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
- tradition-bearers Anita Best and Pamela Morgan
- Labrador's Flummies
- Vince Collins
- wicked accordion and fiddle tunes in a session that features some of the finest instrumentalists of St. John’s and beyond, including Frank Maher, Gerry Strong, Rick West, Christina Smith, and Allan Ricketts.
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.
- Renowned Irish piper Paddy Keenan
- Shore to Shore, featuring Newfoundland's Crowd of Bold Sharemen together with the English WREN ensemble
- Portuguese fado singer, Nathalie Pires, from New York
- The Típica Toronto Cuban salsa orchestra from Toronto
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).
- Six Nations Women Singers from Southern Ontario.
- Frode Fjellheim and Ulla Pirttijarvi (Sámi) from Norway and Finland.
- Claude McKenzie (from the legendary Innu duo Kashtin).
- Matou, featuring Soni Moreno from the award-winning Native American trio Ulali and other Native American as well as Maori musicians.
CANADA'S MANY VOICES (Monday 18 July, 8:00pm; Arts & Culture Centre) showcases cultural diversity from coast to coast.
- Uzume Taiko from Vancouver.
- Zari, a Toronto based trio that performs polyphonic song from the Republic of Georgia.
- The Arabic Traditional Music Ensemble from Toronto.
- Club Carrefour, Québecois.
- Canada's William Lau presenting a Beijing opera excerpt
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)