Sat, May 18, 2019, 3pm - 4pm
Leaf Rapids
McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB


Winnipeg's favourite subversively enchanting folk duo Leaf Rapids have just released their sophomore album, Citizen Alien. They will be stopping by this afternoon for a live musical performance and album signing, the day before they depart Winnipeg for an extensive European tour. Come wish them bon voyage and pick up the new album.

This event is free and open to the public.

It started the way all good things do, with a story, one that emerged from the time-shrouded attics of Keri Latimer’s family history. A tale of the great-grand-mother she knew only as tiny and soft-spoken, a gentle soul who only spoke Japanese. Who would have guessed that once, in her youth, that same little old lady stabbed a man with a pair of barbershop shears? That tale became the torch to light a new journey. As the years turned, Keri plunged into the depths of her family’s ancestral memories, resurfacing with stories like jewels that had been tucked away and forgotten. These she polished and kept safe, waiting until it was time to hold their colours up to the light once more. Now, all of those stories come together on Citizen Alien. The project is a labour of love for Keri and her husband, Devin Latimer. Through their own family’s stories they created a new world from the old, delving into the intimate truths told by voices from decades long gone.

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