Vancouver’s Urban Republic brings multilingual music to the city’s public gathering spaces

Vancouver’s Urban Republic uses the tools of art and design to cultivate a sense of place and opportunities for social engagement, creating projects that operate at the intersection of art, architecture and urbanism. They are open to collaboration with artists, designers, communities and cultural institutions.

This month, Urban Republic invites you to sing and share a tune through their Sing! Karaoke Kiosk, which will be unveiled in three successive Sundays in Vancouver’s popular urban gathering spaces.

Sing! Karaoke Kiosk celebrates and shares the multi-lingual pop cultures of Vancouver. Come sing and hear what grooves in English, Mandarin, French, Hindi, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese and Fillipino. Select a song from their songbook, then take the stage, and sing solo or with your friends. The Karaoke Kiosk is free and open to all. Share your Sing! videos, pics, and experience. Twitter and Video Tag: #urSing

The schedule is as follows:

* Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on the 700 block of Granville Street at Georgia Street

* Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in Robson Square, Robson Street at Hornby Street

* Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in Library Square, Robson Street at Homer Street

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