If you missed Zorras tonight at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, you missed a real treat.
I was excited to see Sandra again – it’s been 4 years since she moved to Edinburgh – but more than a In Other Words (CKLN) host reunion, it was a magical experience in sound and lyrics.
Sandra, as many of you know, is a gifted writer, poet, and spoken word artist. Toronto’s loss is Edinburgh’s gain. And she has teamed up with Y to create Zorras. In their words: poetry-music-video-weirdness-fusion. with megaphones. The weird is a good weird…the kind that makes you go hmm….and wish you knew more about the things they write and sing and speak about.
I was particularly curious about the megaphones (TWB isn’t that big). Turns out it’s very effective. And not very loud! Sandra’s words are just as powerful, just as thought-provoking and real as they have always been. Maybe moreso. Y adds the instruments (guitar and a type of percussion instrument from Peru that I can’t recall the name of) and an incredible singing voice. Together, their work is like a dialogue of sound, rhythm and music…and it’s extraordinary.
It’s hard to explain, but as soon as the video is up on the facingout.ca website Library page, you can check it out there.
In the meantime, you can find them on the web, and check them out when they come back to Toronto at the beginning of October at the Art Bar (and another venue I forget the name of at the moment) before they head back to Scotland.
Thanks Sandra and Y. It was great to see you! Come back soon.