Saturday, November 7th at 2pm

Canadian Music Centre, BC Region

837 Davie Street, Vancouver

Powell Street Festival (PSFS), in partnership with Tealeaves and Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, invites you to a special FREE afternoon of Japanese music and tea drinking at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street, Vancouver) on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m.

We are thrilled to present Naomi Sato, an Amsterdam-based virtuoso of the shō (Japanese mouth organ). Sato-san will perform traditional and contemporary music written for this hauntingly beautiful instrument.

Following the performance, we invite you to help us choose Powell Street Festival’s brand new signature tea, Kiai!. Our friends at Tealeaves have provided us with a number of unique tea blends and we’ll be brewing these onsite. Your job: sample some incredible new teas, enjoy some tasty Japanese snacks, and select the tea that you think best captures the spirit, tradition, solidarity, and innovation of Powell Street Festival! The tea with the most votes will become Kiai!: Powell Street Festival’s official signature tea.

Throughout November and December, PSFS is campaigning to raise $40,000 in preparation for its 40th festival, July 30-31, 2016. In recognition for cash donations over $50, we will send you a package of our signature tea, Kiai! Your support sets the festival on a solid path into the future. PSFS plans to expand the festival site, increase our children’s activities, upgrade our food vendor equipment (fire-proof tents and energy-efficient hot-water-on-demand systems), and improve our year-round storage.

The event is free but the space is limited so please resister through Eventbrite.

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