Dalannah Gail Bowen reflects on a lifetime of making music and convening community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. A passionate singer, community arts administrator, and activist, Dalannah shares her philosophy of walking compassionately through the world and how she aims to make space for — and remove barriers to — finding connection through art making.
She and Am Johal discuss her work in community arts, her career as a musician, and how she interprets our political moment during the COVID-19 pandemic as a widespread awakening to social inequities. Dalannah gifts us with a song to close the episode.
— Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts: https://www.dtescentreforthearts.com/
— Videos of Dalannah Gail Bowen in concert: http://www.dalannah.com/music/videos.html
— Heart of the City Festival 2020: An Evening with Dalannah Gail Bowen: https://vimeo.com/473661581
— Germaine Tremmel on the Rise of Women Warriors at Standing Rock: https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/community-engagement/blog/2017/germaine-tremmel-on-the-rise-of-women-warriors-at-standing-rock/
— The Issue of Mr. O’Dell: https://vimeo.com/251717171