King's Playlist


Fri Feb 24 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm


The Parkdale Hall | Toronto, ON

Culchahworks presents "King's Playlist": a powerful evening of musical performances, featuring classic songs from the Civil Rights Era.
About this Event

If streaming services (e.g. Spotify, YouTube) had existed in Dr. Martin Luther King's time, what would be his go-to playlist?

Music has always been a powerful source of inspiration, strength, and perseverance. No doubt, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked tirelessly to secure equal rights for his people, he would have turned to music to boost his spirits and spur himself on. But what would have been his "jams"? What songs would have rallied him, and his followers, to take on ever-greater risks for the cause of freedom and justice?

To celebrate Culchahworks' 10th Anniversary, we remount our 2016 production, "King's Playlist". This concert features stellar performances of classic songs from the era, performed by some of our finest artists, including Canada's Queen of Jazz and Blues, Jackie Richardson, and renowned composer/guitarist/singer Don Ross. Directed by Culchahworks' Founder and Artistic Director Andrew Craig, "King's Playlist" will inspire you, and fill you with the passion and fervour felt by those who lived through the 1960s - those who struggled to create a fair and equitable society for all. Interspersed with these performances will be highlights from Culchahworks's first decade of artfully telling stories from the Black experience. It's a show you don't want to miss!

Celebrated Toronto-based soprano Denise Williams will again perform the solo in Artistic Director Andrew Craig arrangement of Oscar Peterson's "Hymn To Freedom", which will be updated for 2023. Click the video below to see the performance from 2016:


Where is it happening?

The Parkdale Hall, 1605 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


CAD 45.00 to CAD 100.00


Host or Publisher Culchahworks

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