African Canadian History Through Music: December 2006


African Canadian History Through Music

Concert or Workshop available for February’s Black History Month

Musician singer songwriter Faith Nolan has been writing and performing songs about Afro Canadian history since the early 1980's.

Faith’s Latest Cd just released in December 2006 is called “Day Done Broke” a Gullah song from the Georgia Sea Islands. This CD is a culmination of her twenty plus years of learning song from around the world. It is a dream that if we can sing in all languages together maybe we can understand more fully our shared global humanity and connection.

The Cd features “Arirang”, a Korean folksong, “Way high ya” a Mi’kmaq 49ner,”Sho Sho loza“, a South Africa workers song.

“DAY DONE BROKE” Faith + ETT CD - 2006

* Way Ya Hay Ya * EL Tambour *SAKURA
* Sho Sho Loza * Marie Joseph Angelique
* Way Ay Ay Yoh Day * SabahHa'al H'air
* Arirang *Havay New Shalom Alechem
* Siyahumba

Her earlier CD 'Africville', traces African Canadian history from slavery (1642) in Canada through the end of Nova Scotia¹s Africville in 1969. This album and songbook with art by Grace Channer can be found in libraries, community centers, schools and universities across Canada and the United States. Government and non government organizations around the country celebrate Afro-Canadian history in the month of February. This concert workshop celebrates and educates about the history featuring songs and discussions about celebrated Afro Canadians like Josiah Henson, Mary Ann Shadd, John Ware and Americans like Rosa Parks, Madame C Walker and Harriet Tubman.

Song stylings reflect the historical development of the African Diaspora such as drums, call and response, Blues, jazz reggae and R&B.

Concert : 45 minutes /unlimited particpants
Workshop: maximum 50 people

PO BOX 690 Station P
Toronto ONT. CAN M5S 2Y4

EMAIL: or call: 416-537-8194