CD Launch Party for Lennie’s NEW Album, Time Travel, at the Marquee in Halifax November 25
NEW single, Lennie Gallant with Black Umfolosi “Christmas Day on Planet Earth”
It’s interesting what can happen when you open up to the universe and just say yes to what comes your way. Last July award winning Canadian songwriter Lennie Gallant’s friend Bob Jensen, who is an agent for African band, Black Umfolosi mentioned to Lennie that the group was passing through PEI and were looking for a place to stay for a couple days. When he asked Lennie if he could help he said he’d fix them up. Bob suggested that as thanks perhaps they could sing a song with him. Lennie thought a Christmas song would be the way to go, and so, in mid-July wrote “Christmas Day on Planet Earth” with the singers in mind.
The song uses the Christmas nativity story of the desperate couple looking for lodging for their baby to be born, set against the present day situation of refugees and homeless people in need of shelter. “Christmas is a time for giving and opening hearts, and that should be what the day is all about,” says Gallant. They recorded it and made a video for it all in one day on PEI. The song celebrates the joy that can be found at Christmas if we think more about giving than receiving in a world of need.
Gallant is well known across Canada as a prolific songwriter and has a brand new album out called Time Travel. He is a member of The Order Of Canada, received The Red Cross Humanitarian Award for PEI, and has even had his music taken to the International Space Station. Black Umfolosi is a world famous acappella and dance group from Zimbabwe. Their performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance thrilling audiences worldwide and they address various issues affecting society today.
Track: Christmas Day on Planet Earth
Artist: Lennie Gallant
Written, composed, and produced by: Lennie Gallant
Contributing artist: Black Umfolosi
Genre: Folk / Roots
CanCon: 100 percent
Recorded and mixed by Colin Buchanan
Recorded at Dave Brosha Photography Studios
Mixed at The Hill Sound Studio, Charlottetown, PEI
Mastered by J. LaPointe
Holiday Season East Coast Tour dates:
Nov 24 - Tatamagouche, NS, Lennie Gallant Time Travel CD Launch* @ The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre
Nov 25 - Halifax, Time Travel CD Launch* @ The Marquee
*shows in November are CD release shows (not Christmas shows), December shows are Christmas themed.
Dec 4 - Summerside, PEI, The Spirit of Christmas with Lennie Gallant & Fandango Chorale Ensemble @ College of Piping
Dec 7 - Moncton, NB, The Innkeeper’s Christmas Concert @ Aberdeen Cultural Centre
Dec 9 - Wolfville, NS, Christmas with Friends @ University Hall, Acadia
Dec 14 - Charlottetown, PEI, The Innkeeper’s Christmas Concert @ Trinity United Church
Press Kit: https://lenniegallant.com/epk/