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The Last Prayer Bead: Poetry Story & Song

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm PDT

“Mr. Flowers seamlessly blends the rich rhythms of the blues and a Deep South patois in a lyrical, literate style.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Come and gather beneath the vast summer sky for an enchanting evening where poetry, story and song will bring us into the power of the present moment. As we sit, facing the twilight over picturesque False Creek, you’ll experience an astonishing tapestry woven from words and melodies.
We are honoured to welcome back Arthur ‘Rickydoc’ Flowers, the great griot and hoodoo mystic. Known as a sage of stories, Arthur channels the deep-rooted tradition of West African griots through his blues-infused storytelling. His narratives resonate with the mystic axis of a mala turning through fingers, each bead unravelling a myth and serving as a wayfinder through the dark perils of our times.
The night will feature a medley of celebrated musicians and poets, including Governor General’s Literary Award winner Cecily Nicholson alongside violinist and vocalist Sejal, writer and poet Hari Alluri paired with Juno award-winning Gordon Grdina on oud and Dayne Ogilvie Prize winner Jillian Christmas, as well as a solo performance by Jody Okabe.
Witness the magic unfold as dusk settles, and bask in the paradox of endings/new beginnings. This event is curated by Ruby Singh.
This is an all-ages event.
Music Series Partner: Creative BC
Festival Supporting Partners: Granville Island, Hari Sharma
Community Cultural Partner: Massy Voices


July 10
8:00 am - 7:00 pm PDT
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Ron Basford Park


Massy Arts Society