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We wish to extend a warm welcome to our executive director Laura Vukson back from maternity leave. Laura is Tlicho Dene. And new mama to baby Dezeh.
Our team is back from Pikangikum where they were running workshops from November 18 - 24. The artists included returning powerhouse artists', Singer/Songwriter Cindy Paul, Visual Artist Lisa Rosati & Composer/Engineer Kevin Lovett. Cindy was only in Natuashish with us in October and made many connections there she wants to do more. Lisa produced an eagle sculpture with the youth when she was last in Pikangikum and Kevin has spent his entire life in the North of Canada, he is thrilled to compose and produce content there.
We were recently in Attawapiskat from October 14 - 28 with an eclectic and powerful team. Breakdancer Lee Pham, Singer/Songwriter Mimi O'Banswain & Photographer Brendan Mariani where collaborating with youth in break dancing and movement, songwriting and performing and learning photography skills. Everybody had an incredible time, made many friends and we're working on content to show soon.
Our Fort Albany team has recently returned from what was a busy two weeks of workshops from October 14 - 28. ArtsCan's own Glenn Marais, returning artists Noah Sullivan - Sound Engineer, Juulie Rosseau - Singer/Songwriter, Niska Napolean - Singer/Songwriter, Lindsay Sarazin - Videographer and Mathieu Taillefer - Cinematographer round out our most ambitious workshop program of 2018! Workshops here focused on songwriting, sound & song composition, audio recording, performance and video production! Our teams are currently in the post-production gearing up to showcase this multi-layered collaboration between artists and Fort Albany's amazingly talented youth.
Natuashish workshops were held from October 14 - 21. We sent a trio of singer-songwriters including Ryan Ainsworth, Cindy Paul and Randy Brethour to develop youths songwriting ability, sound and chord structure and appreciation and song composition. Having a full music program our artists worked collectively and gave strong facilitation and appreciation and appreciation of the art. The week finished with an ArtCan Jam community performance in which the youth group did a Tiger singing performance.