The Next 150

CANADA: The next 150. This was how we chose to frame our final DrumChat presentation last night at Ashbury College. Multiple levels of government have offered funding for projects this year, Canada’s 150 birthday. As a recipient of this funding, we are aware of the concerns around the nation’s celebration, during a time of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Creating pathways for dialogue between all people through music is our response to one of the calls to action, set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, specifically number 63 iii which recommends “Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect”. In partnership with Young Voices Can!, we offered a glimpse into our drumming and dialogue process for a supportive audience last night. We shared rhythms, conversation and food. Great night! Thanks to the Board members of both our organizations, Ashbury College for donation of the  presentation space, and to Ontario 150 for the funding of this pilot project. We hope to continue! 

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