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Let's Enjoy some Photography + Book Launch + Live Band

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  • Thea
  • The POLYGON Gallery (formerly the Presentation House)
  • 101 Carrie Cates Court
  • Just a 5-min walk from the Sea Bus, coming from downtown Vancouver, in the Shipyards area

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 Let's Enjoy some Photography + Book Launch + Live Band


Join us for an afternoon of live music & food, as we celebrate the closing of Black Photography Exhibit "As We Rise" & the launch of the Gallery's new book "Parallels 03: The Moonlighters". AS WE RISE: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE BLACK ATLANTIC: The ethos of community is at the heart of the collection from which this exhibition is drawn. Established by Dr. K. Montague, the Wedge Collection is Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists.... https://thepolygon.ca/exhibition/as-we-rise/ https://thepolygon.ca/news/what-is-the-black-atlantic/ "Parallels 03: The Moonlighters": features texts by writer, urban & human geographer, JOY RUSSELL on The Trinidad Moonlighters, a steel band active in North Shore Vancouver in the ’70s & ’80s; & reflections on the spirit of Carnival..........Newly remastered tracks from the Moonlighters’ 1970s recordings will be played, along with live performances by original band members. Born in Belize, JOY RUSSELL is a writer & poet living in North Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, literary journals & anthologies in North America, the UK and Caribbean, including Artspeak, Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, The Caribbean Writer, The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry, and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, (2007, 2017). She has also worked in London, UK as a researcher and assistant producer for the television documentaries Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story, Pump Up the Volume & BAFTA-nominated, The Hip Hop Years & is currently doing her MA in the Department of Geography at SFU. NYA LEWIS is an independent curator whose hybrid practice is rooted in the culmination of centuries of resistance, love, questions, actions, and study concerning diasporic cultural production. Their work reflects the diversity of intersectional, inter-generational, global indigenous, Queer critical discourse & its many forms of expression. Across the disciplines of art-making, programming, research, curating, & writing, Nya’s work with Canadian institutions—including the Vancouver Queer Film Festival......is driven by the possibilities of historical recovery, and the reimagining of community. The TRINIDAD MOONLIGHTERS STEEL BAND was started in Vancouver in 1958 by Wilson Wong-Moon, who led the band from 1958 to 1985. The original group were students from Trinidad who came to study at the University of BC. Through the 1960s, ’70s, & ’80s, the band played throughout BC, Alberta, and Washington State, increasingly having presence in major festivals and parades, such as the annual PNE Parade. Their main venue was the Cosmos Club, a Caribbean social club in North Vancouver, where 35 members played with the band over the years. ADMISSION: By Donation, in person. RSVP: on the website of the Polygon Gallery

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This looks great!! I'm not in town otherwise I would definitely come. Hope it's a fantastic afternoon!

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