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Event Archive - HEXENNACHT: WITCHES NIGHT: Songs From The Black Lodge, Artopilot, Night Tide, Sister Blanche, Du Nuit

Thu. April 28th 2016 Logan's Pub (No Minors)
9 - 12 doors at 8:30
Tickets at: CAVITY Curiosity Shop, Garden of Eden
Presented by: The Fiji Mermaid, Cabaret Voltaire Diversions
Witch’s night, an evening of wonderfully strange and dangerously noisy Womyn.

Why only Womyn and self-identified Womyn playing at Hexennacht? Because Victoria is a city filled with so many talented and otherworldly Womyn that are underrepresented and it’s time that is changed!
Based on Eastern European folk lore the night of April 30, the evening before Beltane, is the time when witches take to the sky’s and celebrate the arrival of the May 1st. There are stories about the witches ascending to the highest peak of the Harz Mountains and dancing into the morning. Bon fires are still lit to this day in many regions of Germany, Austria, Denmark and The Netherlands to provide guidance in the dark of the night for the witches in flight.

This may not be Europe, but beautiful Victoria BC, in fact unceded land of the Coast Salish People of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, though the concept of a witch transcends borders as well as cultural celebrations of spring and fertility. Through this evening we can embrace all of our differences and experience through musical and artistic feminine ritual. All of our experience are unique and shape us differently but they are connected and together we can take down patriarchy.

This may be the first Hexennacht that Victoria will be seeing but it will not be the last, so long as Cabaret Voltaire and The Fiji Mermaid call this sea side town home, so expect Hexennacht again next year bigger and with even more otherworldly Womyn musicians and artists.
So join us for an evening of avant garde music made by spectral local Womyn, who knows what kind of magic we will conjure up on April 28th.

Du Nuit
Night Tide
Sister Blanche
Songs From The Black Lodge

Tickets available at Garden of Eden and Cavity Curiosity Shop.

Another Victoria Happening Brought To You By
Cabaret Voltaire Diversions and The Fiji Mermaid


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