Troublemakers: Working Albertans (Video Ballad)
Sun Apr 30, 2023 at 7:30pm Ukrainian Hall 11018-97 St NW Edmonton, AB
In celebration of May Day (International Workers’ Day): Pay-what-you-can / donations at the door. Doors 7pm.
Presented by Ground Zero Productions.
Music performed by Maria Dunn (vocal, guitar, accordion), Shannon Johnson (vocal, violin) and Debbie Houle (vocal, ukelele). Video by Don Bouzek.
“Troublemakers: Working Albertans” is a 75-minute musical multimedia piece documenting the history of working people in Alberta–tales of resilience and hope, immigration, internment, and the Depression–through songs written by 2022 Juno-winning songwriter Maria Dunn and audiovisuals edited by award-winning videographer and director Don Bouzek. Most of the songs performed in the show are recorded on Maria’s 2004 album: We Were Good People. In 2019, Maria and Don updated the show to include a new song inspired by “Telephone Girls” in 1919 (commissioned by Alberta Labour History Institute) and a few songs from their other video ballads: “GWG: Piece By Piece” and “Packingtown” (in collaboration with historian Catherine C Cole).
(Research and development of “Troublemakers: Working Albertans” was supported by Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Edmonton District Labour Council).
#yeg Here’s a song from the show, inspired by Bill Dolinsky, Claire Botsford & others re: 1932 #EdmontonHungerMarch #GreatDepression https://youtu.be/cfQD6-KMtu0