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Chris McKhool and Pied Piper Kidshows
December 22, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ESTFree
JUNO NOM/3X PARENTS CHOICE AWARD WINNER CHRIS MCKHOOL
celebrates the multicultural mosaic with his award-winning young audience show
“CELEBRATE! HOLIDAYS OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE”
SPECIAL GUESTS: Steve Benoit, Ernie & Maryem Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Suba Sankaran, Shannon Thunderbird, Donné Roberts, Kevin Laliberté, Drew Birston
Looking for a way for families and children to celebrate together during a COVID-19 pandemic, Chris McKhool and Pied Piper Kidshows have teamed up to create a fun, safe, interactive show for children of all ages. And best of all, they have made it free for all!
In this online Zoom concert, 4x JUNO Award Nominee and 3x Parents’ Choice Award winner, Chris McKhool, celebrates the holidays with his award-winning multicultural show, “Celebrate! Holidays of the Global Village” on Tues. Dec. 22, 7:00pm EST. This festive event features incredible special guests Steve Benoit, Ernie & Maryem Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Suba Sankaran, Shannon Thunderbird, Donné Roberts, and Kevin Laliberté & Drew Birston (from Sultans of String).
Inspired by travels around the globe, Chris McKhool celebrates the multicultural mosaic of our country with songs about Bodhi Day (Buddhist), Carnival (Quebec), Chanukah, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Halloween, Kwanzaa (Pan-African), Indigenous Traditions, Ramadan and Winter Solstice. Celebrate! is a window into many cultures from around the world and provides young audiences with a glimpse into the different customs, celebrations and festivities enjoyed in Canada. Traditional and original songs by Chris encourage us to share with our neighbours and friends and celebrate together!
Chris McKhool is hailed as a “Children’s musical star” (National Post) and “Canada’s greatest eco-troubadour for young people.” (Mississauga Living Arts Centre) Chris has been delighting audiences with infectious songs and world instruments for over two decades, reaching over 1 million children live in concert. All of Chris’ shows feature original songs from his appearances on Mr. Dressup, YTV’s Treehouse, TVOntario’s Crawlspace and live CBC Television and Radio.
Pied Piper Kidshows (PPKS):
Pied Piper Kidshows (PPKS) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization that began presenting children’s shows in 1979. The mandate of Pied Piper Kidshows is to bring a variety of quality children’s entertainment to our community, as well as making the performing arts accessible to as many community members as possible through low ticket prices. In recent years, PPKS has been growing! With each PPKS performance we coordinate workshops at local schools. Through these workshops and our four performances each season, PPKS reaches over 600 youth annually.
“I was impressed by his musical virtuosity and personal appeal…His songs succeed!”
Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup)
“Many have tried but none have come as close to capturing what it means to truly celebrate multiculturalism as Chris McKhool. The Toronto singer-songwriter epitomizes what many Canadians have come to love about this country.”
Deanne Fisher, City Parent
“A children’s superstar!”
Brent Bambury, CBC Television
“Chris McKhool and the boys are fantastic. They can play my bar mitvah!”
Bob Ezrin, Producer (Pink Floyd, Kiss)