Rebeca Lane at The Guild with Russell Louder
Hip-hop artist and poet Rebeca Lane comes to The Guild in Charlottetown October 28 at 8 pm as part of the Mestizo Soul—Identity and Rights tour. Island musician, Russell Louder will open the evening.
Rebeca Lane was born in Guatemala City in 1984, living firsthand the final stages of the Guatemalan civil war and its aftermath in her country. From a young age she spent time as an active participant in organizations seeking truth and justice. It was then that she realized that women were not in positions of leadership within these movements, and became interested in feminism. As a poet and rapper, her lyrics deal with her womanhood and imposed heterosexuality, as well as colonization and militarization of her native land.
Rebeca has released three albums—her most recent in 2016. “Mestizo Soul” looks at identity, rights, and struggles for justice and peace. Rebeca has toured extensively throughout Europe and the Americas during the past five years and is excited for her first Canadian tour. “I want to share the experience of Central American women,” says Rebeca. “This tour is an opportunity to strengthen ties of solidarity with people in Canada.”
Russell Louder will be opening the show. Hailed by THUMP magazine as “the performance artist putting Eastern Canada’s electronic scene on the map,” Russell is a self-produced, self-propelled transgender musician making waves on the East Coast. In March 2017, Russell released a debut EP, Think of Light, which received praise from Silent Shout, The East and Exclaim!
Tickets: www.theguildpei.com or call 902-620-3333.