Osprey hosting Polaris prize and Juno winner Jeremy Dutcher – The Coastguard

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2019169 Views


The Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne is hosting Polaris prize and Juno award winner Jeremy Dutcher at the Trinity United Church Sanctuary, on 36 John St., in Shelburne, on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new.

Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize and the 2019 Juno Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

Dutcher first did music studies in Halifax before taking a chance to work in the archives at the Canadian Museum of History, painstakingly transcribing Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders, reads his biography.

“Many of the songs I’d never heard before, because our musical tradition on the East Coast was suppressed by the Canadian Government’s Indian Act,” he says.

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