Inclusive Cities – The New Urban Agenda: Lessons from the Habitat III Conference
Interested in inclusive cities and sustainable urban development? Miss the United Nations Habitat III Conference that took place in Quito in October? Enjoy live music? You can access the best of all this and more at Dudoc Vancouver on December 14, 2016, for a special panel presentation and reception. Co-hosted by the Netherlands Consulate in Vancouver, the evening will feature a speaker panel and audience discussion about the goals and impact of the New Urban Agenda that was established in Quito, and what it means for our communities.
Rhythm and Cello will provide the musical entertainment during the reception for this event, which includes drinks and light snacks, and the opportunity to network with local and international attendees who share a passion for building better urban communities. Prepare for some Latin, rolk and folk music to set the mood for a wonderful evening.
Bert Smolders, Manager, Shelter Program, UN-Habitat Arcadis CSR partnership, Netherlands May So, Associate, Henriquez Partners Architects, Vancouver, Co-author of ‘Towards an Ethical Architecture’ Ellen Woodsworth, Chairperson Women Transforming Cities International Society, Former Vancouver City Councillor Andrew Martin, Habitat III delegation member, UBC Masters Program School of Community and Regional Planning Moderator: Frances Bula, journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics
Entrance is by donation, and you can register here!
Suggested donation is $5-10, with all proceeds being used for book donations to organizations supporting local low-income children.
Join actor Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) for a night of music and storytelling at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at his show, called ‘The Concert I Never Gave…(except for, like 2000 times in my bedroom)’. It features music from the 70s and 80s, along with McCormack’s entertaining stories about growing up, and about life as a celebrity. Because this event sold out in both L.A. and Toronto, it is being offered in Vancouver for 2 nights: August 5th & 6th.
The charity show is in memory of Eric’s parents. Accordingly, all proceeds support cancer research. Did you know that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? That makes it the most common cancer affecting men in Canada. So let’s help Prostate Cancer Canada contribute to advancements in research to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment!
This first video is an original song called All Your Secrets. The backstory to this one is that a week before we recorded a version of this song in studio with funding from Factor and the Government of Canada, John decided to change the key on me – one with crazy sharps, which was not so cool for cello… But it did sound better – so I reluctantly forgave him and we kept the change for the video too.
Oye Como Va – Santana cover song
This video has a strikingly similar backstory (seriously, this happens almost any time we have a shoot or a recording or an important show!). John felt the arrangement needed a bit of tweaking for the video a couple of days before the shoot. Sadly, I agreed, so we worked out a new layout for the song, and you’re the first ones to hear it! The title is a bit misleading, it’s actually a Santana medley – let us know which Santana song that you love is missing from our arrangement, by posting a comment! We’d love to hear from you!
Thanks again to The Juniper Room for their enthusiasm and stellar work in putting these together for us, and to every single person who filled the room for the filming and brought their energy and love. These videos wouldn’t be what they are without you!
Vancouver Live Music – Rhythm and Cello at The Main
Join us on Saturday, May 23rd for a night of great live music, great food, great drinks and great friends. We’ll be bringing our best rock, folk, Latin and reggae music back to The Main’s stage in Vancouver and hope to see you there!
Ever since The Main opened back in 1997, it’s always been about fantastic mediterranean cooking and hosting great emerging Canadian musicians in a cool room in a cool neighborhood. Locals and newbies both love The Main for its rustic feel with warehouse height ceilings, steel beams and wood trim and floors. The room makes you want to stay for hours. Most customers are regulars and have a personal relationship with The Main. It’s amazing how they want to know what’s new yet don’t really want to see too big of a change to their favorite hangout. One visit and you will see why. Please come in.
This past March found Rhythm and Cello at The Juniper Room in East Van, along with the John Welsh Band, to film a couple of live music videos. This is the first time the two bands have shared the stage, despite John being a member of both – it was sort of like introducing your wife to your mistress…only we’re still not sure which of us has tied the knot 😛
The Juniper Room
The stellar crew at the Juniper Room covered the room with their roving cameras as friends, family and fans filled the room with their energy. Each band played a set for the audience and filmed a song or two, and by the end of the night, the room was hopping. The highlight had to be Courage and John performing their rendition of a crowd-favourate Sir Mix-a-Lot hit from the 90s. We can’t say enough about the funky venue and the guys that looked after us and our fans – we’re looking forward to seeing the final videos and know you’ll enjoy them too!
Photo Gallery of the Video Shoot
In case you missed it, here are a few shots from the night. Special thanks to those who passed photos along to us:
Nate getting ready to film
Courage and John warming up the room
Electric cello, anyone?
We’d like to send out a huge thanks to all of you who came out and helped to make these videos a success! We couldn’t’ have done it without you. Stay tuned for the official video releases in the coming weeks!