at the Mae Wilson Theatre
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June 18, 2022 - 7 PM
A natural-born vocalist, soul singer & songwriter Clerel nurtured his taste for melody in his coastal hometown of Douala, Cameroon, where he grew up listening to music from his parents' record collection, which ranged from church hymns and afrobeat to French chanson.
While he has spent much of 2020 working on a new collection of songs, Clerel has also appeared as a contestant on the nationally broadcast reality talent show La Voix (The Voice Canada), and earlier this summer was featured in the iconic Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, giving a well-reviewed performance of his original music to a live audience of over 3000 viewers.
Listeners from all over the world continue to fall in love with the young musician’s soulful universe and effortlessly elegant esthetic. His next musical efforts are guaranteed to put even more music lovers on notice!
An Evening with
June 25, 2022 - 7 PM
Includes a post-show interview
Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her album Part-Time Woman was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel.” She is also the founder of the award-winning publishing imprint VS. Books, which supports emerging BIPOC writers.
A seven-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a Pride Toronto Grand Marshal and has been a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene. She is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary, and is currently adapting her debut play, How to Fail as a Popstar, for television with the support of CBC.