Report | Open Letter From Indigenous Classical Music Gathering Calls For Change – Ludwig Van

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Report | Open Letter From Indigenous Classical Music Gathering Calls For Change – Ludwig Van

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202222 Views

August 16, 2022

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is currently hosting the third iteration of the Canadian Indigenous Classical Music Gathering (ICMG), led by faculty members Cris Derksen and Eliot Britton.

The first ICMG in 2019 gave rise to Indigenous Musical Sovereignty, a statement that takes ownership of Indigenous art — as opposed to “Indigenous-inspired” art by others. “We seek an end to those musical works by outsiders that shock audiences and re-traumatize our most painful experiences,” it reads. “To non-Indigenous composers who seek to tell “Indigenous-inspired” works: be honest with yourself and ask why you feel compelled to tell this story and whether you are the right person to do so.”

The statement came after several high profile cases of artists claiming dubious Indigenous ancestry in Canada.

Read More: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2022/08/16/report-open-letter-indigenous-classical-music-gathering-calls-change/

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