Following Show Cancelation SLĀV’s Director Claims Freedom of Expression is “Muzzled”

SLĀV, a musical about the history of racism, oppression, and slavery in America featured an almost all-white cast, prompted a petition signed by 1,500 asking for its cancellation. Director Lepage states that if it were up to him, the show would be still running.

©Ben Harper and Charlie Whitemussel, July 3,2018 Montreal Jazz Fest. Photo credit Anne Howard.Copyright.

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Thrill Montreal in All-out Performance at the Montreal Jazz Fest

Ben Harper, the 2018 Ella Fitzgerald Award recipient, gave generously of himself and shared intimate stories of love, despair, and redemption at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Harper was accompanied by Charlie Musselwhite, a living Delta blues legend, and harmonica virtuoso, and the duo gave a timeless performance.