Welcome to ASYLUMforARTlive.com, broadcast from the MOB Cafe @ The Asylum for Art from downtown Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Join us every Friday and Saturday for live music and Sunday for our open mic. During COVID, we are doing what we can and certainly on a less rigorous schedule. Our Winter Solace concert series in collaboration with The Instrumental Society of Calgary and Alberta Health Services to bring music into the hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities is airing every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at www.wintersolace.com. enjoy.
Saturday, January 30 @ 7:00
Flamenco in Solitude – Holly Blazina
Although the flamenco art form has evolved around community, the audience rarely sees that a guitarist’s world is often one of solitude, which she chooses to share with others…
Join flamenco guitarist Holly Blazina for this special and intimate livestream concert from the solitude of your home.
Sunday, January 31 @ 2:00
Winter Solace – Lyrique
Lyrique is a Philippines-born, Calgary-based hip hop artist who fuses moody R&B and melodic rap beats. On Lyrique’s debut full-length album, P.I.M.P. (Poetry Is My Passion), released on October 14,2020 his hip hop storytelling is framed around his immmigration story and visions of a “Canadian Dream.” Lyrique‘s rhymes are a glimpse into his personal struggles as a one-time temporary migrant worker, now permanent resident. P.I.M.P. follows a series of mixtapes and singles, which have drawn attention from COMPLEX, CBC’s Q, and MTV Philippines. The up-and-coming artist has previously shared bills with JPEGMAFIA, Chali 2na, and Cartel Madras, and made festival appearances at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, and more.
Sunday, February 7 @ 2:00
Winter Solace – Sherryl Sewepagaham
Sherryl Sewepagaham is a Cree-Dene hand drum singer, songwriter, music educator and music therapist. Sherryl is a co-founding and 23-year member of the Edmonton-based, Indigenous women’s trio Asani. Asani released their debut album Rattle & Drum in 2005, which received many music award nominations and awards, including nominations at the Juno Awards and Canadian Western Music Awards both in 2006. Asani’s follow-up album, Listen released in 2009, received additional nominations and awards, including a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2010. Sherryl continues to compose music as a solo artist and released her debut album, Splashing the Water Loudly in 2014. Sherryl has worked with many local (and former local) artists such as Maria Dunn, Shannon McDade, Chris Andrew, Mario Allende, Sandro Dominelli, Robert Walsh, and Dale Ladouceur.
Sunday, February 14 @ 2:00
Winter Solace – Flint and Feather
Flint & Feather (Joal and Lauren Kamps) are a free-spirited husband and wife duo that are passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, storytelling, and laughter. Their original ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs draw inspiration from Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journeys – and the Kamps’ honest and engaging approach to performance connects with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Sunday, February 21 @ 2:00
Winter Solace – Jiajia Li
Classically-trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as “one of the city’s finest and most adventurous flautists”. She was the 2019 recipient of the classical music residency at National Music Centre; and 2016 recipient of Canada’s “Juno” music award micro grant. Since her arrival in Calgary in 2014, Jiajia has forged her identity through music and performance, cutting across a wide range of modern musical experimentations and traditions. Currently a faculty member at the Mount Royal University Conservatory, Jiajia is an active performer in the city and has appeared in festivals including Sled Island, Calgary New Music Festival, and The Works. Jiajia is the artistic director of Calgary Chinese Orchestra.
Sunday, February 28 @ 2:00
Winter Solace – Jonathan Wielebnowski
Jonathan Wielebnowski is an emerging Canadian bassist, composer, and bandleader based in Calgary, Alberta. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music from Humber College in 2019, Jonathan relocated from Toronto to his native Calgary, and has since enjoyed a busy freelance schedule where he has the opportunity to perform with a variety of local, and touring acts.