CD RELEASE AND TOUR COMING THIS SEASON!
NAGAMO CD available now on Redshift Records!
“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: ON TOUR IN MARCH 2023
JOIN US IN TORONTO, LONDON, ST. JOHN'S, WINNIPEG, AND EDMONTON
We're looking forward to connecting with communities across the country this year. Join us in:
Toronto: March 5, 2023
London: March 7, 2023
St. John's: March 11, 2023
Winnipeg: March 15, 2023
Edmonton: March 18, 2023
Stay tuned for more details and links to buy tickets! We're excited to be partnering with ensembles and institutions across the country:
The NAGAMO tour is supported by the Azrieli 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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