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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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Week One

September 26, 2017

September 12, 2017 marked the first of ‘Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter’ six weeks of weekly workshops for youth ages 12-18. Each week we will meet in four community locations: at Menelik Hall in Whitney Pier on Tuesdays from 4-6PM, Place des arts Pere-Anselme-Chiasson in Cheticamp on Wednesdays from 3-5PM, and on Thursdays…

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Singing the Circle: World Singing Day

August 28, 2017

Singing the Circle: World Singing Day Date is Sunday, October 22, 2017. The start time is 2p.m. and the ending time will be announced soon! Singing the Circle | World Singing Day | Songs & Stories of Migration and Encounter Singing the Circle workshops are designed to explore and celebrate the basic human act of singing…

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Singing the Circle Choral Workshop

August 17, 2017

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 Time: TBC Location: Centre for Sound Communities   Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Centre for Sound Communities for Singing the Circle: Choral Workshop, a Multi-generational choral workshop lead by Ardelle Ries, University of Alberta and Cathy Benedict, Western University. The workshop will be followed by a performance for…

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Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter

August 1, 2017

Date: September 11, 2017 – October 22, 2017 Venue: Locations across Cape Breton Island – Locations TBA Project Information: For youth ages 12 to 18 – Join us at one of our in-community locations for 5 weeks of creative arts, multimedia, songwriting and performance workshops where youth will be working with artists, elders and facilitators…

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Songwriting Workshops for Youth

May 31, 2017

Project Information Songwriting Workshops: For Youth ages 12 to 18, there are three in-community workshops where youth will be working with singers and artist facilitators to co-create a music piece about immigration and encounter. There will also be mentors (Stewart MacNeil, Bryan Cherwick, and Robert Deveaux) at each of the locations giving information and telling stories of…

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Singing The Circle: Music Education from Birth to Adult

May 22, 2017

 SINGING THE CIRCLE: MUSIC EDUCATION FROM BIRTH TO ADULT (AN EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT) 8:30 a.m. to 3 pm, Friday, October 20th, 2017 Cape Breton University The symbol of a circle is deeply symbolic on many levels and sacred to healing practices of our Indigenous peoples. Singing the Circle workshops are designed to explore and…

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Rescheduled! Romani Musicians: Scenes from Kosovo

March 27, 2017

ATTENTION – Exhibit opening and film screening has been rescheduled! The photo exhibit will be on display all day at the McConnell Library, Friday, March 31st, 10-9pm; the film will be screened at 3:30 pm, Friday, March 31st. Dr. Pettan will be in the library to discuss the film and photos until 6 pm.

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Sound Studies Initiative Upcoming Events: March 2017

March 23, 2017

Here is a message from one of our friends at the University of Alberta, Dr. Mary Ingraham, the Director of the Sound Studies Initiative about upcoming events at the end of this month at their university:   The Sound Studies Initiative at the University of Alberta is pleased to invite you to two events next week.…

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