ACTIVISM

Activism has always been a part of Robert's life - musical or otherwise. As well as being a full-time musician does what he can to lend my voice - musical or otherwise - to issues of social justice and environmental protection.

JOSE FIGUEORA

 

For many years Robert has been involved in solidarity work with the people of El Salvador, and other South American and Central American countries.The victims of the "forgotten war" in El Salvador in the 70's and 80's and it's aftermath is a particular focus for Robert.

He is happy to report that after a long battle his friend Jose Figueroa has been granted his freedom (and has also been granted permanent residency) after being forced into sanctuary for over two years. Robert is still fighting for Jose to officially clear his name of any terrorism charges.

A song Robert wrote in support of Jose called "YOU ARE WELCOME HERE" is available to download. All proceeds from the download go to the "We are Jose" campaign - to raise funds to help pay for the legal defence of Jose  - a Salvadoran refugee facing deportation from Canada for his non-violent opposition to the right-wing military dictatorship in EL Salvador in the 1980s. Jose was forced into sanctuary in a Langley, B.C. church in an effort to avoid deportation. This is a cause very dear to Robert's heart and he would love your support.

You can download the song here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertgraham3

A video for the song - made by Jose himself can be seen here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CRlb3I9jRc

"It Could Be You"

In 2016, together with my Toronto band "The Fairest and Best", Robert released a single and video called "It Could Be You".  All proceeds from the sale of the song went to the International Red Cross for their work with refugees worldwide. The song is a call for empathy for refugees - whose numbers are climbing daily.

You can find hear the fascinating story about how the song came about here: https://www.thefairestandbest.com/it-could-be-you-the-single 

You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0b2jR1eqHk

Before leaving Toronto Robert did an interview with Girth Radio about the song. The interview featured three acoustic songs and an interview about the meaning behind the "It Could Be You" - which covers his feelings on the issue of refugees and their treatment: 

http://girthradio.com/podcast/in-session-with-girth-robert-graham/

 

 

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Upcoming EVENTS

Previous events

Feb1

"Welcome Back" Concert - featuring Robert and Scarlett Graham with special guests "The Alfalfa Males"!

Ecoburbia, 16 Livingtone Street, Beaconsfield

I am thrilled about this show for so many reasons: thrilled to be doing my first show back in my new (old) home of Fremantle. Thrilled to be performing with my daughter Scarlett. Thrilled to be performing at my sister's venue "Ecoburbia". And thrilled to being sharing the stage with my brother-in-law's band "The Alfalfa Males"! What could be better than that?

Nov3

The Fairest and Best LIVE!

C'est what?, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, ON

Come and see us - you won't regret it!

no cover

Oct6

"The Recaps" present "The Way We Were" - Great Female Artists of the 70's"

C'est what?, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, ON

"The Recaps" return - featuring myself and Barb Scheffler!

 

 

Oct5

Solo show

Ace's Place, Guildwood Parkway, Guildwood

It will be great to be back performing at Aces's Place!

Sep28

Putting the "Fun" back into "Fundraiser"!

Malvern Emmanuel United Church, 25 Sewells Road, Scarborough, ON

Come and check the band out and a bunch of other great acts!

Sep10

"The Recaps" present "The Way We Were" - Great Female Artists of the 70's"

Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto

Excited to announce a brand new duo - myself and Barb Scheffler are "The Recaps" and this is our first show!

 

 

Sep8

The Fairest and Best at C'est What

C'est what?, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, ON

Another fun and musical night at C'est What....

Sep7

Broadway Concert Series

Lyric Theatre, 5040 Yonge Street North York, Toronto

The Broadway Concert Series continues - featuring the amazing music of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon - with myself on piano! Featured performers include David Silveste, George Masswohl, Jeff Madden, Ma-Anne Dionisio, and Cailin Stadynk!

 

Aug12

Music Theatre Creation Lab

Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts, 730 Bathurst Street, Toronto

I am back working in the Randolph Kids Program doing our "Write-Your-Own-Musical" series! 

Jun2

Resa's Pieces Singers 2019 Gala

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder Street, Toronto

Another wonderful Gala featuring my fantastic Resa's Pieces Singers........a  great mix of choral music on show!

 

 

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