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From throat singing to electronic soundscapes, 7 highlights of the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre program – The Crag and Canyon

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201993 Views

September 6, 2019

The National Arts Centre is kicking off its inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre with a festival that will see artists take over every stage in the venerable institution.

From Sept. 11-29, the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate the diversity of Indigenous culture, showcasing music, dance, theatre, art, cuisine and more. The theme is reflected in the name — Mòshkamo is an Anishinaabe word, gifted by Algonquin elders from Kitigan Zibi, that describes the act of appearing out of water and invites others to bear witness to its arrival.

It’s a fitting metaphor, says NAC marketing officer Amy Ede, who has been re-embracing her own Indigenous heritage in recent years. She was born in her father’s community, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, near Hay River, N.W.T., and grew up with her mother in the south.

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