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A Time for International Music and Dance

SOUNDshift is a festival featuring the finest music and dance from Newfoundland, Canada, and beyond. We're opening our doors to ICTM conference delegates, local audiences and summer visitors. You can enjoy five specially-themed concerts, as well as workshops and films. ICTM delegates: please purchase advance concert tickets using the conference registration form at the ICTM2011 registration page. General public: Tickets will be available at the Arts & Culture Centre box office.


SALTWATER JOYS (Thursday 14 July, 5:45pm; DF Cook Recital Hall) featuring music of Newfoundland and Labrador with

ATLANTIC ROOTS & ROUTES (Friday 15 July, 8:00pm; Arts & Culture Centre) features the historic links between Newfoundland, Ireland, and Portugal as well as the musical legacy of the Black Atlantic.

FEAST OF ASIA cancelled - If you have already purchased a ticket, please go to the Arts & Culture Centre box office for a full refund. William Lau will now be performing in the Canada's Many Voices concert on July 18, 2011, 8 pm. You can exchange your Feast of Asia ticket for Canada's Many Voices if you prefer that to a refund.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT: SYLVIE PROULX (Sunday 17 July, 12:30pm; MMap Gallery) Acclaimed classical guitarist Sylvie Proulx presents some of the best known Brazilian guitar repertoire including the compositions of such celebrated composers as Paulo Bellinati, Sergio Assad and Gilberto Gismonti. Sylvie will be joined by alumni students Steven Cowan and Andrew Wix as well as Christ Batstone.

INDIGENOUS NOW! (Sunday 17 July, 8:00pm; Arts & Culture Centre) shines the spotlight on well-known Native American groups, a trans-national indigenous ensemble and a Sámi duo who add jazz and popular music elements to the tradition of "joiking"; (characterizing people, places, or animals in song).

CANADA'S MANY VOICES (Monday 18 July, 8:00pm; Arts & Culture Centre) showcases cultural diversity from coast to coast.

WORKSHOPS Many music and dance workshops will be offered each day, including several that feature Newfoundland and Labrador traditions: fiddle, accordion, set-dancing, 'ugly stick'-making. Schedule coming soon.

FILMS Please visit the Films section to see a complete listing with film descriptions.

LATE NIGHT GROOVES (Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall, MUN)