Cen­ten­nial Presents

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS -

On Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 7th, the World Mu­sic se­ries de­buts with Haitian singer-song­writer Wesli. Named Révéla­tion Ra­dio-Canada 2009-2010, awarded the “Prix artiste émer­gent Galaxie” in Lon­don in 2011and the “Prix Ba­bel Med in 2010” in France. Born in Port-au-Prince, Wesli built his first guitar from an oil bar­rel and ny­lon strings that he re­ceived from a non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion em­ployee (NGO). He was eight years old from a fam­ily of eight chil­dren for whom mu­sic was soul food. It has be­come that and much more: in it, he found a unique and vi­tal means to counter the preva­lent vi­o­lence and mis­ery from the neigh­bor­ing ghetto. In Que­bec for the past 10 years, Wesli now de­liv­ers a mes­sage of hope, of truth and of peace. A must see!

Be sure to ar­rive early (7:15 p.m.) to at­tend a mini-con­fer­ence by Angèle Séguin, Di­rec­tor of Théâtres des Pe­tites Lan­ternes, in Sher­brooke, about her pro­ject Grande cueil­lette des mots (The Great Word Harvest) in Haiti fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake of 2010. The pro­ject took place over three years in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the troupe Toto B and was fi­nal­ized with a play pre­sented in sev­eral vil­lages in Haiti. It was com­mis­sioned by ONE DROP headed by Cirque du Soleil founder, Guy Lal­ib­erté.

Par­tic­i­pate in the Dear Haïti con­test and be one of five win­ners of a pair of tick­ets to the show of your choice up un­til De­cem­ber (Ex­cep­tion: Jesse Cook). Cre­ate a mes­sage / a wish for peace in ref­er­ence or des­ig­nated to mi­grants of all coun­tries but specif­i­cally of Haiti and we will ex­hibit the mes­sages on our boards in the Cen­ten­nial Lobby on the evening of Oc­to­ber 7th for the Wesli con­cert. The au­di­ence will be in­vited to se­lect five of the most mov­ing mes­sages. Send your mes­sage to spate­nau@ubish­ops.ca

For tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion, call 819-822-9692 or visit www.cen­ten­ni­althe­atre.ca

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