APR 16–18, 2021 | Livestream performances
SOFT CEDAR & THE CULTCH PRESENT

The Essentials

Music, movement, poetry, and social justice woven together in a unique concert experience!

Khari Wendell McClelland returns to The Cultch stage, joined virtually by local and international musicians, scholars, and poets in a multidisciplinary performance exploring the question: What is essential and needed in these times?

This is a unique moment in time, perhaps it is a reckoning. As we are facing unprecedented societal, environmental, and public health challenges many are asking themselves: 

How did we get here? 
Who do we want to be? 
And where does art belong amidst this evolution of the world? 

Creativity has a unique place in meeting the challenges we face and the solutions we seek. It has been a source of power and resilience in the face of unimaginable odds. 

Every performance will be unique as Khari Wendell McClelland will be joined virtually by different musicians, poets, and scholars—check out the lineup for each day below! 

Musicians: The Sojourners, St James Music Academy, Twin Bandit, Faye Mallett & Kwakiutl Hereditary Chief Henry Seaweed 

Poets: Cecily Nicholson and Hari Alluri 

Scholars: Mia Birdsong, Jarrett Martineau, Ashon Crawley, Kathleen Gallagher, Andrew Kushnir, Harsha Walia & Seth Klein

Musicians: Gordon Grdina, Tanika Charles & Faye Mallett

Poets: Cecily Nicholson and Hari Alluri 

Scholars: Mia Birdsong, Jarrett Martineau, Ashon Crawley, Kathleen Gallagher, Andrew Kushnir, Harsha Walia & Seth Klein

Musicians: PIQSIQ, Queer As Funk & Faye Mallett

Poets: Cecily Nicholson and Hari Alluri 

Scholars: Mia Birdsong, Jarrett Martineau, Ashon Crawley, Kathleen Gallagher, Andrew Kushnir, Harsha Walia & Seth Klein.

Available as part of the Spring Box. Check out more about The Cultch’s Subscription Boxes here.

Or purchase single tickets:

Solo Party (one viewer)
$29.00

Bubble (two viewers in a household)
$58.00

Select your show date and buy single tickets here.

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Group Discount:
Purchase 6 livestream tickets for the same performance date to get a 17% discount! You can then watch the show ‘together’ with your family and friends from the comfort of each of your own homes.

APR 16: 7:30PM OPENING
APR 17: 7:30PM
APR 18: 2PM 

*all showtimes in PDT

Running time is approximately 75 minutes, no intermission

All COVID safety protocols are being observed during the filming of this performance.

Produced by Soft Cedar 
softcedar.com

FEATURING:

Musicians: Khari Wendell McLelland, The Sojourners, PIQSIQ, Queer As Funk, Faye Mallett, Twin Bandit, St James Music Academy, Tanika Charles & Gordon Grdina

Poets: Cecily Nicholson and Hari Alluri 

Scholars: Mia Birdsong, Jarrett Martineau, Ashon Crawley, Kathleen Gallagher, Andrew Kushnir, Harsha Walia & Seth Klein

To the incredible artists, scholars, thinkers, poets, activists, dancers, creators around the world who are holding strong amidst the current circumstances we find ourselves in—the world needs you! 

To Heather Redfern, our greatest example of strength, beauty, innovation and resilience.