305 King St West
Free, Registration is required. Register here
Malika Tirolien (Montreal / Guadalupe) – K-Iri (Montreal/ Ethiopia / Burkina Faso) – JoJo Worthington (Kitchener)
As part of the City of Kitchener’s Feminist Fridays, Neruda Arts presents the first in a series of four concerts celebrating women in music. This concert series takes advantage of new undiscovered spaces in affiliation with corporate partners in different sectors. Starting with Terminal’s beautiful pent house on the 11th floor of 305 King St W, this untapped venue promises a unique cultural and musical experience that will stay with you for a very long time. Using Neruda’s signature Café Cabaret format, this intimate evening features outstanding female artists from Guadalupe, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Canada.
Montreal-based Malika Tirolien, who played the lead in Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba, is a singer/songwriter and musician from Guadalupe. She appeared with renowned artists like Lara Fabian and Alain Jean-Marie. Her powerful song "I’m Not The One" closes Snarky Puppy’s Grammy Award winning album “Family Dinner.” Malika’s stage presence, precise and soulful delivery, attitude, and strength captivated audiences in China, India, USA, Brazil, French West Indies, Canada, and more.
K-Iri is also a Montreal-based duo comprised of two outstanding women performers from Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Iri and Sarah-Judith perfectly merge their voices with the sounds of their guitar and violin to create music that evokes both their cultural traditions and contemporary life influences.
Finally, Kitchener’s very own experimental-folk artist JoJo Worthington brings her haunting choral loops, seemingly-orchestral ukulele riffs, and striking spacey vocals to add more excitement and vigor to an already out-of-this-world evening.
Be there and let the artists take care of the rest!
Check out a video sample of Malika Tirolien https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUWsAL92feU