Bram Morrison in Concert
By Myra Novogrodsky
Are you one of the many people with fond memories of the hootenannies of the 1960′s? Was it really a half century ago that we joined hands and bellowed out “Blowing in the Wind”? Would you like to have this experience again in San Miguel de Allende?
Bram Morrison in Concert
Mon, Feb 23, 5pm
Teatro Santa Ana
We are lucky to have our own icon of the folk generation, Bram Morrison, who is a part-time resident of San Miguel. Along with colleagues Sharon Hampson and Lois Lilienstein, Bram was part of the famous trio Sharon, Lois, and Bram, which specialized in music for children.
Their international success earned them an invitation by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary to the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in 1994. Back home in Canada, they were awarded the Order of Canada in 2002, the highest civilian honor, for their contributions to quality entertainment and music for children. Just last year, the Sharon, Lois, and Bram Playground opened in Toronto.
Bram, a member of Amistad Canada, is thrilled to use his talent to raise needed funds for Amistad’s projects at La Biblioteca and at CASA (Centro Para Los Adolescentes De San Miguel de Allende). Amistad Canada is a registered Canadian charity that works with local Mexican NGOs on social and educational projects in San Miguel de Allende. The project at La Biblioteca awards educational scholarships to Mexican students and also buys books for La Biblioteca. Amistad’s CASA projects support salaries for staff at the Midwifery Hospital, the Antiviolence Project, and the CASA Libraries. Last winter, guitar in hand, Bram visited the Amistad Canada Library, one of 17 rural, school-based libraries of CASA, and sang songs in Spanish with the children. The response of the children to “Pio, Pio, Pio” indicated that Bram is still making magic with the little ones.
Adults will have the chance to hear Bram at two benefit concerts at the Teatro Santa Ana in La Biblioteca on Monday, February 23, at 5pm, and Monday, March 9, at 5pm. He will perform some songs on his own and invite the audience to sing along with others. Bram’s 2013 and 2014 concerts sold out and many disappointed patrons were turned away. One resident last year said she walked in and floated out of Bram’s concert. Reserved seat tickets cost 200 pesos and are now available at the box office of Teatro Santa Ana, Reloj, 50 A.