My Canada - Singing the Soul of a Country
Start date: 6 April, 2016
End date: 22 December, 2017
MY CANADA: SINGING THE SOUL OF A COUNTRY is a musical project that will celebrate some of the finest Canadian songs and the ideas that inspired them, through concerts, video & sound recordings, writing, social media sharing and collaborations with various other Canadian artists & artisans. This 2-year long project (April, 2016 - December 2017) is in part, a celebration of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. The concert will include songs written by some of the country’s best-known songwriters including: Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Jane Siberry, Claude Dubois, Buffy St. Marie, Luc Plamondon, Jim Cuddy, Ron Sexsmith and many more. For updated information, visit Barbara’s Web site & Subscribe to her monthly “Letter to Friends” at www.barbaralewis.com View video sample here: https://vimeo.com/154529649
View recent TV appearances and articles:
Global TV on My Canada! - http://globalnews.ca/video/3007250/barbara-lewis
Montreal Gazette on My Canada! - http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/barbara-lewis-embraces-the-canadian-song-book
Nature of the Project Reach
Cross Canada. See above description for the intended reach of this Project.
The concert/show will celebrate many well-known and not so well-known folk/pop songs from a widely diverse group of Canadian songwriters. This will include English, French and Aboriginal music. Plus some beloved songs from Irish, Scottish, Chinese and Spanish cultures as well. All carefully chosen by Barbara and her music colleagues to please their age 40+ audience members. The plan is take this concert/show across Canada. And to involve other Canadian singers and artists in the process, as the show travels. The first public performance of the concert will be on April 6th, 2016 at the University Club of Montreal. Then the show goes to the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa - May, 2016. Doug Balfour, pianist/composer/arranger will be at the piano. Bob Hewus plays acoustic bass and guitar.
Open to collaborations with other musical artists.