Music Talks: Indigenous Music with Brian Wright-McLeod
February 27, 2024 at 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
An event every week that begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2024
Join indigenous musicologist, radio broadcaster, and author of the Encyclopedia of Native Music, Brian Wright-McLeod, as he discusses the origin stories, traditional sounds, and popular music that continue to influence and draw inspiration from indigenous music.
February 27 – Origin stories and traditional music
March 5 – Powwow
March 12 – Advent of Classical and Metis music
March 19 – Blues and Jazz
March 26 – Protest music
April 2 – The spoken word of E. Pauline Johnson, Chief Dan George, Willy Dunn, and John Trudell.
April 9 – Rock, rap, and award shows.
Brian Wright-McLeod (Dakota/Anishnabe) is a Toronto-based music journalist, archivist and educator. His first book, The Encyclopedia of Native Music [University of Arizona 2005], and the companion three CD set, the Soundtrack of a People [EMI Music Canada], were the basis for the Smithsonian Institute’s Native music exhibit Up Where We Belong that launched the documentary film Rumble in 2017. Based in Toronto, he currently teaches at York University and Centennial College.
This series is made possible thanks to a generous bequest in support of music at the Library from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Instructor Brian Wright-McLeod will join us LIVE from Toronto for this seven-part lecture series via Zoom. Each lecture will be 1 hour long with a concluding 15-minute question and answer period. Choose to watch the lecture on the Welsh Hall’s big screen, or join us online from the comfort of your living room.
You only need to register once to attend all/any of the seven lectures in this series. All registrants will receive a recurring Zoom link one day before each date listed above.