*CANCELLED* Jazzfest Presents: Les Filles de Illighadad
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B2, Canada
TD VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZFEST PRESENTS: Les Filles de Illighadad
TD VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZFEST: LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD CANCELLATION
(Saturday, July 2)
The Victoria Jazz Society is saddened to announce that Les Filles de Illighadad’s TD Victoria International JazzFest performance at the Victoria Event Centre on Saturday, July 2 has been cancelled.
“Unfortunately, the entire summer tour has been canceled due to unforeseen family circumstances, and this includes Victoria.” – Les Filles de Illighadad Management.
Ticket refunds will take 2 – 3 days to appear on the purchaser's card. Ticket purchasers will not need to contact the Victoria Event Centre to arrange the refund – they will automatically be refunded on the card that the tickets were purchased on.
Saturday, July 2nd
Doors: 8:30PM | Show: 9:30PM
19+ | ID Required for Alcohol Service
$39 (price includes GST, any service charges added on top)
You can see the entire Jazzfest 2022 lineup at https://jazzvictoria.ca/jazzfest-home/jazzfest-line-up/
One of the hottest new acts coming out of the Desert Blues tradition, Les Filles de Illighadad is a ground-breaking band founded by Fatou Seidi Ghali in Illighadad, a village in the Sahara Desert in Niger. Ghali is the first Tuareg woman to play guitar professionally. Les Filles perform a haunting amalgam of centuries old south Saharan “Desert Blues,” and traditional folk music. Despite years of war, exile, and imprisonment, fighting for a homeland in the Northern Sahara, the music of young Tuareg people, fueled and defined by high-voltage rock and roll guitar riffs, has made sizable inroads into the European pop scene while gaining traction in North America. The quartet includes Abdoulaye Madassane Alkila guitar/vocals, Alamnou Akirwini Nassir vocals/percussion, and Fitimata Ahmadelher vocals/guitar/percussion.
“Les Filles’ music is mesmeric, almost prayer-like…it communicated something unambiguous. Whatever rhythm does to a human body—it was happening. By the end of the evening, people had abandoned their rickety folding chairs and little plastic cups of wine to boogie with abandon.” – The New Yorker
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Masks are optional in the venue.
▪︎ Beginning April 8th, proof of vaccination will no longer be required for entry.
▪︎ Unless otherwise noted at point of ticket purchase, seating is unassigned, and first come first served. If you're attending a seated event, please choose a location suited to your party size.
▪︎ Hand sanitizer is available at wall-mounted dispensers throughout the venue.
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In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for a rescheduled date.
≫ What To Bring ≪
▪︎ Please bring your email ticket confirmation on a mobile device, or a printed copy of it.
▪︎ Please bring valid government issued photo ID for 19+ events, or for liquor service at family friendly events.
≫ Tickets ≪
▪︎ We do not offer refunds on tickets. If you need to sell your tickets, the best way is to reach out to your social circles or post in the Facebook event discussion.
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≫ Safer Spaces ≪
▪︎ At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at this event. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund.
▪︎ If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let a VEC staff person know and we will try to support you in the best way possible.
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
▪︎ We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
▪︎ Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
▪︎ The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)
▪︎ If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at email@example.com and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:
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