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Sunday, October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Post written by Michelle MacQueen To start off the series of events for the Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter Colloquium, we had a concert at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whitney Pier. The concert featured on one of the world’s premier players of the bandura (Ukrainian lute-harp), Julian Kytasty. A singer,…

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Songs and Stories: ICTM Colloquium

September 24, 2019

Songs and Stories: ICTM Colloquium A colloquium for the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) will be hosted by Centre for Sound Communities, Cape Breton University, October 6-12, 2019. This colloquium follows the theme “Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter.” 18 international scholars are invited to share their research on this theme and to…

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The Kun’tewiktuk Project

July 5, 2019

In the 2019 Indigenous theatre research-creation project, Kun’tewiktuk, facilitated in partnership with The Centre for Sound Communities, Membertou First Nation collaborative researchers investigated personal experiences, histories and legacies of migration and encounter in Cape Breton through a theatrical production and film presentation. Subsequent publications in 2020 further explored the significance of the 1916 forced relocation…

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Songs and Stories in Celebration of the International Decade for People of African Descent

March 28, 2019

Fodé Lassana Diabaté is a virtuoso balafon (22-key xylophone) player from Mali. Thanks to Support for Culture and Cape Breton University (CBU), Lassana will be visiting Cape Breton Island in April for a series of public performances, school visits, and studio recording sessions. The public is invited to join Lassana on April 2, at Halifax…

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Digital Humanities Workshop

April 11, 2018

Digital Humanities Workshop May 1 -2 Experts from ACENET and the CBU Library are leading this free, two day event. Nutrition breaks and lunches are provided. The following topics will be offered: Is Advanced Computing for Me? Research Data Management and Cloud Powering Digital Humanities Research Please email sound_communities@cbu.ca for more information. To register, see information…

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Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter: Session 3

January 17, 2018

Session 3: Duration: 6 weeks on Mondays Time: 6:30 – 8:30PM Start Date: January 29, 2018 End Date: March 5, 2018 Price: FREE Facilitators: Facilitated by Dr. Marcia Ostashewski and Shaylene Paul. To register: Please email sound_communities@cbu.ca or call 902-563-1696.

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Week Four

November 9, 2017

Week four of the Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter brought around the start of constructing the musical creations the youth have envisioned. Ons brought in a mobile music studio that allowed the youth to record their voices and instrumentals on a multitrack software, getting the feel of how they wanted their performances to…

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Week Three

November 9, 2017

It was during the third week of the Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter workshops that the participants fully dove into the creative process. With reflections on the words and ideas shared during the first two weeks the youth were inspired to begin brainstorming and creating their piece for the final performance on October…

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Week Two

November 9, 2017

For the second week of the Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter workshops we were excited to have Dr. Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey visiting from Toronto. Dr. Fitzsimmons- Frey is a Banting Post- Doctoral Fellow at York University. Heathers research is focused towards performance histories, dance, gender and youth. Her expertise helped us connect the youth…

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All My Relations – Community Arts Research Showcase

October 19, 2017

Sunday, October, 22, 2017, 2PM – Boardmore Theatre, Cape Breton University Join us for an afternoon of music and entertainment, featuring performances by The Cape Breton Choral, youth participants of our Songs and Stories of Migration workshops, Singing the Circle: Choral Workshop participants and a special Indigenous Welcome by Clifford Paul. The afternoon will also include…

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