Arts Weekend Video

Weekend video: The Legacy of Four the Moment

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – The a capella quartet Four the Moment made its first public appearance at a rally against the Ku Klux Klan establishing a presence in Halifax in 1981.

Things clicked among singers Delvina and Kim Bernard, Jackie Barkley, and Deanna Sparks, and although membership of the band changed over the years, the group continued to appear at rallies, women’s events, and Black culture celebrations in Nova Scotia.

As the group became better known they appeared at festivals all across Canada. Songs remained fearlessly political throughout the quartet’s decade-long career. The group also made an excellent record in 1987.

This weekend’s video features an interview with Delvina Bernard, one of the constants during the band’s existence. The video is produced by Zamani Millar.

Just in case you’re hungry for more, here are two songs by Four the Moment, from the Rocky Jones tribute concert at the Rebecca Cohn on October 27, 2013.

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