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Cabin Fever: Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Favourite Music
Stephanie Phillips , May 5th, 2021 09:24

Beverly Glenn-Copeland takes Stephanie Phillips through the albums that fuelled his love for music over the years, from the soundtracks to secluded woodland trips to meetings with younger artists inspired by his work and how he found the work of Sting


Shabason, Krgovich & Harris – Philadelphia
I heard about them a month ago, when I was being asked to be a part of a festival. It was the last night of the festival, an online festival that was coming out of Toronto. I was the last performer, and there were two, quote unquote warm up acts. They weren't warm up acts, they were amazing acts. One was a Witch Prophet and the other was Shabason, Krgovich & Harris. I had never heard of them, so I looked them up. I thought okay, at least I know that they existed, but then I heard what they did in the concert before, because it had been pre-recorded, and I just loved it. I went up on whatever that place is where you can listen to a whole bunch of things. Spotify! So, I went up on Spotify, because I had been introduced to Spotify lately [laughs]. For me it's all lately. I have music on Spotify that I listen to so I can dance every day and I found their stuff. One album of theirs called Philadelphia just knocked me out.

First of all, they're incredibly musical. Their music is appeals to me tremendously. It's very sophisticated. Yet it's very simple in certain kinds of ways. It's incredibly tasteful. Some pieces I like more than others, but that's true of any album. But what they were talking about was actually what the epidemic has allowed us to morph into. What Corona was allowing human beings to be able to reach into themselves in a deep way and come up with this compassion for themselves and for others. That's what they're talking about. I just listened to their lyrics and I listened to what they were talking about and I just … it was all coming. It all made sense at all. It just was beautiful music that was incredibly reflective, totally to our current times and our current experience.