In partnership with CBC, the FreeUp! 2021 Emancipation Day Special features a curated line-up of Black, Indigenous and Racialized artists performing in theatres, at historical sites, and iconic Canadian landmarks from coast to coast! Talented emerging artists such as Ontario and Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Randell Adjei and Peace Akintade perform alongside marquee stars like Polaris-prize winner Haviah Mighty, and celebrated mono dramatist d’bi.young.
The themes for this year are land, connection, harmony, and freedom. Our artists will meditate on the phrase, to live in your truth when preparing their creative offering.
From high-energy musical acts, intimate dance performances, thought-provoking spoken word and theatrical showcases – our artists are taking to indoor and outdoor venues, including theatre houses, historical sites, and iconic Canadian landmarks across the country — all to celebrate FREEDOM!