2018 West Vancouver Arts Award recipient Karen Fowlie appeared as a special guest on Eileen Fong's TV Talk Show "Leisure Talk". The footage will be posted to Youtube September 9, 2019.
"It's my wish for people of all ethnicities to share the same spaces and events especially when we live in the same community", says Fowlie. "Music is the way to bring people together".
The broadcast follows on the heels of single Fowlie released in Chinese (Mandarin) June 1, 2019.
“I don’t speak Mandarin,” says Fowlie, “so I learned Mandarin phonetically for the recording to communicate with the Chinese people in my community.”
“There are many new Canadians who stay in their homes raising children while their husbands return to China to earn the family income”, Karen says. “I feel that ‘The Moon Represents My Heart’ is a song which carries the promise of love’s return.”
Sometimes newcomers lack a local family network and support system. Isolation and culture shock can settle in.
“Being a single mom, my heart goes out to women in that situation. I want to welcome them and help them to be involved in local community events.”
Fairchild TV, of Fairchild Media Group, featured a performance by Fowlie at their Chinese New Year Celebration in Richmond.
“When I performed at the Chinese New Year celebration, the event organizers referred to me as their ‘honoured guest’. I was involved in a colourful, celebratory Chinese event and I am thankful.”
“To me, inclusion is what being Canadian is all about.”
“The Moon Represents My Heart” features Karen’s vocals, keyboards of Mike K. Hurst and bass of Terri Breeze.
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