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 Canadaâs 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, MichÃ¨le 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