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Soldier to share Rwanda experiences through song, stories and photos

PHOTO COURTESY TIM ISBERG
Singer-songwriter Tim Isberg brings his show ‘25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda’ to the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod on Saturday, May 4.

Former local soldier Tim Isberg is coming to the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. for a special night of stories, music and photos as he shares a very personal account of his experiences in Rwanda.
25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Solider in Rwanda tells the story of Isberg’s year as a UN military observer during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Isberg served for 35 years in the Canadian Army, experiencing personal challenges while deployed amid the best and worst humanity has to offer.
Isberg was deployed for a one-year mission to Rwanda in 1994, his first tour of duty that changed his life forever.
In 2019, the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is marked.
Originally from the Fort Macleod area, Isberg is now a Central Alberta-based singer-songwriter who has entertained audiences in many corners of Europe, Africa, and Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East.
Many of his songs stem from these life adventures. In his years abroad, Isberg was a favourite on folk club circuits and in group performances for deployed military and civilian personnel.
An international tour in spring 2016 followed Isberg’s 2015 album Tears Along the Road.
Recorded with Grammy-nominee and Juno Award celebrated producer-engineer Miles Wilkinson, the album was selected by Music Canada in the Top 25 Favourite Albums of 2015.
Isberg’s latest album Running on the Edge also recorded with Wilkinson at the helm, was released in February 2019.
His song Devil on Your Back was a past finalist in the Best Song of Alberta for the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Isberg brings well crafted songs to the stage along with a unique and endearing array of life experiences.
With a genuine sincerity and sense of humour carefully woven through stories and songs, it is Isberg’s live show where he shines.
Isberg’s show 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Solider in Rwanda will feature photographs, stories and live music.
Isberg wrote about his experiences in Rwanda in a chapter in the 2017 book Everyday Heroes, which became a national best seller.

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