December 15, 2021
Ep. 1 - The Sorrow Sessions OPERA
by: Karlene Marie, soprano
Online - 7:00 pm
February 15, 2020
African Heritage Month Showcase produced
by: Ms. Delvina Bernard and Dr. Harvi Millar with Asia, Dyrekia and Karlene Marie, vocals
Band: Paul Harris, keyboards, Jamie Gattie, bass, Jerome Thomas, drums, Harvi Millar, guitar
The Carleton - 8:00 pm
September 5, 2020
Jazz duo with Dilshan Weerasinghe, guitar
Jazz at the Salt Yard - 2:00 pm
TD Halifax Jazz Festival/Develop Nova Scotia
It's was good to see my colleagues performing live around the HRM and other parts of the province this summer. It felt like a corner had been turned towards what we knew in the recent past; such as the having freedom to maintain our livelihoods, congregate and enjoy social interaction in public spaces, not just with our families, but with our friends and neighbours.
While I felt the gap of not performing in the community this past year, it was still my role to provide music therapy support to patients and families at a local hospice. This was, as always, so incredibly meaningful and a privilege. People opened up and shared their journeys with a little encouragement and of course, the musical soundtrack of their lives.
We met together in moments of sound and silence and in that raw, honest space there was no separation as souls met hearts. In the last days and weeks of life as each person had known it, I witnessed directly over and again, the beauty of our complex creation, precious vulnerability and the perfect essence that makes up our shared humanness.