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19 on the Park presents Ashara
9 April 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$35.00
The brainchild of Scottish-Canadian reggae artist Jason Wilson (Wilson & Swarbrick/Pee Wee Ellis) presents Ashara, a joyful blend of reggae, jazz and Scottish folk that surveys those rebel musics that have traversed the Black Atlantic over the past 400 years. Wilson, who provides vocals, guitar and piano, is joined by Jamaican-Canadian guitarist Carl Harvey (Toots & The Maytals) and a rotating cast of award-winning musicians including Marcus Ali (saxophones/whistles), Michael Shapinko (bass), Vince Reel (drums/guitar) and Laurel Tubman (vocals). Ashara artfully reimagines songs from the folk tradition such as ‘My Love is like a Red Red Rose’, ‘Matty Groves’ and ‘Sir Patrick Spens’, as well as numbers from the variety of canons these artists are associated with including: ’54-46 (That’s my Number)’, ‘The Ballad of Jack McLaren’ and the current Canadian reggae chart-topper ‘Ready to be Loved’.
Recommended for ages 12+