Drumming the Heartbeat
with First Nations Artists and the Hannaford Youth Band
February 15, 2015 3:00PM – Jane Mallett Theatre, St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Join HSSB for an event honouring the ties between First Nations and Canadian brass band traditions, both of which are deeply connected to the pulse of the drum — that which symbolizes the ‘heartbeat’ of Mother Earth and the celebration of life that is nurtured and expressed through love by all of humanity.
Featuring First Nations performers — vocalists, traditional drummers, and dancers — with the Hannaford Street Silver Band, highlighting works by Canada’s award-winning Kelly-Marie Murphy, acclaimed Odawa First Nations composer Barbara Croall, and renowned Mohican American Indian composer, Brent Michael Davids. Also featuring other works by Edmund Rubbra (UK), Kevin Lau (CAN), and Paul Lovatt Cooper (UK).
Alain Trudel, Guest Conductor
Barbara Croall, Odawa First Nation Guest Performer, Composer & Curator
Rod Nettagog, Ojibwe First Nation Featured Traditional Singer and Dancer
Bradley Lloyd Henry, Onondaga First Nation Featured Dancer
Bear Fox, Mohawk First Nation Traditional Singer and Song Composer
We are grateful for the support of Generation Capital, Corporate Artists Sponsor for our guest artists for Drumming the Heartbeat
Tickets: $50 Regular, $40 Seniors, $35 Under 35, $15 Students