C.R. Avery & the storm collective w/ Sinzere at Festival Hall
Calgary Folk Music Festival presents C.R. Avery & the storm collective w/ Sinzere at Festival Hall
Doors: 7 PM Show: 8 PM
Pioneering slam poet C.R. Avery is a relentlessly creative musician, author, filmmaker and visual artist. Rumour is his early days were spent beatboxing East Vancouver’s streets while pushing sound equipment in a shopping cart. His sharp poetic lyrics uncover tough topics inside harmonica and beatbox solos in a rarefied experimental rock/blues/gospel/rap mash-up. For him “an album gives a song and its comrades legs to stand on. A composer gets them into the world where they get a running start and do their job, so they grow wings, weed, or shoot lightning bolts in a bank while the bass player robs the vault.” His creations are impactful and empowering -- “sometimes hate needs a kiss.” Have your mind blown and your soul reborn, because while God’s away on business, C.R. Avery has been left in charge.
Winning awards, making killer videos, singing/rapping/freestyling over sick, thick beats: all just another day at the office for Sinzere. She’s a self-proclaimed Bohemian, an avant-garde free spirit who has no room in her life for your drama; she’s too busy honouring her craft. From dancer to award-winning DJ to lyricist/songwriter/hip hop champion, all of Sinzere’s previous and ongoing passions alchemize in her fierce, charismatic performances. She has an expert ear for melody, rhythm and rhyme and uses her voice and words to transport rock, jazz, soul, R&B or reggae to new places but, honestly, the genre is almost inconsequential. For all her Bohemian tendencies, Sinzere is a savvy, unrelenting creator who is amassing a fortune in unique musical currency.