Sat, May 13|
Sport Chek court
London Arts Live at White Oaks Mall with Lucas Tensen and Mary Ashton
Spring Live Music performed by local artists in the Sport Chek court, Saturday from 12:30-3:00pm
Time and Location
May 13, 2023, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sport Chek court, 1105 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6E 1V4, Canada
About the Event
Lucas Tensen uses his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, instrument maker, vocalist and songwriter to facilitate interactive community events, performances and workshops. After years of classical training as a cellist, Lucas travelled to Senegal in 2008 to learn the kora. Using gourds and wooden salad bowls as resonators, Lucas now makes koras of various shapes and sizes. He also plays the Japanese shakuhachi flute, the rav drum (an instrument similar to the hang drum) and vintage aluminum pots transformed into singing bowls. In 2021, he self-published an illustrated book called 'Earth Anthems: A Songbook for Sharing Gratitude', which includes a 16 track recording and several YouTube lyric videos featuring adult vocalists and a children's chorus.
A violinist, a fiddler......it depends on the day, season, venue, or fellow musicians, Mary Ashton just loves to make music with her violin. Hornpipes, jigs or reels aplenty, a dash of Greek or Arabic song and some soulful renditions of classics like "Summertime, all spring from her violin with energy and joy.