EAS – For the Birds : A Tribute in Words and Song

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Welcome spring with this evening dedicated to the inspiration of birds, from Kwakiutl Raven Clan legend to performance poetry, from multi-part harmony to songbird calls. Bird-inspired dress welcome though not required. Bird call applause encouraged!
A talented and eclectic line up, hosted by Nedjo Rogers:
Christine Hunt, a Kwakiutl noblewoman and member of the Raven Clan, will share a legend of Raven. Christine is also part Tlingit, belonging to the Brown Bear House. She has lived on Salt Spring for 17 years and remains immersed in her culture, participating in potlatches, feasts, and other other rituals and events.
The nine-member a cappella choir Tongue In Cheek, led by Caroni Young, has been working up a diverse set of pieces tracing the influence of birds on human music and song. Anyone who caught their pre-Christmas performance at All Saints by-the-Sea will know this new choral group is one to marvel at and not to miss.
Naturalist and nature soundscape recordist Ren Ferguson will speak about bird communication and share immersive recordings, drawing on her extensive local fieldwork.
Spoken word poet Taryn Muldoon spent a winter working at the Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge in Lively, Ontario. She will perform pieces from a bird poem cycle based on her wildlife rescue work and featured in her first chapbook of poetry, to be released this month.
Birds feature frequently in the work of singer-songwriter Yael Wand, who will take the stage to share three of her bird-inspired songs–or even a fourth, if she finishes it in time!
Poet Rowan Percy will read from her bird-inspired work including a piece about Burgoyne Bay.
Singer-songwriter and entertainer Alan Moberg will share a song from his bird-focused repertoire.

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