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Watch Socalled and Paul Chin in concert

The Canadian musicians will be performing from their homes and you can stream it live on Friday night


Watch two performances by Canadian musicians on April 24—Socalled, as well as Paul Chin —in concert starting at 7 p.m. ET. You can stream the full performances from the comfort of your own home as you self-isolate.

URGNT, a music collective put together by Mark Marczyk of Lemon Bucket Orkestra, is putting on this concert after the global COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of hundreds of concerts, shows and other gatherings across the world. Maclean’s is supporting these concerts, which are presented by The Ashkenaz Festival, TO Live and Unity Charity.

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This concert is part of a series of free, livestreamed musical events over the next few weeks. Watch the last few concerts streamed on Maclean’s: Measha BrueggergosmanMoscow ApartmentThe Holy Gasp, Clamp and Digging Roots.

Bookmark this page and check back, or visit macleans.ca/inconcert to watch Socalled and Paul Chin’s performances on April 24 at 7 p.m. ET. The concert will also be streamed on the Maclean’s Facebook page as well as the Maclean’s YouTube channel.

About the artists

Socalled

Socalled (aka. Josh Dolgin) is a pianist, accordionist, producer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist, and puppet maker based in Montreal. He has lectured and has led master classes in music festivals around the world, from Moscow to Paris, from London to LA, and from Krakow to San Francisco, and has performed on every continent.

The co-presentation of Socalled from the Ashkenaz Festival and TO Live at the Meridian Arts Centre was postponed, so they have teamed up with URGNT to bring an intimate online performance by Socalled from his home.

Have a listen to one of his songs:

Paul Chin

Growing up in the Cayman Islands, importing influence and inspiration from any and everywhere was always ingrained in Paul Chin’s sense of identity. Additionally, the ethos of DIY culture and resourcefulness exemplified by his Chinese-Jamaican immigrant parents are part of what drew him to the resilient philosophy of hip-hop while studying classical and jazz in school and private music lessons. Eventually, his robust musical foundation and scrappy work ethic would meet his insatiable appetite for new and exciting sounds, leading him toward beat-driven electronic music.

His performance is co-presented by Unity Charity.

Have a listen to one of his songs: