Solidarity Rock Comes to Winnipeg
Posted on March 2, 2010
Solidarity Rock is coming to Winnipeg. On March 6, the not-for-profit organization will open a new local chapter with a benefit and awareness-raising concert at the West End Cultural Centre. Founded in Edmonton, the organization works to partner Canadian and Cuban musicians and artists through cross-cultural exchange, benefit shows, music tours, and art shows. Rallying both support and funds for musicians in Cuba, the event includes performances by reggae rockers SubCity, funk outfit The Shouting Ground, and Edmonton's The Falklands.
“The band is really excited to help get Solidarity Rock started in Winnipeg,” said Darryl Reilly, saxophonist for SubCity, “The band Slates – from Edmonton – are friends of ours and they’ve been working with Solidary Rock in getting gear to the indie music scene in Cuba. They’re actually there right now, playing shows and working with the locals to make music. It’s a great organization and we’re super happy to help out. Not only is it going to be an awesome night, it’s for a really good cause and it’s going to be so much more than just a show.”
In addition to the music, the event will feature an exhibition of Cuban art curated by Kelse Middleton of the University of Winnipeg’s Art History Students Association and the Manitoba-Cuba Solidarity will also be on hand to provide information on their activities.
Showtime is 8pm and tickets for the all-ages concert are $12 at the door. Click here to see the event on Facebook.
Click here for your free download of SubCity's "The End of the Bottle" from The Loudspeaker, available only until March 11.