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Student Life Events at St. George

Student Life Events at St. George

Reclaiming Our Voice Through Throat Singing

Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM

This workshop will examine how music plays a role in culture, identity and reclamation. Throat singing was banned in the Arctic by the first contact through the missionaries. Raigelee Alorut parents generation was skipped and were not able to show their identity by throat singing and drum dancing. This workshop is to learn more about the history of the Inuit in Nunavut about throat singing and learning how to throat sing.

Presented by the Social Justice Music Workshop, a drop-in program is facilitated by Isabel Bernus, Musical Director of the Spirit Singers. On a weekly basis, Mondays 7pm - 8pm, the group explores a variety of songs from various traditions of world music from different ethnic communities and faiths including guest performances exploring such topics as advocating for Anti-Black racism and addressing climate change through the power of musical performance. The term will culminate in a recorded performance of a social justice song. Attend all workshops or register for your topic of interest. New singers welcome! 

The group meets weekly on Mondays 7 - 8 pm. Dates for the Winter term are: 
        Feb 22, 2021 
        Mar 1, 2021 
        Mar 8, 2021 
        Mar 15, 2021 
        Mar 22, 2021
        Mar 29, 2021 
        April 5, 2021

Please register & Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 937 9014 0623
Passcode: 821752

Sponsored by Spirit Singers*, the Multi-Faith Centre and the Centre for International Experience.  
* Spirit Singers is a non-auditioned choir of U of T students dedicated to peace, justice and fostering mutual understanding and respect amongst different ethnic and religious communities through song.