Wednesday, August 5
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I know it's been a busy summer, but this is truly a concert you won't want to miss. It is such an honor to have LAL performing at the Hayloft next week! Many of you may not know this group, but they are world-class musicians traveling to the Regina Folk Festival and amazingly, we've convinced them to stop at the Hayloft! Be sure to get tickets fast!
Sam Mitchell and Arlan Kopp will be opening the show, making for a truly unforgettable night of music!
Wed, Aug 5 - The Hayloft
401 27th Street West
7pm, Music starts at 7:30pm
OPENING SET BY SAM MITCHELL & ARLAN KOPP
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BYOB and (if you choose) an appetizer to share!
CAN'T AFFORD A TICKET? WANT TO SPONSOR SOMEONE WHO CAN'T?
Please let us know! We need volunteers to help out at shows (in exchange for attendance at the concert) and have a sponsorship program. If you can't come to a show, but would like to support this cultural scene, buy a ticket and we'll distribute it to low income music fans through the International Women of Saskatoon! Email Carrie for information.
MORE INFO ABOUT LAL
Vocalist and poet Rosina Kazi and producer Murr first began collaborating on music as LAL in 1998, mucking about with tons of gear and wild poetics. In the early 00s, they created two politically charged critically-acclaimed albums, Corners (2002) and Warm Belly High Power (2004), the latter earning the distinction of ‘2004’s Best Soul Album’ by Canadian music bible Exclaim! Magazine.
Relentless touring across Canada and Europe and growing press attention followed, and accomplished bassist Ian de Souza joined the fray. Inspired by the events surrounding Sept.11, 2001 and its fallout -- the rise of a cloaked surveillance state, thicker lines drawn around who is “legal” and who is “not”, and most particularly by the fate of several deported friends, LAL created their most provocative and fully-realized album to date, Deportation (2008).
It is a personal treatise on migration and movement, a challenge to militarism, dangerous love, and the stories of those silenced by (il)legality, all threaded together with dub poetry, soul, folk, roots, jazz and a definitive dancefloor aesthetic. Their dynamic live show is a testament to the glorious exploration of the depths of humanism – building community while ripping apart words, notes, and rhythms, eyes open to the injustice that burrows deep into the fabric of society, and hearts burning with the fire for justice for all.