I went to the Phillips Brewery Block Party a few weeks ago and what a line up! This was one my summer highlights. We watched so many amazing performers and I had the honour to be part of some of the behind the scenes activity. Hollie Cook came all the way here from the U.K. and wowed us with her reggae roots-vibes which was perfect for the island scene. Many folks didn’t know who she was – but the crowd gravitated to her presence and warmth.
The Sorority won over so many new fans (some of us are already committed) and sang their anthem and got the crowd so stoked. #SRTY Unfortunately, a couple members couldn’t make it due to other projects but the show still epic and the whole team was there in spirit.
Judy Woo is a first generation Chinese-Canadian, born and raised on Lkwungen Territory Vancouver Island. She is a multimedia artist and art and performance curator, working in painting, collage, upcycled garbage art, graffiti. She has been holding space for racialized people in the arts and culture landscape for two decades.