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October 21, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Anna Baignoche Concert

Live @ MOV. Join us for an evening that will deliver memorable moments and stunning musical sensibilities.

Local musician Anna Baignoche releases her first album in several years with a live concert at MOV. Becoming is an ambitious project and 7 years in the making. The recording plays to multiple themes and genres close to the artist; an amalgam of acoustic and electronic music, dirt and wires, paint over a photograph, love over hate, pure joy and deep sorrow. Baignoche and her band will be performing songs from Becoming live for the first time, in our intimate 200 seat theatre.  
The evening's opening set features Anna's musical and life partner, Andy Tabb and his band, The Andy Tabb Welcome Band, which includes Baignoche on cello, guitar and backup vocals along with Katheryn Petersen on accordion, Elliot Vaughn on viola, and Martin Reisle on cello and banjo. A cash bar will be on hand for this set which will take place in our scenic Joyce Walley room.
Baignoche's band features an impressive line up of musicians working in Vancouver's pop and folk music scenes: Michael Simpsonelli - guitar; Stephen Nikleva - guitar (Ferron, Mae Moore, Paul Hyde, Elizabeth Fischer, Sandy Scofield, Sarah McLachlan, Veda Hille, Petunia, and Dan Mangan); Simon Kendall - Piano/accordion (Doug and the Slugs); Niho Takase - Piano; Michel Bruyere on drum kit (Buffy St. Marie); Johnny Walsh - Bass (Brasstronaut, Dan Mangan); Elliot Vaughan (End Tree); Martin Reisle (Maria in the Shower, End Tree) and Malcolm Aiken - trumpet.    
Anna Baignoche merges many aspects of her life and inspiration on this album and performance. Her life has been full of travel and other languages. She writes in Spanish and Portuguese, having lived in Brasil and Cuba for a period of time. On Avalanche Love, Baignoche sings half in English and half in Portuguese, telling the tale of one New Year's Eve on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro celebrating with millions of people all wearing white to another New Year's Day, lost in the mountains of interior BC on a ski trip. The musical influences on the album are eclectic to say the least, ranging from folk to jazz to pop to country, and latin music. Baignoche's musical mentors include Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Cat Power, Miles Davis, Marisa Monte, Bebel Gilberto, Sigur Ros, and Miriam Makeba. 
A Q and A with the artist will follow the performances.
Date: Saturday, October 21 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Admission: Early Bird Tickets (before October 15):  $35 for Adults, $30 for Seniors, Students and MOV Members.
Following October 9: * $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors, Students and MOV Members. 
All tickets include a complimentary copy of Anna Baignoche's latest release, Becoming. 
General Admission Seating. Gallery admission included with event ticket. Arrive early and explore MOV’s new exhibition, City on Edge.  
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.

November 09, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Wapikoni Mobile Film Screening

Quebec-based Wapikoni's Indigenous youth film and music production collective is bringing a travelling audio-visual production studio to Vancouver for the first time! Join us for a special screening of documentary and performance based short films produced by indigenous youth and young adults developed from Wapikoni's multi media training workshops.

This screening program features diverse short films that engage with First Nations issues and activist strategies specific to the filmmakers communities, including environmental and land protection, independent media development, music and poetry as a site of agency, and community street protest. A Q and A with Wapikoni filmmakers and coordinators will follow the screening. The films are subtitled in English for the hearing impaired. 
Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited over 32 communities in Canada and accompanied over 4,300 participants who worked to produce close to 1,000 short films. These films have received 148 awards and honours at national and international festivals. Wapikoni mobile is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Wapikoni believes that video and music creations can become powerful tools for social transformation and for people to tell their own stories. This is a rare opportunity to see Wapikoni's diverse young filmmakers in a single cinema program. Not to be missed! 
Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: *Adults: $15; Seniors and Students: $13
MOV Members: $10
Individuals who self identify as First Nations: Free.
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.  
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.


Wapikoni's mobile production studio will be operating at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre from September 8 through October 10. Drop in hours are Monday through Friday, 12:30 - 7:00 pm. 


City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver’s identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver’s protest history from the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers’ photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Opening September 28, 2017.