From South Africa to Edmonton to Vancouver w/ Kelly Proznick


Sunday Dec 2nd 10:30-2:00 at the Wise Hall

The Music of South Africa: A Journey from South Africa and Namibia to Edmonton to Vancouver w/ Kelly Proznick

Spend the day singing and moving to the music of South Africa. Almost 15 years ago, Kokopelli Choir organization from Edmonton Alberta went on the first of many tours in Namibia and South Africa. This tour sparked relationships and musical sharing that has been built upon, including a membership exchange program and the ethical publishing of Africa songs. Western Canadian choirs have had the opportunity to learn directly from singers from the African choirs, and in turn teach others. Come to sing, move and hear stories.
Songs may include: Kwela Kwela, Zulu Mama, Hlonolofatsa, Ingoma, Tshotshloza, Ndikhokkele Bawo, Jesu Ueja, Emjajeni/Eyelele.

Kelly Proznick is from a musical family, and she started performing at a young age. Involved in dance (RAD Ballet), music and musical theatre all throughout her young life, Ms. Proznick decided to pursue music in university after a summer visit to Montreal where she fell in love with the city and its musical culture. After graduating from Semiahmoo Secondary in South Surrey, she moved to Montreal and acquired a Bachelor of Music from McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Proznick has performed as a trombonist and vocalist in a wide range of musical groups, and has served as a clinician and workshop leader with young bands in British Columbia. She currently conducts DeCoro, an adult choir that is part of Coastal Sound Music Academy and the VSO School of Music Vocal Jazz Ensembles.