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Music MavensThe 18th season of Music ‘N’ Mavens is going full steam and The Rady JCC is proud to present the city’s premier winter daytime concert and lecture series. Producer Karla Berbrayer`s latest program features topical discussions and gorgeous music, presented by Manitoba’s top talent.

 

Coming up on Thursday, February 18th is Canadiana, Led by Amber Epp, vocals, and joined by Steve Kirby, bass, Larry Roy, guitar, and Rodrigo Munoz, percussion, Canadiana showcases Latin jazz arrangements of music from the Great Canadian Songbook. She’s a winner of a Western Canadian Music Award and Amber loves exploring music from Havana to the Yukon. Expect to hear music that ranges from Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen.

Join Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, on Tuesday February 23rd,when she discusses: Is Winnipeg One of the Most Racist Cities in Canada? Thoughts on Discrimination and Racism. Dr. Wilkinson specializes in immigration and refugee studies, particularly on issues related to discrimination, settlement and health among newcomers to Canada. She is the director of Immigration Research West, an academic and community think-tank concerned with issues related to successful settlement and integration.

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 pm, we return to Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre for an interactive drumming workshop with Chris Scholl. Meet Your Inner Drummer, and learn about drums from around the world.

Where can you go to hear the marimba in the middle of a wintry Thursday afternoon? A Celebration of North and South features Victoria Sparks, marimba, Cathy Wood, clarinet, and Eric Platz, drums. This program includes compositions by Astor Piazzola, Sid Robinovitch, and a new work by Canadian Icelandic composer, Fjola Evans, performed by Brandon University music professors on Thursday February 25.

Do Religious Women Need Special Protection in Canadian Law? Professor Karen Busby, of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, focuses her research on gender-based discrimination. Her current project looks at influences on young Muslim women when they make major life decisions. Tuesday March 1 Karen will discuss this topic.

Music ‘N’ Mavens runs until March 24th. Program time for all Rady JCC events is 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Costs are $7 for Rady JCC members, $11 for non-members. Lectures: Silver collection at the door. February 18 is the last date to purchase mini Season concert passes by calling the Rady JCC (204) 477-7510 www.radyjcc.com