Behind the Scenes: Global Pandemic

WOKE event goes virtual for a diverse night of storytelling, art and celebration

By Rachel Hickey

Selam Debs, Carla Beharry, Yellow Painted Walls, Green Plants

Debs and Beharry noticed a clear gap in our community – many BIPOC groups can’t find mentors to relate to. So, the pair worked to build WOKE events as a platform for racialized members of the community to share stories and find mentors in a safe space. 

After so many years of education, advocating and standing up for justice, this was a night of warmth and uplifting celebration of where the community is right now and where it's going. 

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Live at the Apollo: Cinema turned concert venue engages community with exclusive performance by local band, Excuse Me. 

By Rachel Hickey

four people from the band 'Excuse Me' playing their instruments and performing, black backdrop , with spots of red lights
On Saturday March 6, Apollo Cinema in Kitchener transformed into a concert venue for event Live at the Apollo as Guelph alternative rock band Excuse Me. took the stage for an exclusive one hour performance, produced and broadcast live by Good Company Productions.

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Recap: Artist Roundtable

By Jenna Aquino

A screenshot of a zoom call, many different men and women on the call in their respective squares, local musicians, local movers, local shakers

Good Company Productions’ mission has always been about supporting artists and connecting people through music. Even under these challenging circumstances, our top priorities haven’t changed — we’re just having to experiment with different ways of going about them and we know everyone else is doing the same. That’s why, when it comes to pursuing a music career during a global pandemic, we want to make it easier for us all to lean on one another and navigate this ‘new normal’ together. 

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