A New Safe Space
Anna will perform at the opening of Toby's Place, A New Safe Space for LGBTQ+ Youth Serving South West Scarborough on Monday September 25th! The launch party begins at 3:30 pm, and Anna will perform at 7 pm.
"I Am Who I Am" on Top 50
"I Am Who I Am" is on The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Canada Song Chart for the week of August 12th!
Anna on the Pride Playlist
The Rockin' Blues Show has "I Am Who I Am" on their Pride playlist this week for Episode #310! Rebroadcasts will be Sun. 6-8PM at CJMP 90.1-FM Powell River, Thurs. 7-9AM at CJSF 90.1-FM Vancouver, Fri. 9-11PM Eastern at Blues & Roots Radio & 95.7 The Wolf Fredericton, NB, 5-7PM Sunday, and Noon-2PM Saturday.
Innis College Performance
Anna and Bryn Scott-Grimes will perform at the Vladimir House Reunion for Innis College (University of Toronto) alumni on Sunday August 27!
Girls Rock Camp Toronto
Anna will once again work at Girls Rock Camp Toronto this summer! July camp happens the week of July 17-22 at The Tranzac, and August camp takes place at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts during the weeks of August 14-18 and 21-25.
"I Am Who I Am" Performance
Anna will celebrate Pride Weekend by performing her classic LGBTQ anthem "I Am Who I Am" at the final Palmerston Library salon on Saturday June 24th!
Anna on Outrageous Harmonies
Anna's music has been added to Anita Gibbons' new show Outrageous Harmonies on 3mFM in Australia!
"Empire" on YouTube
The video for Anna's and Tom Hamilton's performance of "Empire" on May 27th is now up on YouTube.
Vote for "Another Way Out" at the Audience Awards' 2017 LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival!
"Another Way Out" the video is competing in Audience Awards' 2017 LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival! From the first round, the top three audience-voted and the top three in-house jury-selected entries will move on to the finals round to be judged by an esteemed panel of industry jurors. Along with prizes, the top three final jury winners will screen at the 2018 Audience Awards Film Festival and compete there for the audience award. VOTING OPENS Jun 20, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver), VOTING CLOSES Jun 27, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver), and WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED Jul 06, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver). View "Another Way Out" at https://theaudienceawards.com/
Performance at the Toronto Cold Reads Season Finale
Anna performed at the Toronto Cold Reads Season Finale on Sunday May 28th! She read the part of keyboard player Sam in Jarrett Rusnak's script "The Band", and also performed "The Weight" with the other musician/script readers.
May 3, 2017 - For Immediate Release
Anna Gutmanis and Ban-Anna Records are thrilled to announce the re-release of her 1984 classic tune Empire. The song will be released via Tunecore on Saturday May 27th. Celebrating the first day of Ramadan as an ally to the Muslim community, Anna will be performing at a Toronto benefit at Palmerston Library for the work that Doctors Without Borders does on behalf of refugees.
Anna believes that the time has come for people around the globe to hear Empire. In 1984, she cut a 2-song demo with L'Étranger, a prominent Toronto-based band. The songs received airplay on Ontario college radio stations, with Empire, a song decrying racism and sexism, charting at several stations.
The message of Empire is more needed at the present time than it was in 1984. With a current U.S. government that is trying to turn back the clock on civil rights, Indigenous rights, women's rights, and the rights of LGBTQ persons, Anna believes that the digital release of her song will help add perspective to the discussion on what should be basic human rights.
To that end, she has also made an accompanying video for Empire, which will be released via her website and YouTube on May 27th. The video contains stills of Anna performing around 1984, her self-designed concert posters at that time, posters for feminist events at which she performed, and photos she took last year at Black Lives Matter, INAC Ground Zero, and post-Orlando events in Toronto. The message of the video is one of hope. Anna believes that social justice will prevail and that there is a critical mass of people around the globe who know that we cannot turn back the clock on human rights.
Performance May 27th!
Anna will feature at the Poetry and Music Salon at Palmerston Public Library in Toronto on Saturday May 27th. The event takes place on the first day of Ramadan, and Anna will dedicate her performance to folks around the world who are impacted by Islamophobia.
Performance March 25th!
Anna will feature at the Poetry and Music Salon at Palmerston Public Library in Toronto on Saturday March 25th! Accompanying Anna will be Dr. Tom Hamilton and Bryn Scott-Grimes.