Mestizo Soul – Identity and Rights Tour with Guatemalan Hip Hop Artist Rebeca Lane
Rebeca Eunice Vargas (Rebeca Lane) was born in Guatemala City on December 6th 1984. She was born in the middle of a civil war and was named after her aunt that had been kidnaped and disappeared by the military government in 1981 because of her political involvement in the guerrilla movement. From a young age, Rebeca started to get involved in the efforts to retrieve the historical memory of those war years and became an activist in organizations of family members of people kidnapped or killed by the military government. Through this work, she got to know about the struggles of others claiming their historical right over their lands and several political movements of workers and land laborers against neoliberalism and the politics that had caused even more social conflict that during the war. Being part of the social movement made her realize that women had less participation and leadership, so she started to get interested in feminism. That took her to other groups of women working through art, specifically theater and music.
Rebeca has released three albums – her most recent in 2016. “Mestizo Soul” looks at identity, rights, and struggles for justice. BTS is incredibly grateful to BTS local committees and local sponsors who are helping make this tour possible. You won’t want to miss Rebeca Lane and her first tour in Canada!
- Friday, October 27 at 8pm:Halifax – Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street Tickets at the door or Ticket Halifax
- Saturday, October 28 at 8pm:Charlottetown – Buy tickets for the show at The Guild, 111 Queen Street
- Monday, October 30:Antigonish – Location TBA
- Thursday, November 1:Fredericton – TBC – Great Hall in the George Martin Hall, St. Thomas University (see campus map here)
- Saturday, November 4 at 9pm:Toronto – Burdock Music Hall, 1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Co-presented by PRESENCIA with the support of the Ontario Arts Council – see poster below)
- Sunday, November 5:Montreal – Divan Orange, 4234 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal.
Rebeca will also be giving talks and presentations while in Canada:
- Thursday, October 26 from 2:30-4:30pm in Room 1009 in the Kenneth Rowe Building (6100 University Avenue), Halifax
- Tuesday, October 31 St. Francis Xavier University – Antigonish (details soon)
- Thursday, November 1 at St. Thomas University – Fredericton (details soon)
Thank you to our Sponsors!
* Ontario Arts Council * PRESENCIA III * St. Thomas University – Department of Human Rights * University of New Brunswick – Anthropology Department * St. Thomas University – Criminology Department * University of New Brunswick – International Development Studies * St. Francis Xavier University - Spanish Department * St. Francis Xavier University – Women’s and Gender Studies Department * St. Francis Xavier University – Development Studies Department * Dalhousie University – International Development Studies Department * Dalhousie University – Music and Performing Arts Department * Dalhousie University – Spanish and Latin American Studies Department * Dalhousie University – Sociology and Social Anthropology Department * Saint Mary’s University – Modern Languages and Classics Department * Cooper Institute
Thank you to our Community Supporters!
CUPE-PEI * Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre * Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives * Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada * No One Is Illegal Fredericton * NB Multicultural Council * PEI Women’s Network * PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Centre* St. Stephen’s University *