In Thursday’s (4/23) Winnipeg Sun (Manitoba), Taylor Burgess writes, “The Indigenous Festival is the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s newest endeavour, collecting and showcasing indigenous music from around the world. But because this is the festival’s first year, the WSO decided to focus on the music at home—the music of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples. The festival starts on Monday and spans four days. Local band Eagle & Hawk will be the grand finale of the festival, backed by the WSO next Thursday at Burton Cummings Theatre. … The festival starts Monday at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House, with a drum circle and Balfour’s vocal group Camerata Nova. On Tuesday at Park Theatre, there will be a screening of Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), the first Inuktitut-language feature film. On Wednesday at Burton Cummings Theatre, the WSO will play a Juno-winning composition by Malcolm Forsyth, among others.”

Posted April 24, 2009