General Strike 1919: Cabaret
An exciting cabaret evening of music and poetry with Zing Zing Zing, Afro-Métis Nation, Mike Katz and Rick Pearson, and Mohammad Ali. Recorded in #Toronto 14 May 2019. Watch video »
An exciting cabaret evening of music and poetry on the centenary of the Winnipeg General Strike (15 May 1919) celebrates its historical importance and enduring relevance to a diverse range of contemporary struggles.
MC’ed by David McIlwraith. Featuring:
- Zing Zing Zing – UJPO choir sing “Bread and Roses” and “The Internationale.”
- Afro-Métis Nation – perform selections from their debut CD, Constitution with George Elliott Clarke, Shelley Hamilton and Sugar Plum Croxen.
- Mike Katz and Rick Pearson sing “Union Miners” and “Union Maids.”
- Mohammad Ali – performs songs from his latest album Labour of Love.
Produced by the Cultural Committee of the Socialist Project and the Centre for Social Justice, and co-presented by The Toronto Workers History Project and Mayworks 2019. Recorded in Toronto, 14 May 2019.