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Local R&B Artist Releasing New Album

September 4, 2009 6:45 AM | Entertainment

Ingrid D. JohnsonA Winnipeg musician who was the victim of sexual abuse is facing the issue head on as she prepares to release her new album next Saturday, September 12.

Ingrid D. Johnson is set to unveil her much anticipated compilation CD — “Wounded Soul” Volumes One and Two. The CD release party will also include some of the city’s most vibrant musicians.

A portion of the proceeds from each CD sold will go to The Laurel Centre, which counsels women survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

The event will take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and will also feature live performances showcasing various accomplished musicians, innovative dancers and unique fashion displays. Also making an appearance will be Johnson’s band, The Funky Fresh Crew.

Johnson considers herself a “voice for the voiceless” and uses her music and poetry to inspire survivors to overcome sexual abuse.

Tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door. Admission includes a signed CD, raffle draw and appetizers. The release party runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Advance tickets are available at McNally Robinson (Grant Park, Polo Park), Shout (202-99 Osborne) and Hush (203-99 Osborne).