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Sun, May 12


St. Andrew's Church

NAGAMO: Ottawa

Andrew Balfour's JUNO-nominated curation comes to Ottawa!

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NAGAMO: Ottawa
NAGAMO: Ottawa

Time & Location

May 12, 2024, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N9, Canada

About the event

“NAGAMO (Sings) reimagines history and the concept of nation to nation respect and musical dialogue between the nations of the so-called New World and Old World.  During the beginning of the 17th century,  several Chiefs and esteemed Indigenous leaders journeyed to Europe in the hope of forging alliances. In many cases, they were treated as respected ambassadors. NAGAMO explores the fantastical idea of what might have happened if the sharing of music, and the respect of culture had contrived, and how a different history might have played out.”

Andrew Balfour, curator

Revolving around Elizabethan choral music by Byrd, Tallis, and Gibbons, NAGAMO also features the unique musical perspective of Balfour’s reimagining of these motets into Cree and Ojibway.  Compositions by Balfour himself explores universal ideas of governance, diplomacy, and culture, as well as the challenges Indigenous peoples face today.

Join musica intima and Balfour for a performance of this critically acclaimed project.  Admission by free-will offering - suggested donation $25.  Please note you must register online through 


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