Workshops

African Canadian History Through Music

Musician singer songwriter Faith Nolan has been writing and performing songs about Afro Canadian history since the early 1980's. Her album '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 participants Workshop: maximum 50 people