Ottawa Art Pep Rally
THE PEP RALLY IS COMING!
Ottawa is chock full of music and dance and colours and acting and beats and FUN! This one-night-only event will bring it all together and BLOW YOUR MIND!
We’ve got music and dancing and lights and theatrics and crazy nonsense that you’ll have to see and hear to believe!
You’ve got your tickets, yeah?
Promo Art by Kim Valentine!
Jumpin' Joel Flash & The Magic Machine
You know them, you love them!
8 pieces of pure theatrical folky madness!
They've got a full EP and MANY MANY MORE originals to share! Don't miss it!
Beaugé the Trill Hippy is representative of self love. The mantra “Thou shall love thyself” defines the purpose of uplifting others thru culture creation, communicating with and inspiring the listener. As the son of one Haîti’s most respected poets and novelists (Jacqueline Beaugé Rosier) and the nephew of a Haitian militant (Claude Rosier) who spent 17 years incarcerated by the Baby Doc regime for his beliefs; Beaugé’s art is the cumulative sum of his ancestry, the struggle, love, and a unique ability to connect beyond PURPOSE boundaries.
The Monotymes were forged under the warm and welcoming glow of awe inspiring local acts like Sparklesaurus and Potential Red. We drew our inspiration from basement EP releases and evenings spent sitting cross-legged on kitchen floors talking about how much we admired and adored our ever-growing web of mutual friends playing music in Ottawa. We are just some kids who play indie-pop. Our songs are each their own catchy story, usually revolving around a character we see within ourselves or within our community. If you listen closely, you might find that you know this person too. We will always love to write about heartbreak in the most danceable way possible, we will always love tears and laughter and keyboards effects and arson.
The Ghost Lights
The Ghost Lights (Robin Hodge & Zoe Towne) keep the Magic Machine in perfect harmony!
But will they be able to bring the pep this rally needs? Or will Coach Art drive them to the brink of insanity? You'll have to come and see!
Learn about these weirdos here!
Nicholas Aymott is an actor and writer based in the capital town of Ottawa. A product of the theatre since high school, he has appeared most recently in his one-man show ARNOTT: a Masterclass in Good Theatring, at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival, as well as multiple adventures upon the stage at the Gladstone Theatre. Recent regional credits include Nell Gwynn (Three Sisters), King Lear (Bear & Co.), Cry-Baby: the Musical, and Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Kraken). Peace, Love and Fun!
Surraya Aziz is a former guest dancer with Propeller Dance. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop, from age 5-present. She is a dance teacher in the city mostly teaching youth at risk, and folks with disabilities.
Tev Bourque is a producer, sound engineer and composer. Native to the Ottawa area, Tev has worked with artists such as John Carroll and Amanda Lowe and is an active member in Ottawa’s music industry. With experience living and recording in West Africa, Tev is well-rounded in both analogue and digital technologies.
Tev’s latest album Colours is a multi vocalist collaboration focussing on the musical diversity of Ottawa. A fusion of several genres, the album features vocal work from several Ottawa area vocalists, including: Marie-Clo, Rita Carter, Paula Whitelocke, Amanda Lowe, Ceerouse, Thandie Dice, Fletcher G, Dominique Gorley, Ras Lee, Dynamic, Aspects, Jah’kota, and Yohannes Finesse.
CKCU 93.1 FM
On November 14, 1975, Canadian radio history was made. When the strains of Joni Mitchell’s 'You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio' transmitted over the airwaves at 93.1 FM, CKCU became the first campus-based community radio station in Canada!
In the ensuing years, CKCU has continued to be a pioneer in community broadcasting, carrying out our mandate of providing an alternative to commercial radio and the CBC as a voice for the many Ottawa communities not served by the mainstream media.
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