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Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinée
November 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25 – $30
Indigenous Spirit Songs
I have always tried to present an open ended range of musical styles and forms of spiritual expression at these Sunday afternoon gospel shows at Hugh’s Room. While all of the shows have been unique, I am particularly excited about our Nov. 26 show titled Indigenous Spirit Songs. It will be a wonderful celebration of Indigenous voices, conveying significant diversity of musical expression. Sadie Buck, Jani Lauzon and Twin Flames are all extremely accomplished artists in their own right and I can’t wait to participate in the exchange that happens when we are all on stage together. Come and connect to voices deeply rooted in the longest standing traditions of this country and share as make connections to help us all move forward together. ~ Ken Whiteley
SADIE BUCK was born into a long line of traditional singers and dancers. Her life as a traditional singer has honed her training and performance skill to a master level. Sadie has taken her traditional training ideology and transposed that to her contemporary life as an artist, performer, facilitator, director, author, trainer, researcher and consultant. Sadie is also the lead singer of the Six Nations Women’s Singers, one of the most influential female Native singing groups. They have recorded with Robbie Robertson and performed at the Presidential inauguration in 1997. Representing the Onkwehonwe people, she is from the Seneca nation of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Tonawanda Seneca. She established and ran the Aboriginal Women’s Music Program at the Banff Centre for three years where she organized and co-led the JUNO nominated recording, “Hearts of the Nations”. The success of this program brought together Aboriginal women from all over the world to collaborate together, sing and perform. Sadie also wrote and co-directed the celebrated Aboriginal dance opera “Bones”. Honoured for her significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community, Sadie was the recipient of the Estelle Klein Award in 2015.
*Door open at 12:00pm*