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July 16, 2021


Sarah McLachlan & BUKOLA’s private Interview, Video Part 1, talking about Love, Life, Music & the 

Chronicles of a Teenage Mind


Please enjoy at least as much as we all did speaking with this Canadian icon and just plain wonderful woman.


We are so grateful, Sarah, thank you so much for your generous kindness.


And thank you all, our friends, fans and followers, 

for joining us on this incredible journey. 

May we all be together in Love again soon!

June 25, 2021

BUKOLA’s Chronicles of a Teenage Mind EP RELEASE IS TODAY!!!!


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW


Today's the day!  Bukola's highly anticipated debut EP The Chronicles Of A Teenage Mind is out today on all digital streaming platforms. And to celebrate, she's also releasing a brand new single and video, 'Falling Deeper'. 


Watch video here.

'Falling Deeper'is the 3rd single to be released from Bukola's new EP. The sweet laid back love song hits on that classic R&B sweet spot, while drawing inspiration from one of Bukola's favourite artists.


Available everywhere you get your music TODAY!

June 25, 2021


Today at 12 Noon!  Live Performance with Bukola & Anthony Anderson

on Facebook Live + YouTube



Classic sound in an acoustic live session with Bukola on vocals and Anthony on guitar.  This pairing is nothing short of stellar and a wonderful musical experience!  


Join in free today!

MARCH 19, 2021

BUKOLA’s long awaited Premiere Single Release:  A GOOD THING


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW


BUKOLA’s Debut EP - “Chronicles of a Teenage Mind” begins with her debut single - A GOOD THING!  Written by Chin Injeti, Aaron Ross & Bukola and produced by Grammy award winner Chin Injeti, this song will get you groovin, smilin’, and just enjoyin’ the fun and frolic of a truly great song!  


Available everywhere you get your music March 19, 2021!

AUGUST 14, 2020


TWO NEW RELEASES COMING SOON!


BUKOLA is set to release her Debut EP - “Chronicles of a Teenage Mind”!  This incredible and wildly unique offering is produced by Grammy and Juno Award winning producers Chin Injeti and Benjamin Kaplan.  A blend of R&B, 90’s flare, current soundbytes and a whole lot of deep soul, Bukola is surrounded by some of the finest talent on the west coast and providing her personal melodic views on how it feels to grow up as a young woman of colour.


ZOE ALEXA, following her critically acclaimed debut single LIKE A CHILD, her new song “Say Goodbye” will tear at your heartstrings as you journey along with Zoe on this deeply emotional time, one with which so many of us may relate and share tears,  joy, longing and growth.  Zoe Alexa proves once again that she is an artist to watch, to hear, and to feel, over and over again.

May 28, 2020


ENCORE PERFORMANCE!

Zoe and Mark have been invited to share Peace Blessing at another wonderful event, Chanting & Chocolate!


This Sunday, May 31, 7:30-8:30pm PDT

{on Zoom}


Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81393094814?pwd=cC9iZEVjMG56eHlheXFDa1M2RFkvZz09


Meeting ID: 813 9309 4814   Password: 224513


Our friend and colleague Charles Kaplan shared our song with Rabbi Hannah Dresner, Spiritual Leader for Or Shalom, an inclusive and open-minded/hearted synagogue where emphasis is shared with all life, all colours, shapes and orientations.  Rabbi Hannah, after hearing Peace Blessing, asked if Mark & Zoe would sing for their C&C concert this Sunday.  And of course we said Yes!


Please join us for this very important and worthy cause of helping Abayudaya orphans receive life necessities (food, salt, soap…).  


From Lorne Mallin, the inspiration and creator of C&C: “If you can help, please visit this paypal donation link.   No amount is too small.

May 25, 2020


TONIGHT!

We’re filled with pride and gratitude to have been invited to perform at this  special online event presented by the UBC Vancouver School of Theology:  “Religious, Spiritual, Secular: Living in a Pluralistic Society” On-line Community & Academic Conference


The conference includes 10 different spiritual or religious traditions, culminating in an online concert: Multi-Faith Melodies with Christian, Jewish and Islamic artists, Monday, May 25, 7-8:30pm PT.


Mark and Zoe Fenster will be performing 3 songs (an original from Cantoria 2 ~ PeaceWeaver + 2 special covers you might not want to miss!)


To find out more and RSVP for the free concert, please visit: 

https://vst.edu/inter-religious-studies-program/conference/  

or email: irstudies@vst.edu


Looking forward to “seeing” you tonight! <3

August 11, 2019


As producer of both his new album Grace as well as the soon to be released album Song of The Ancients, it is with great pride and pleasure that we invite you to share in Matthew Kocel’s  heart & sounds in this intimate, soul-warming event.


Having just returned from his North American and European tours, Matthew is excited to connect with you and share his music in a private, relaxed outdoor setting…. my back yard!


We’ll have some chairs, blankets, and space for your own chairs, mats, blankets, etc… (recommended), and we look forward to welcoming you to our garden. It looks like gorgeous summer outdoor concert weather here in Vancouver this Thursday!


Please join us if you can. {Address provided with RSVP - see poster  —> }


Love & Light,

Mark

 

November 27,  2018


An album over 30 years in the making, co-created by so many incredible talents: Orchestral, rock, folk and pop mingling together into the tapestry that is spark.  Music & stories designed to fill our hearts with hope and joy, as we listen together in nature’s brilliance.


I, like you, am simply a part, a  spark in creation.  Together, we are brilliant.


So grateful for the love of my family, the kindness of my fans, for the amazing team of musicians, technicians, creatives of so many talents, and for the ability to share the incredible story — both in song and speech, in hopes of helping us all learn to love one another, live in peaceful harmony and joy.  I do believe it’s possible, and the message is for you, for me, and for us all.


Thank You for sharing the messages - we all win when we love together!


Peace to all

mark

November 26,  2018


The Get inspired Talk I gave in October is LIVE on YouTube right now!!  It’s about the miracle of us, the human angels who made miracles happen, and how we too can be miracle makers in every day life.

My hope is that this message reaches far and wide, and perhaps helps us all move forward toward a new world of Love, Peace and Harmony.


Here’s the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDDriwXS1O


Please watch the video, like it, comment and share - all so that YouTube’s algorhythms can see that there is interest in this vid and rank it high in the search engines.  In this way, many more people will see it, and perhaps we can - together - make a little difference in the world, our world, in a time we can surely use a boost of believable faith.


In Gratitude, Love & Light, always

Mark

October 17,  2018


Life is so ridiculously surprising, don’t you find?!? Over 30 years ago when “colours” was a brand new song, I was lucky to have worked with Claude Laflamme and some pretty amazing musicians. In its early stages, Colours was greeted with many accolades and excitement …. Covering the important subject of racism, it's a story to help us perhaps find our way through an internal struggle to peaceful co-existence.


No one could have foretold that in 2017 Creative BC and The Province of BC would provide us with grants to make the long-awaited album "spark" come to life! The invitation to speak at the inaugural @GetInspiredTalks at the Vancouver Convention Centre this upcoming weekend was a huge surpriseand a seeming act of brilliant serendipity by the Universe … connecting the message in the song to this inspirational talk of my own family story, saved by the Courageous Kindness of strangers.


I’m proud and thankful for the miracle of my family, and for the ability to share the incredible story - both in song and speech - in hopes of helping us all learn to love one another, live in peaceful harmony and joy. I do believe it’s possible, and the message is for you, for me, and for us all.


Welcoming the Vancouver Symphony strings, the amazing Pat Steward (of Bryan Adams Reckless fame!) on drums, Howard Redekopp running rampant, and so many other awesome musicians.... It all comes together into a unique Orchestral Rock Fusion album and the brand-new single, Colours! 🌈


You can hear it now on the spark page



Love & Light,

Mark

September 14, 2018


VANCOUVER GET INSPIRED TALKS

(by the creators of TEDx Stanley Park)


I am honoured to have been selected as one of 10 speakers at Vancouver’s most inspiring event of the year – Vancouver Get Inspired Talks (https://getinspiredtalks.com/) - from the creators of TEDx Stanley Park. 


I’m also very excited, nervous, and crazed about this amazing opportunity!  It’s been an incredible journey of extraordinary experiences, blossoming into a talk I’m privileged to present with this highly professional team!  


One little secret I can share with you now …. I’ll be singing a cappella parts of the song “colours” (from the new concept album “spark”) on stage as part of my talk!


Here’s a 1-minute video that describes my talk and this event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcNYAjWKXoQ


It’s a huge honour for me to be part of this and be able to share my important message with the world, and I’d love it if you could be there.  I’m confident you will too!  Your ticket costs $77.  For this you’ll get a transformative experience featuring 10 high-impact short talks that address diverse issues. You’ll be sitting in the best seats in the house. We’ll get early access to the auditorium. Each ticket comes with a bundle of fun bonuses worth $120. In short, exceptional value! 


You buy your ticket(s) online by clicking this link - https://getinspiredtalks.com/buy-tickets/?keyword=Mark+Fenster It’s important that you use this link to visit the website and buy your ticket(s). When you do, the event organizers know to seat you in my reserved section of premium seats. Please buy your ticket(s) ASAP – they are expected to sell out quickly.  After you have bought your ticket(s), you’ll receive an email with further information. 


Please join me as I use this opportunity to do my part in changing the world. Together we’ll be informed, inspired and activated to move the needle toward a better world.


With Love & Light, 

always

Mark

August 7,  2018


BUKOLA FESTIVAL OPENER @ Coquitlam’s KALEIDOSCOPE


This year’s Kaleidoscope Festival is full energized and set to be one of the best yet!  

Opening the festivities…Bukola! Singing some new originals and incredible covers in a style only she can share.


August 11, 2pm.  Town Centre Park, Coquitlam.  See you there!

March 7, 2018


Autumn Studios’ BUKOLA wins TOP PRIZE

@ Nimbus’ Battle of the Bands 2018


We’ve been working diligently with Bukola over the past few months, and we could not be more proud to share this exciting news!  Bukky won first prize = over $25,000 worth of prizes from Nimbus School of Recording and Media, PLUS Tom Lee Music, etc…


Bukola has been working on some new songs which we’re getting ready to record and we are so very proud and joyful to be working with such a glorious spirit and soul. 

Way to go Bukky!!!

 

She was also featured on CBC News Vancouver - what a beautiful honouring of a special talent!

March 3, 2018


Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus with Belle Voci 

Perform the World Premiere of NEVER JUST A DREAM 

with chorus and orchestral strings (arranged by Paula DeWit!)


Magical, Moving, …a Heavenly Dream Come True!

 February 7, 2018


SILENT NO MORE

Andrea Menard & Robert Walsh


When Andrea called to ask if we could record the background and harmony vocals for this masterpiece, there was no hesitation!  I am so grateful to have played even a small part in this beautiful message - both in music and message.  I fully honour and respect Andrea for her courage, telling the world on stage and in song about her own story and how we can all heal and grow simply by being Silent No More!

Go Andrea Go!  May your beautiful message reach many ears, hearts and minds, and may we never be the same again.  Love and Light takes over for fear, suffering and silence  


Now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon….

February 27, 2018


Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

PLUS

Richmond Chorus and Chilliwack’s Children & Youth Choirs

All perform together in a musical evening not to be missed!


Saturday, March 3, 7:30pm

First Avenue Christian Assembly

Chilliwack, BC


Call 604-795-0521 for tickets

We are so very honoured to have “Never Just a Dream” selected for this unique and very special performance by the CSO&C plus 3 other choruses!  Maestra Paula Dewit was generous enough to compose a string section just for this song and concert.  And we will be there recording the entire concert live and spectacular!


Very Interesting Article on this Concert:

February 20, 2018


ALEXA IN PERFORMANCE @ THE ROXY CABARET - Saturday, Feb 24, 3pm


Surprise Announcement!!!  Alexa received a pretty much last minute invitation to perform her music at the Nimbus School of Recording & Media Battle of the Bands 2018’s final showcase on Feb 24, THIS coming Saturday at 3pm.


Please come and support our fine young artist and enjoy an afternoon of exquisite talent and industry folk!


See you there!!!

November 2, 2017


MATTHEW KOCEL IN CONCERT

This Saturday, November 4, 5:55pm - 11:11pm @ Unity Vancouver


Proud & Grateful to be on stage with Matthew, a treasured local artist and sound healer, for what will be a stellar evening of music, muse and spiritual uplift to bring you back home to your heart.   Matthew and his special guests will be performing his new album “GRACE”, produced & recorded at Autumn Studios.

September 29, 2017


Alexa’s Premiere Single “LIKE A CHILD” is here!!!!!


Like a Child is a song about coming of age, life transitions and discovery beyond childhood.  This modern pop ballad explores a variety of styles and sounds, supporting a truly unique and blissful female vocal filled with sweet, lofty tones and emotional power far beyond what we might expect from a 16 year old!  Inspired by a 1970's style ballad, Like a Child is a modern take on a classic sound.  


Please visit our Music page to listen, view, download and stream …. and thank you for your wonderful support!


See the Video here!

September 1, 2017:


Welcome to a Brand New Season ~ Just 3 weeks until AUTUMN!!!


September Events….


~ Helping and supporting our young artists learn and grow into the dreams of their hearts and lives!  A privilege to share….




BAND-AID @ SURREY CITY HALL ~ Sat, Sept 9, 10am-10pm

2nd Annual YOUTH MUSICIAN DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP


Date:Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time: 10:00am-10:00pm

Location:Surrey City Hall(13450 104 Avenue)

Cost: Free

Register: Call604-501-5566 orregister online with #4547961

Band-Aid is a community-driven, youth-led development day designed forlocal singers, songwriters, solo artists, bands and DJs between 12-22 years of age. Young musicians join music industry mentors for a jam-packed day of workshops. Work, learn and collaborate with fellow musicians and music professionals. The day ends with a jam that goes into the night, and friends and family are welcome.

Register for Band-Aid

Call 604-501-5566 or register onlinewith number 4547961for this free one-day event. All local musicians between the ages of 12-22 years are welcome to attend. Music performance spots at Surrey Youth Fest on Saturday, September 23, 2017 will be offered firstly to those who attend Band-Aid. Space is limited, soregister today!

2017 Workshops

    •    Song Writing with Marlie Collins

    •    Vocal Coaching with Peter Jorgensen

    •    Guitar Clinic with Arthur Smith

    •    How to Be a Great Artist & Business-Person at the Same Time! with Mark Fenster

    •    Introduction to Electronic Music Production with Sean McGowan, Nimbus School of Recording & Media

    •    Live Recording with Nimbus School of Recording & Media

    •    Stage Presence with Speed Control


~ ALEXA’s Premiere Single Release “Like a Child”   coming VERY soon!  Please stay tuned and hear the new Magic!

June 21, 2017:


Happy Summer Solstice Everyone!!!!  Enjoy the warmth and light!



~  Th’Owxiya

 

So Blissed and Blessed to have played a small part in music recording for the new play “Th’Owxiya” by Kwantlen First Peoples’ playwright Joseph A. Dandurand.  Such a beautiful experience to hear and feel his beautiful Spirit!  


    When Marguerite wrote ask if I could record Joseph on his hand drum and vocals, and add to that a classroom full of grade school kids singing background vocals, I couldn’t be more intrigued!  What a treat!


    Thank you Joseph and Marguerite! Can’t wait to see the play this weekend! And thank you Axis Theatre Company for presenting this work!



~ Mark Fenster presents a Mentor Session @ Nimbus School of Recording & Media ~ “How to be an Artist AND Businessperson at the same time!”     Through his decades of work in the business world as well as the musical arts world, Mark has developed a unique perspective on how to bridge the two seemingly disparate, yet necessary,  ways of living and working = Business and Artistry.  There are many connectors and even more common attributes than one might begin to imagine - and most if not all of them are simple truths, to both the heart and the mind.  


It’s a private presentation for Nimbus students, alumni, faculty and staff.  Gratitude to Kristina and everyone at Nimbus!



~ Alexa’s brand new single “Like a Child”… in final production, pre-mix…

    Stay tuned for more as we update progress of this exciting project!

May 10, 2017:

~  The Other Side of Hatred

    Having heard of my recent  family journey to France,  Sheryl MacKay reached out asking if I’d like to come in for another interview, this time about my own family story.  I gratefully accepted, and you can listen to the interview on CBC NXNW  (date tba).


~ Francis Xavier Edwards’ home grown CD “String Poetry” to be featured on CBC across the nation!

    We just received a most heartily enthusiastic response from CBC Music that they love the new work and will be airing these tunes on several network programs across the country.  We couldn’t be more proud and agree more heartily with their well-placed enthusiasm :)


~ “Alexa” is working on her brand new single “Like a Child”… 

    Stay tuned for more as we update progress of this exciting project!

March 25, 2017:

~  A journey to the other side of hatred

    (On a personal note …. March 20th from our Facebook page…)  I’m in France with my beautiful wife and daughter visiting family who hid and saved my mother during the holocaust.  Flowing through Paris, Bois le Roi, Lyon and Montpellier, we have found that the very same lovingkindness that saved my mom and so many others is still here in the children and grandchildren of these magical souls. I cannot describe the depth of love and joy that has been shared, however there are plans to do something in music to try to share these sentiments in the near future.... for many of my French family are amazingly talented musicians!!!!!  More to tell on that soon. In the meantime, yesterday we visited the Maison d'Izieu where my mom and so many other children were cared for and saved by Sabine Zlatin and the Pallarès family. It was emotional, moving and so very loving. The director, knowing that the children of both my mom and the Pallarès family were here, took time on his day off to meet with us and show us around. We are deeply grateful. There is love and there is hope. And with this, I send once again my gratitude to you all. Love, light, peace and hope be with you always and all ways. Mark


    (And today…)   Home. Our flight landed last night ... we ourselves expect to land in a day or so .... bodies the same (sort of ;), souls expanded beyond our simple understanding, gratitude and peace beyond description.... 


~  Mozart Requiem with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

    (with Mark Fenster as Bass Soloist)

    April 7, 7:30pm @ Sts Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove, BC

    April 8, 7:30pm @ First Avenue Christian Assembly, Chilliwack, BC

    Click here for more info and tickets

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