Canadian Concert For Human Rights
“We are thrilled to work with an organization whose values are so well aligned with our own,” said Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Director Chris Frayer. “The folk music genre has always been steeped in the pursuit of equality for all and it was with that in mind that we put together this diverse line-up of incredibly talented Canadian artists.”
Canadians are invited to join in a full weekend of free events and performances on September 20 and 21 in celebration of the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).
The Museum and the Winnipeg Folk Festival invite you to join a special Canadian Concert for Human Rights on Saturday, September 20.
Spread out your blanket and enjoy a free open-air musical celebration at The Forks – Winnipeg, Manitoba’s historic hub of recreation and tourism – with the Museum as a stunning backdrop.
The two-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. CDT and admission is free, with no ticket required. Not in Winnipeg? You can watch the concert live on City, OMNI, APTN or right here on the Museum’s website.
The line-up for the free Canadian Concert for Human Rights, curated in partnership with the Winnipeg Folk Festival, will include:
- Internationally renowned Canadian folk legend Bruce Cockburn;
- Ottawa-based Juno Award-winning and Polaris-nominated First Nations electronic artists A Tribe Called Red;
- Montreal-based Polaris-nominated and Independent Music Award-winning chanteuse Marie-Pierre Arthur;
- Vancouver-based Juno Award-winning and Polaris-nominated hip-hop artist Shad;
- Multiple Juno Award-winning east-coast fiddler Ashley MacIsaac;
- Globally celebrated singer-songwriter, educator, artist and social activist Buffy Sainte-Marie.
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