Indigenous musicians, Ottawa high school choirs join voices











From CBC News


Indigenous musicians, Ottawa high school choirs join voices

Songs from Turtle Island will see 200 local students perform Indigenous music

(Note: the performance was held on April 27, 2017)

Choirs from six Ottawa high schools will come together with Indigenous musicians Thursday night for a special performance of songs from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures.

Approximately 200 student singers will join the Bear Nation Drum Group, hoop dancer Theland Kicknosway, Inuit throat singers Samantha Metcalfe and Cailyn Degrandpre, and other performers for Songs from Turtle Island — a wide-ranging display of music from Indigenous communities.

The performance is being held at Paroisse Saint-Francois d'Assise in Hintonburg. 

"It's sort of a combination of classical choir stuff, as well as First Nations people doing their own traditional performances and telling us about them," said Nepean High School music teacher Lee Carter, who helped organize the event.

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