Pop-up performance with Khari Wendell Mcclelland (on campus)

Thursday September 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Khari Wendell McClelland in the UBC Rose Garden for a cozy early fall performance. This event takes place outside rain or shine.

Khari’s performance  is open to the UBC community. If you’d like to bring a friend, please do!

Performer Biography

Khari Wendell McClelland is a diversely talented and ever-evolving artist. Originally from Detroit, Khari has become a darling on the Canadian music scene with reviewers lauding his performances as a clever mix of soul and gospel. Khari’s songwriting crosses genres and generations, joyfully invoking the spirit of his ancestors who straddled the US-Canadian border in efforts to escape slavery and discrimination.  His music draws from this rich history, integrating the rhythms and folklore of early African-Americans with contemporary sounds and stories of struggle. Recently, Khari received critical acclaim for his Freedom Singer project, recreating the music fugitive slaves carried on their journey north into Canada. Khari also performs with the Roots Gospel group The Sojourners. Whether on stage or in the studio, Khari’s passion for community, equality and justice is palpable, as is his belief in the redemptive power of music.

Visiting Writers Program

The School of Creative Writing’s Visiting Writers Program provides an opportunity for our students, alumni and faculty to connect with insightful writers in small group settings. We encourage everyone in Creative Writing to take advantage of this opportunity – it’s a unique benefit of being involved in the School.

These events are open to all Creative Writing students, alumni and faculty. If you’d like to bring a friend, please do! Registration is not required to attend our public events.