JUNO-NOMINATED CD AVAILABLE NOW
NAGAMO CD available now for purchase in our store, on Bandcamp, or on Redshift Records, and to stream or purchase on all your favourite platforms. Stay tuned for further announcements of more touring performances of NAGAMO in 2024.
“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.
NAGAMO: TOUR (MARCH 2023)
TORONTO, LONDON, ST. JOHN'S, WINNIPEG, AND EDMONTON
It was a thrill to travel across the country and connect with communities in March 2023. Andrew and musica intima workshopped with more than 800 young singers, gave six performances in collaboration with other ensembles, and travelled from coast to coast.
We were honoured to partner with ensembles and institutions across the country:
The NAGAMO tour was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Azrieli Foundation, SOCAN Foundation, Hamber Foundation, Chris Spencer Foundation, and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Poster art by Sonny Assu: NAGAMO, 2022, commissioned by musica intima through the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Arts Commissioning Fund.
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