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Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant



ou may have spotted Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised and Canadian-based Shakura S’Aida-pronounce her name “Shack-ooo-ra Sigh-ee-da”— performing at Festivals in Dubai, Europe, Australia, Rwanda or Russia, on the Legendary Blues Cruise; with her new symphony orchestra concert, “Blues in G Minor: 4 Women”, featuring the blues music of Etta James, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, in her 4 woman tribute to Nina Simone, “The Nina Project” or acting in TV shows such as Lost Girl, Schitt’s Creek or Flashpoint.

Shakura S’Aida Live in Concert
Wednesday, August 23, 8pm-10pm
Doors 6pm Show 8pm
Tickets only $ 17.50 each or $ 15 if you in advance.
On sale now at Bozzini’s or call 604 792 0744 to reserve

Bozzini’s Restaurant, 4-45739 Hocking Ave
Chilliwack, British Columbia

From her beginnings as the world music band Kaleefah’s lead singer, this versatile vocalist and consummate entertainer has blown audiences away with her scorching vocal style, uncanny ability to deliver powerful original songs and to get deep into the guts of the most venerable standard.

Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, when she earned the runner-up position, competing against more than 100 bands from more than 20 different countries.

Shakura S’Aida has consistently been thrilling audiences with her powerful pipes for years, most recently as a guest host on CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning. As a veteran of the international music scene, she’s performed both as a featured artist with musicians like Jimmy Smith, Lee Oskar (WAR), Bettye LaVette and Keb Mo’, as well as an award winning solo artist.

Whether she’s speaking Swiss-German, French or English, Shakura instantly connects with her audience — and at the same time richly demonstrates the multiculturalism that Canada prides itself on.


I am truly blessed by all the incredible opportunities I have had,” says Shakura. “My life has been filled with amazing adventures; I can’t wait to see what happens next!”

•  2016 Maple Blues Award Nominee: Female Vocalist
•  2015 Maple Blues Award Nominee: Female Vocalist
•  2014 Maple Blues Award Nominee: Entertainer, Female Vocalist
•  2013 Juno Award Nominee-Best Blues Album of the Year
•  2013 Blues Music Awards Nominee-Contemporary Female Artist
•  2013 Indie Music Awards Nominee-Blues Artist of the Year
•  2013 Maple Blues Award Nominee: Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Recording/Producer (w/Howard Ayee & Scott Cable) and Songwriter of the Year (w/Donna Grantis)
•  2011  Maple Blues Award Recipient: Female Vocalist of the Year
•  2011 Independent Music Award Recipient: Blues Artist of the Year
•  2008 International Blues Challenge 1st Runner Up
•  1992 Juno Award Nominee-Best World Music Artist/Band

Watch a 21 minute YouTube clip here.




Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt - August 24

Two Great Songwriters, One Great Night - Their only Lower Mainland Show

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt
Thursday, August 24 2017
Doors 6:00 Show 8:00
Tickets only $ 17.50 each, or $ 15 the night before
On sale now at Bozzini’s or call 604 792 0744 to reserve

It’s a special treat when Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, who normally tour separately and solo, share the stage together. If the chemistry seems especially amorous, they come by it honestly, as they are a rare breed: a romantic partnership in real life, as well as musical life. And the two together on stage makes for a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Danny Schmidt is best known for his riveting poetic lyrics, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt for their depth and complexity. And gypsy spirit Carrie Elkin is best known for her incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Patty Griffin at her most powerful, and Nanci Griffith at her most intimate.

Together, the respective strengths they each bring, individually, merge into a much greater whole . . . a performance of great energy and spirit . . . and one that audiences seem to be able to connect with on a multitude of levels, at once: Emotionally, Spiritually, and Intellectually.

On Danny

Named to the Chicago Tribune’s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. Danny is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him: “Perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”

On Carrie

Austin, TX-based Carrie Elkin is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: “We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. Onstage Elkin is simply a force of nature.” With her dazzling voice and unpretentious charm, Carrie wins over audiences with songs that are, as FolkWax puts it: “Intimate, yet universal. Naked, yet richly adorned. Her voice is simply revelatory.”

Don’t miss these two great artists in a rare split-bill performance, sharing songs back and forth, lending their voices to each other’s tunes, in harmony. They’ll be performing hits from their duo release, For Keeps, out on venerable roots label, Red House Records.

Watch a 5-minute Carrie Elkin YouTube clip here.

Watch a 5-minute of the duo on YouTube here.

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