Entirely Indigenous cast launches new show, sharing language and traditions – CBC

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Entirely Indigenous cast launches new show, sharing language and traditions – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202286 Views

‘I could feel the love that they have for the stories, and the dances and our actors and our drummers’

Jul 08, 2022

The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors are back at The Charlottetown Festival with the show Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq Voices, and the show’s co-writer says audiences can expect new and exciting elements in this year’s production.

Julie Pellissier-Lush said that in addition to sharing new Mi’kmaw stories, songs and teachings, the group hired a professional choreographer to teach hip-hop inspired moves to the ensemble for two rap songs included in the show.

“[The cast members] said, ‘well, rapping isn’t really Indigenous.’ I said, ‘it’s Indigenous people that are doing it, so that makes it something that we are allowed to showcase and share.'”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/mikmaq-heritage-actors-2022-1.6513706

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