Cultural Kaleidoscope 2013: music, film, and art!
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy St E. Doors at 7 pm
KAC MEMBERS $8 in advance! Regular tickets are $10 in advance and $12 students/seniors or $15 adults at the door.
Tickets are available now at the Kingston Arts Council Office 253 Ontario Street or at Cornerstone 255 Ontario Street
The Kingston Arts Council is excited to join co-presenters Tone Deaf, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and Cornerstone Gallery to present the 2013 Cultural Kaleidoscope at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (130 Clergy St E. corner of Princess and Clergy Streets), doors open at 7 pm.
This year the Cultural Kaleidoscope features internationally acclaimed artist Tanya Tagaq in Concert with Nanook of the North. Commissioned by the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Tagaq's intense, evocative vocalizations, based on Inuit throat singing traditions, help reclaim the controversial 1922 film Nanook of the North. Tagaq, along with percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot perform a live accompaniment to the film’s silent images of life in an early 20th-century Inuit community in Northern Quebec.
Working with composer Derek Charke (whose “Tundra Songs” Tagaq performed with the Kronos Quartet), Tagaq employs exquisite improvisations with traditional roots, a style she has perfected over a decade of performances on major stages worldwide, as well as with collaborations with everyone from Björk (Tagaq joined her on the Medúlla tour) to Mike Patton (who contributed to Tagaq’s 2009 Juno-nominated album Auk/Blood).
The Cultural Kaleidoscope will also feature the opening of the 2013 Cape Dorset Prints presented in partnership with Cornerstone Contemporary Canadian Craft and Inuit Art. Local performers include the Dancers Cindy Scouten, Donnalynn Neil, Brodrick Gabriel, Paul Carl and the Aboriginal Mens' Big Drum Wàba Mahìgan (White Wolf).