DJ O Show - Artist Talk

wed26jun3:00 pmwed4:00 pmDJ O Show - Artist Talk3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

Event Details

Passion, positivity, and professionalism make 2024 Coastal Jazz Artist in Residence DJ O Show one of the most sought-after DJs working today. O Show—a.k.a. Orene Askew—is a proudly Afro-Indigenous member of the Squamish Nation who embraces and embodies teachings from both of her cultural backgrounds. Winner of the 2022 International Indigenous Hip Hop Award for DJ of the Year, she’s received a BC Indigenous Business Award, a Vancouver Pride Society StandOut Award, and the Alumni of Excellence Award from Capilano University, DJ’d for the Canucks, Whitecaps, and Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, and opened for Kevin Hart and Russell Peters. She’s also a powerful, inspirational speaker who has travelled to numerous communities to share knowledge and uplift folks of all ages. DJ O Show stays true to her love of hip hop and R&B, laying down beats that pack dance floors from Vancouver to Vegas, and from Toronto to Texas, while spreading the positive message that diversity makes beautiful music!

Moderated by vocalist, songwriter, performer, disability support worker, and arts administrator Gillian Thomson. Of mixed Haida and European background, Gillian co-leads indie soul-pop band Sister Says with her brother Robert, sings jazz standards and original folk-soul songs, and has participated in theatre collectives as an actor and a vocal coach.

The Event is Free

Presented with Western Front and Coastal Jazz.

Time

June 26, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

Location

Western Front

Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

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