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Event Archive - SPIRIT OF CANADA CONTEST WINNER!: Rik Leaf

Sat. June 2nd 2012 8:00 pm - 10:00 doors at 8:00 pm Cenote (All Ages) 8:00 pm - 10:00 doors at 8:00 pm
$10.00
Tickets at: Cenote
Presented by: Cenote, JUST Artists
Saturday, June 2, 2012 Cenote Restaurant & Lounge proudly presents award-winning performer Rik Leaf live in concert.

July 2011 Rik won the Spirit of Canada: Poetry, Spoken Word and Singer/Songwriter Contest. The televised three part series came with recording time at Oakstone Studios, which led to Rik’s brand new recording, Rhythms & Rhymes – Between the Lines, released April 20th, featuring Victoria’s poet laureate, Janet Rogers.

Inspired by Michael Franti’s CD, Stay Human, the album features a collection of new songs and the two socially active poets, channelling the oratory energy of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr.

“The project is full of groove-heavy ideas and instruments designed to move your mind and behind at the same time!” Leaf laughs. http://rikleaf.bandcamp.com/releases

Rik Leaf is an international recording artist, producer, TV host, author and founder of the Canadian performance collective, Tribe of One, featuring French, English, First Nations and Métis musicians, dancers, painters and poets. Rik Leaf & Tribe of One recently returned from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they had two showcase performances at the Gathering of Nations, the largest pow wow in the world. http://youtu.be/7012O7CTCWw

Rik is a master storyteller whose fuses original songs, instrumental soundscapes, spoken word poetry and hilarious excerpts read from his latest book, Four Homeless Millionaires. He moved to Victoria after spending a year traveling around the world with his wife and two kids. http://youtu.be/PCUYzHYGxAo

Cenote Restaurant & Lounge is an exquisite all-ages listening room, ideally suited to audiences eager to enjoy fine food and wine and world-class performances.

Cenote is located at 768 Yates Street, the concert is Saturday, June 2, the show starts at 8:00 p.m. tickets are $10.00

Rik Leaf (electro-acoustic funk-folk-rock)

Winnipeg’s Rik Leaf has gained national renown as a captivating performer and articulate songwriter since 1998. His combination of electro-acoustic-funk-folk-rock, spontaneous socio-political-psycho-spiritual performance rants, and touring with a collection of original artwork and print reproductions from some of Canada’s emerging visual artist... more info
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