artist. Krista retains the occasion going at native queer occasions round Vancouver. Their semi-annual occasion for women-identified and non-binary of us held at prime nightclubs across the metropolis.
Gisun 지선 is a multicultural artist who studied vocal jazz efficiency at the New School and the worldwide leisure enterprise at Berklee. She explores themes of identification, heritage and belonging by her performances, with songwriting in each English and Spanish revolving round Latin and soul-inspired music. Gisun and has launched three EPs titled Suspiras, Partes, and Fin since 2017. Her newest single launch, Gracias a la Vida, has been featured on quite a few CBC Music packages and The Strombo Show. She has carried out at numerous occasions, together with the Pan American Games in Toronto, Carnaval del Sol, and East Side Pride Festival.
The della package is a vocal artist, producer, facilitator, occasion curator, DJ and performer. The Vancouver-based artistic shares tales of self-love and therapeutic by her music, which honours components and influences of soul, hip-hop and R&B! The della package has carried out everywhere in the world and has supported and toured with artists like Lil Kim, Mos Def, Quest Love, A Tribe Called Red and Bad Bad Not Good. Catch her reside performances to get pleasure from her mix of lush melodies and sensuous lyrics.
Tissa Rahim is a longtime West Coast musician who has carried out at House of Blues in New Orleans, the Gramercy Theatre in New York, and Guilt and Co. in Vancouver. The Persian Powerhouse was named one among 24 Magazine’s “Top 24 below 24” and is famend for infusing her soul and RnB sound with conventional Persian music her household has made for generations. Rahim’s present launch, the Missing Love EP, was funded by Creative BC and the City of Vancouver.
Download the Vancouver Pride Mobile App on IOS or Android to study extra about this 12 months’s Pride celebrations, buy tickets, register for occasions, or take a look at the Vancouver Pride Merchandise retailer.
When: July 23 to 25, July 30 to August 1, 2021
Time: Various occasions
Where: Downtown Vancouver
Cost: $10, buy online
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