PuSh Festival launch party (photos)

PuSh Festival 2014

Coast Sound Youth Choir at the 2014 PuSh Festival Launch Party at The Imperial, Vancouver, Nov. 6 2013. Christopher Edmonstone photo.

Photos – 2014 PuSh Festival Launch Party at The Imperial Nov. 6 2013

– photos by Christopher Edmonstone

Coastal Youth Choir, Veda Hille, Brasstronaut and Bocephus King were among the performers helping launch Vancouver’s 2014 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival on Wednesday night. The musicians were all tasked with covering each other’s music. Charles Demers hosted the evening’s entertainment, which was curated by Mark Andrew Hamilton (aka Woodpigeon).

The 10th edition of the PuSh Festival is scheduled for Jan. 14 – February 2, 2014. The lineup for Club PuSh, at Performance Works on Granville Island, has also been announced. The lineup includes: 

Gord Grdina’s Haram (Jan. 17, 10 p.m., $10) – Arabic music, from Iraqi folk to Egyptian radio music lovingly reinterpreted.

Coastal Sounds (Jan. 18, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.) – Coastal Sound Youth Choir performs with Woodpigeon in a program that includes indie rock, classical, avant-garde, and a joint set of original Woodpigeon songs.

Tetsuo, The Iron Man (Jan. 23, 8 p.m.) – Vancouver’s Eye of Newt ensemble perform a live soundtrack to this 1989 Japanese cult film.

Visit pushfestival.ca/clubpush for full details and a complete listing of events.

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