The Centre for Sound Communities Blog

2021 – Chapter Published in Study of Congregational Music

April 8, 2021
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Article Published in Yearbook for Traditional Music 2020

April 8, 2021
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Press Release: CSC Contributes to Unique Book on Music Education

April 8, 2021
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‘Bala’ Album Release/Virtual Concert March 2021

April 8, 2021
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‘Bala’ by Lassana Diabaté: Album Review

March 18, 2021
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‘Bala’ Album & Virtual Concert: Find out more

March 17, 2021

March 13, 2021 marked a watershed moment for global connection as internationally acclaimed virtuoso balafón musician Fodé Lassana Diabaté prémièred Bala — a unique CD recorded at The Centre for Sound Communities, Cape Breton University — in a virtual concert from Mali, West Africa. The Grammy-nominated musician/composer/culture-bearer and descendant of a griot family of balafón…

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Songs, Stories, and Sacred Fire: Ktapekiaqnn, Atukwaqnn, aqq Kepme’k Pukto

November 18, 2019
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

October 12, 2019

Post written by Michelle MacQueen Today was our final day of the Colloquium. We drove back to the Centre for Sound Communities from Chéticamp for our last presentation. Our final Keynote presenter was Dr. Christina Leza. She is a cultural and linguistic anthropologist whose research interests include indigenous peoples of the Americas, discourse and identity,…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

Post written by Michelle MacQueen Today, we started our own migrations across Cape Breton Island.     First, we stopped at the Highland Village in Iona. We were able to learn about some of the history and cultural practices of Gaels on the Island. We learned a few Gaelic songs and sang them together while…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

Post written by Michelle MacQueen We started the second day of the Colloquium with a pair of presentations under the theme Alliances, Networks, Cosmopolitanism: Haitian Transnation and the Black Pacific. We heard first from Dr. Gage Averill. Gage is a renowned ethnomusicologist with an over-30-year history of research into Haitian popular music. He produced an award-winning…

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