An evening with Digging Roots and Dione Taylor & the Backsliderz

Description: The unforgettable R&B sounds of Digging Roots and Dione Taylor & the Backsliderz captivated the crowd at the Five Points Theatre in Barrie. This double bill hosted by the City of Barrie featured two of Canada’s home-grown, Juno-recognized artists. Artfully blending blues, roots and R&B genres, Digging Roots & Dione Taylor and the Backsliderz offer earthy, soulful and powerful performances. "I am a Woman of Colour," said Juno nominated singer/songwriter Dione Taylor. "My artistic focus is writing original songs about faith and perseverance, inspired by the real-life stories and journeys of Black Canadians, songs that have an appeal beyond race and age and ability. My primary goal is to educate people with stories about the enslaved Africans who followed the Underground Railroad to find freedom in Canada." During the intermission, Shelly Skinner moderated a panel discussion on the contributions of black women in our community, featuring Rose Adams, Michèle Newton, and Shannon Murree.

Start Time: February 28th, 2018 at 12:00am
End Time: February 28th, 2018 at 9:30pm
Location: Five Points Theatre
Address: 1 Dunlop St.W

City: Barrie
Province: ON
Postal Code:

Website: secure1.tixhub.com/barrie/online/b_otix.asp
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