Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String: Walking Through the Fire – CD Release Extravaganza
October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$34.50 – $59.50
This special performance presented by the Burlington Performing Arts Centre brings the magic of collaboration to the stage, with award-winning First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists from across Turtle Island joined by Billboard charting/6x CFMA winners Sultans of String!
From Métis fiddling to an East Coast Kitchen Party, rumba to rock, to the drumming of the Pacific Northwest, experience the beauty and diversity of music from Turtle Island with Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, Ojibwe/Finnish Singer-Songwriter Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), Coast Ts’msyen Singer-Songwriter Shannon Thunderbird, as well as virtual guests joining in on the big screen, including Dr. Duke Redbird, the Northern Cree pow wow group, and more!
The songs beautifully reveal the depths of contemporary Indigenous experiences and music, expressed in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and Final Report that call for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to work together as an opportunity to show a path forward.
“The very fact that you’re doing this tells me that you believe in the validity of our language, you believe in the validity of our art and our music, and that you want to help to bring it out. And that’s really what’s important, is for people to have faith that we can do this.”
– Honourable Murray Sinclair – Ojibwe Elder – former chair of the TRC
“We are opening doors for each other, as Indigenous peoples, as settler peoples. This project is about creating more connections through being a conduit, and creating more spaces to learn from each other.”
– Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, violist, Métis Fiddler Quartet