That’s important, both for the performers—who are often rediscovering their own languages within the context of a larger reclamation of identity and power—and for settler listeners, who might need to be reminded of Indigenous culture’s enduring strength.
She first presented the program at the Western Front arts centre in 2000. Its return—this time with a brand-new five-piece band—was inspired by a show she caught at the 2017 Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
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