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ICTM & SOUNDshift Daily Events (19 July)

July 18, 2011

ICTM + SOUNDshift events open to the public

Tuesday, July 19


WORKSHOPS ($10 each or 3 for $20)

  • 10:30am-12:00 pm
    • Newfoundland Accordion Styles – Aaron Collis, Art Stoyles and Bob Rutherford, The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots (Irwin’s Court)
    • Sephardic Song – Judith Cohen (Gallery East)
    • Fiddle and Identity II – Colin Quigley, Kelly Russell, Pierre Schryer (MMAP Gallery)
    • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
      • From Montmagny to St. John’s: Accordion Music of Quebec and Newfoundland – Raynald Ouellet, Graham Wells (Irwin’s Court)
      • Percussive Dance – Kristin Harris Walsh, Normand Legault, Mats Melin, Stan Pickett (MMAP Gallery)

FILMS ($5 each)

  • 8:30 – 10:30 AM
    • Ryan Koons (USA). People of One Fire Continuing a Centuries-Old Tradition: Winter.40 mins
      • This film examines two ceremonial gatherings celebrated by Pine Arbor Tribal Town. Located in northern Florida, this Muskogee-Creek Native American community traces an unbroken line of precolonial traditions that include two formerly little-known winter gatherings: the Harvest Busk and the Soup Dance. Scholars such as William Bartram and John Swanton have studied the Creek Green Corn Busk, but never these two winter celebrations. This documentary is therefore an introduction, both to a private Native American community with a rich heritage, and to two of its previously unstudied ceremonies and the accompanying music and dance. Created in conjunction with Pine Arbor, this documentary is based on field research conducted between 2008 and 2010. While discussing the two ceremonies, it details cosmology, functions of music and dance, musically-generated dance, season-specific music, and gender relations.
      • Patrick ALCEDO (Canada). Panaad: A Promise To The Santo Niño.18 mins
        • In the Aklanon language of the Philippines, panaad means a religious promise that has to be fulfilled as long as humanly possible. Through annual participation in the Ati-atihan festival of Kalibo, Aklan, teacher Augusto Diangson, balikbayan (Filipino returnee) Cecile Motus, and businessman Henry Villanueva dance in the streets in order to stay true to the vow they made many years ago to the Santo Niño, the Holy Child Jesus. By transforming themselves into extraordinary beings and willing their performances as acts of prayer, they believe the Santo Niño will continue to descend into their lives not only to reward them with blessings but also to imbue them with a sense of His presence on the ground. The film traces the festival in the lives of these three participants to reveal how they show thanks to and hold steady their belief in the Santo Niño, symbol of the foreign faith they have localized and then choreographed into modernity.
        • Aaron CARTER-COHN (USA). Texas Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Nigerian Independence.20 mins
          • On October 1st, 1960, Nigeria claimed its independence from England. This was more than a declaration of self-government; it was a reclamation of indigenous culture and a statement of cultural freedom. Today, Houston is home to what is widely cited as the largest concentration of Nigerians living in the United States. Various expatriate organizations celebrate Nigerian Independence Day with parties, parades and picnics. 2010 marked the 50th Anniversary for many African nations including Nigeria. This documentary focuses on music and dance in this diasporic and immigrant culture.

EXHIBIT (free admission)

  • Dr. Maud Karpeles: A Retrospective of Her Newfoundland Fieldwork, 1929 and 1930. Music Resource Centre, School of Music
    • A special exhibition on Maud Karpeles O.B.E. (1885-1976), her fieldwork in Newfoundland in 1929-30, and her contribution to the International Folk Music Council (the forerunner of ICTM) has been curated especially for ICTM 2011 by Dr. Anna Kearney Guigne. It is located in the Music Resource Centre of the School of Music, open during the conference except for the excursion day on Saturday. The exhibit was designed by ethnomusicologist Graham Blair.

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