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Occurs on Saturday October 15 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes

× Adult: $25 NEW! 30 Years & Under: $21.25

Ages 13 +

This show is part of the CAPITOL SEASON.

Tickets can be purchased here for the price listed above or bundled as part of a FULL SEASON PASS (14 shows - 15% savings) or HALF SEASON PASS (min. 5 shows - 10% savings) by calling the box office at (250) 352-6363.

Shayna Jones is an award winning professional performance artist specializing in the Traditional Oral Storytelling of African and African Diasporic folklore. As a trained actor, singer, and dancer, Shayna brings to life each tale with full embodiment, filling an entire stage with vocal and physical lyricism. Inspired by traditional West African oral culture and dance, alongside Contemporary and Modern dance styles, Shayna Jones is a force on stage. Learn more about her work and passion for embodied folklore at her website

Grandmama Speak is a kaleidoscope of Afro-centric folklore and fact, old wives tales and history. With song, rhythm and fine movement infused throughout the telling, Shayna mesmerizes her listeners with tale upon interlocking tale pieced together from the diverse traditions of the African Diaspora. Love and loss, pride and pain, hambones and redfish take center stage in a show packed with bold vocal and physical dynamism. Listeners will be left laughing, sighing, and lingering over the age-old wisdom of Grandmama Speak. Ages 13 +

COVID Protocols: Show dates, times, and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders. At this time, masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required. Ticket-holders will be informed by email of any changes to these protocols.

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