Performers Reequal Smith and Joe Dames, featured in the DJ and breakdance battle episode

Postcards from the Island

New 12-part online series broadcasts every Thursday

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CIBC Confed Centre Presents is set to deliver Postcards from the Island, a weekly online series featuring a rich depth of creative pioneers and local artists in unique locations.

The 12-part series from Director Adam Brazier will launch on Facebook Premiere August 6 at 8 pm. Each 8–10-minute episode profiles unique Island talent performing and sharing conversation with Brazier, all set in a different culturally significant venue.

The premiere episode on August 6 casts the spotlight on the Centre’s own mainstage, featuring a traditional set from Tim Chaisson and the Chaisson Family. There will be a Q&A immediately following the broadcast on Facebook Live with Tim and Adam.

The 2020 Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors will perform on location at Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye National Historic site on August 13.

Ashley Condon will share songs and conversation from Copper Bottom Brewing in Montague on August 20.

The August 27 episode will include a conversation with Tamara Steele, president of the Black Cultural Society of PEI, and performers DJ Jane Blaze, Selecta Chevron, Reequal Smith, and Joe Dames. The four will deliver a two-on-two DJ battle and breakdance piece from Historic Rochford Square, a central site within The Bog, where Charlottetown’s Black community lived for many years.

Future episodes will include artists Patricia Bourque, Lennie Gallant, Gordie MacKeeman, Scott Parsons, Gadelle, Atlantic String Machine, and Tara MacLean. Featured venues and attractions will include Dalvay by the Sea, The Dunes Studio Gallery & Café, and Watermark Theatre.

Postcards from the Island will air every Thursday to October 29, with each of the 12 episodes also archived on the Centre’s YouTube and IGTV.

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