Tanya Tagaq enthralls her audience

By Alexander Varty at Georgia Straight If ever there was a revelatory performance, this was it—and the revelation that I had at the jam-packed York Theatre is that Tanya Tagaq’s music is deeply, thrillingly normal. Now, before you assume that I’ve lost my few remaining marbles, let me explain. Normal isn’t necessarily ordinary: Tagaq and her accompanists Jesse Zubot and …

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TSF’s Salt Baby searches for identity

By Alexander Varty at Georgia Straight Scientists have practically traced the human genome all the way back to our unicellular ancestors, but our pesky genes are still not above playing the occasional trick. Falen Johnson, for instance, was born on the Six Nations reserve in southern Ontario to parents of Mohawk and Tuscarora descent. Somewhere in the colonial past, however, …

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The Georgia Straight sponsors the TSF

By The Georgia Straight The Talking Stick Festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews) and various Vancouver venues today (February 17) until to March 1. Presented by Full Circle First Nations Performance, the 14thannual festival celebrates the creative works and artistic wealth of Aboriginal arts, including theatre, dance, drumming, music, spoken word, visual arts, and multimedia …

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5 Can’t-Miss events at TSF 2015

By Remy Scalza at Insider Vancouver One of Canada’s biggest celebrations of Aboriginal music, art and theatre is coming to Vancouver. The 14th Talking Stick Festival is on Feb. 17-March 1. Dozens of events and performances throughout the city highlight everything from traditional dancing and drumming to contemporary spoken word and multimedia performances. Here’s a look at 5 can’t-miss events at …

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14th Annual Talking Stick Festival

By Aboriginal Tourism BC The 14th Annual Talking Stick Festival, presented by Full Circle First Nations Performance, will be taking place in various venues throughout Vancouver from February 17 – March 1. All areas of the performing arts are represented from theatre, dance, drumming and music to spoken word and multimedia performance. These artistic disciplines celebrate Aboriginal culture and showcase …

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Talking Stick Festival Coming to the Fire

Posted by Emily Carr University Coming to the Fire Visual Arts Exhibition, The Talking Stick Festival — the premiere Aboriginal Arts Festival in Western Canada — is presenting a diverse group of First Nations visual artists at the Roundhouse Community Centre from February 17 to February 28, 2015. This innovative and contemporary work addresses issues of importance in the visual arts …

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