When we gather together in the moonlit village ground, it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.” - Chinua Achebe

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Ije Live

(MDT, UTC-06) (MDT, UTC-06)

Studio Bell (Home of the National Music Centre), 850 4 Str. SE, Calgary

Ije Live is a live presentation of original compositions from Perpie's upcoming album entitled 'Ije'. It is a blend of instrumental & Vocal Music, Poetry and more. An Igbo (Nigerian) word for Journey, it is a three-part project consisting of a debut album recording/release, a live music experience and a short film. It is a collection of instrumental music, vocal music and stories. A body of work that will take you on a journey, viewing life through an ancient lens. These beautiful original compositions have been rearranged for sax, vocals, band and chamber orchestra. To make this even more memorable, it feature Calgary's finest musicians including Sheldon Zandboer, Brendan Rothwell, Robbin Harris, Neil Mcvey and Luis Tovar. Also featuring Guest Artists Titilope Sonuga (Poet & Author), Meghan Goguen (Opera Singer and Mezzo-Soprano) and Digba Ogunbiyi (Jazz Pianist from New York)

General: $35 Students/Seniors: $30 Kids (12 and under): $10

IJE

Ije is an Igbo (Nigerian) word for Journey. It is a three-part project consisting of a debut album recording/release, a live music experience and a short film. It is a collection of instrumental music, vocal music and stories. A body of work that will take you on a journey, viewing life through an ancient lens.

 

Brewed by harsh realities; poverty, limited access to education and homelessness, Perpie's gift and creativity is strengthened by her faith in the Creator. She recognizes that her journey and the whole experience; the struggles, the lack, the victories and the growth as of today, have been divinely shaped by God. 

Raised alongside four other siblings, by a single mother and by the community around her, Perpie has found live music and performance to be her most fulfilling medium of expression. She enjoys bringing people together. She recalls beautiful stories from her childhood; told by her mother and elders around, composes music around these tales and seeks opportunities to share them through playing her saxophones and through singing.

 

To bring about this memorable experience, Perpie has teamed up with fine creatives from within Calgary and beyond. These include Titilope Sonuga, Meghan Goguen and Digba Ogunbiyi. 

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Perpie Live at the Central Library as the Newcomer Artist in Residence. Photo by Motif Photography

Perpie Live at the Central Library as the Newcomer Artist in Residence. Photo by Motif Photography

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