“They Came to Us”: The Royal City Second Line Parade Band
Four33: An Improvisation Podcast (3/10)In partnership with International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI)

“They Came to Us”: The Royal City Second Line Parade Band

This podcast tracks how a second line band saved Christmas in Guelph, Ontario.

The hosts discuss issues of poverty, accessibility, social responsibility, and community integration with people in the neighbourhood during the Covid-19 Pandemic. In Guelph, Ontario a small group of musicians took inspiration from New Orleans’ Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and the musical groups they present to address ever-present challenges that are amplified in the current crisis.

Image: detail from untitled motion study by Steph Yates

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Carey West is a vocalist and educator whose professional experience motivates her research. She is interested in questions surrounding voice, agency and improvisation. Her MA thesis focused on best practices and liberatory experiences during extended vocal techniques and sound singing workshops.

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Steve Donnelly is a live artist from Wales. His work explores and combines his interests in improvised play, performance studies, contemporary and historical uses of social space, popular culture, belief, and the commons.

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