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[CANCELLED] Salish Singing and Drumming Workshop

7:00-9:00 PM | March 26, 2020
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Free and open to the public!

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This workshop has been CANCELLED. Stay up to date with the status of subsequent workshops by following us on Twitter: @SFU_W.

Please note: For the safety of our community, we will be cancelling this workshop due to continued concerns around COVID-19. Stay up to date with the status of subsequent workshops by following us on Twitter: @SFU_W.

Salish Singing & Drumming workshops are FREE workshops that are open to folks of all ages and abilities - no experience required! Whether it's your first time or tenth time, you are welcome to come together with other community members to make music with instructor Russell Wallace.

During these workshops, you will be encouraged to embrace your inner singer as you raise your voices in song, learn traditional Salish drumming techniques, and also hear the stories and histories behind these songs. 

Meet Russell Wallace

Russell Wallace is a composer, producer and is a traditional Lil’wat singer. Wallace's music has been part of a number of soundtracks (film, video, television) and theatre/dance productions. He was the composer in residence for the Chinook Winds Aboriginal Dance program from 1996-2003 at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has produced CD's that have been nominated for awards at the Junos, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, and at the Native American Music Awards in the USA. Wallace is a board member for Warriors Against Violence Society. Currently, Wallace works and teaches at the Native Education College, and works for the Office for Aboriginal People's holding these Singing and Drumming workshops.

Take a read through this interview with Russell on why he started drumming! 


Office for Aboriginal Peoples

This event is hosted in partnership with Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU. The Office supports Aboriginal initiatives, services, and programs in place all over the university. 


Not able to make it to this date? We have a workshop once a month, so please join us at these upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday, May 14
  • Thursday, June 18

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Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!


Admission

Free and open to the public! 

Details

This workshop has been CANCELLED. Stay up to date with the status of subsequent workshops by following us on Twitter: @SFU_W.

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