Beyond the Beat Music Series

Join us for performances of music that has inspired social and political change

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Event series details

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

March 15, April 5, May 24, June 28, August 2 and September 20, 2024

Music is a powerful force for change. Join us as we fill the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with inspiring concerts and uplifting performances.

Ticket holders will have access to our new blockbuster exhibition: Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change.

Our concert series schedule will be as follows: 

August 2, 2024 – Shad in Concert

Join us for a high‐energy concert by award‐winning hip‐hop artist, emcee and Netflix original docuseries host Shad Kadrango (better known as Shad or Shad K). This show is presented by Black History Manitoba and Manitoba Music, as part of the Beyond the Beat Music Series and in recognition of Emancipation Day.

What’s coming next

Future performances in the Beyond the Beat Music Series will celebrate Canada’s incredibly diverse culture as reflected in its music. 

More information and tickets will be available soon for these events:

  • September 20, 2024 – DJ Shub presents War Club Live

Past Events

June 28, 2024 – Ariane Moffatt in Concert 

Join us for a magical night of French‐language performances in this Beyond the Beat Music Series event. A solo performance by headliner Ariane Moffatt, an award‐winning and multitalented artist from Quebec, will be preceded by opener Franco‐Manitoban Sala. View event details

May 24, 2024 — Celebrating Pride: Kendall Gender presents KENAISSANCE

Join performer, host, model and 2SLGBTQI+ activist Kendall Gender for this Beyond the Beat Music Series event. View event details

March 15, 2024: Celebrating Joni Mitchell, The Clash and Alanis Morissette

Three talented local artists brought to life the music of artists featured in our new blockbuster exhibition Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change. View event details

April 5, 2024: Sarah Harmer in Concert in partnership with the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Sarah Harmer and Andrina Turenne performed as part of the Beyond the Beat Music Series. View event details

Dive Deeper

Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change

February to September 2024

Music can be a powerful force for social and political change. Explore stories of artists who have used their voices and platforms to advance causes and advocate for change.

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