North Shore Jazz Series: Charly Lowry
Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Charly Lowry, a musical powerhouse from Pembroke, NC, is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee/Tuscarora Tribes. Charly has established a career as a professional singer-songwriter with a unique passion and voice since she was a teenager. Lowry has enjoyed success as a semi-finalist on American Idol, while maintaining close ties to her Native American roots and culture.
Charly is passionate about raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped and underserved communities. Among her community, Native women are traditionally barred from the hand-drum, singing behind the men’s drum and/or dancing instead. Lowry defies that norm, following in the footsteps of her mentor and heir to the Tuscarora Indian Nation, Pura Fé. With songs, hand drum, and guitar, Charly serves as a voice for her ancestors as well as the youth of today and remains committed to music that honors roots but lives vibrantly in the here and now.
Watch Charly perform here.
Presented in partnership with Capilano University and the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival as part of the North Shore Jazz Series.
This concert is made possible thanks to a generous bequest in support of music at the Library from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
- Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Seating is general admission.
- Masks are recommended. Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask may choose to do so and that choice is respected.
- Per Public Health updates, proof of vaccination is no longer required.
- Audience seating in our Main Hall is unique. If you require assistance with a mobility aide, please email Taren Urquhart at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss seating arrangements for this event.
Stay home if you are feeling sick. Please use the hand sanitizer provided when you arrive. As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, this program may be modified or cancelled.