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UPDATE: Mark Berube to perform at ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ on June 1 in Vancouver

Montreal singer-songwriter Mark Berube will perform at the Friday night public forum for ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ on Friday June 1 in Vancouver.

In March 2011, Toronto’s Now Magazine commented, “The tender, introspective tunes that Montreal chamber-folk singer/songwriter Mark Berube pens wouldn’t normally be described as ‘funky’. But that’s exactly what he pulled off with his Afrobeat-inspired single My Me Lady from his new album, June In Siberia. With an urgent groove reminiscent of Nina Simone’s See-Line Woman, the song takes his folk sound in a brand new direction yet still fits nicely into the album.”

Edmonton’s YEG Live notes, “Berube spent his childhood in the small African country of Swaziland in the 80’s where his father worked. They lived hours away from neighbouring South Africa under the grip of apartheid. As well, he witnessed the affluence of Swaziland’s king and how he presided unfairly over its people. These experiences have certainly informed Berube’s music without being pedantic.”

To visit Berube’s website, please go to http://www.markberube.com/site/. To see the video ‘Tailored to Fit’ by Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJLPlnUQprM. Berube will return to Vancouver on July 14-15 to perform at the Vancouver Folk Festival.

To learn more about the ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ program for the evening of Friday June 1, go to http://canadians.org/water/issues/mining/shoutout/forum.html. To register for ‘Shout Out’ go to http://canadians.org/shoutout.