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Coffee House and Open Mic at Woodland

Coffee House and Open Mic at Woodland

BRANTFORD — The importance of live performance has had it’s role in spreading musical talent for thousands of years, and although the advent of technology has allowed for music to be accessible at the tips of our fingers, it hasn’t changed the experience of raw emotion and connection that live music brings. The Coffee House

BRANTFORD — The importance of live performance has had it’s role in spreading musical talent for thousands of years, and although the advent of technology has allowed for music to be accessible at the tips of our fingers, it hasn’t changed the experience of raw emotion and connection that live music brings.

The Coffee House and Open Mic at the Woodland Cultural Centre brought this experience to life last weekend. With guests illuminated by scenic candlelight and the ambience glittered with decorative lights and festive pumpkins, visitors were welcomed to enjoy an evening of live music and performance within the Woodland Cultural Centre in the evening of Saturday, October 27.

And the talents were quick to commend the space for the opportunity.

Early into the night, Brendt Thomas Diabo and the Ramblers performed shortly after Guitarist Joel Johnson brought tastes of blues and rock.

Diabo recognized that the atmosphere while performing in the centre is one that reminded him of his home community.

“This is my second time performing at the centre, every time I’ve played the audience has been very receptive to what we do and I always enjoy myself,” he said. “I’m originally from Kahnawake but currently reside in Toronto, so when I get to perform in Six Nations there’s a familiarity similar to home.”

He also noted that the opportunities were abundant.

“Without these types of community events I don’t think it would have been easy for me to make my way to Six Nations or any other communities and connect with other organizers or artists and generate new fans.”

Later into the evening, Singer and Songwriter James Wilson graced the stage, as his momentum as a performer from Six Nations continues to grow with each performance.

“It was a lot of fun,” said Wilson. “I had an amazing time performing alongside other great acts at the Woodland Cultural Centres Coffee House last Saturday. The vibe was relaxed and welcoming to my new music and it was great for aspiring musicians such as myself!”

He performed with the same upbeat attitude and offered visitors a slice of his original pieces.

The evening was a wonderful escape from a busy week into the strings and beats played by the hands of great performers.

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