Sun Jul 31 19:00

Sounding Thunder: The Songs of Francis Pegahmagabow

Sounding Thunder brings to life the struggles and accomplishments of Francis Pegahmagabow, distinguished Ojibwe military officer and political leader, following his journey from the trenches of WWI to his time as Chief of the Wasauksing Ojibwe. This cultural collaboration paying homage to the legacy of a Canadian hero acts as a reminder of the challenges Indigenous populations still face to this day. Commissioned and produced by the Festival of the Sound.

Timothy Corlis (b. 1972) | Sounding Thunder: The Songs of Francis Pegahmagabow

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Written by:
Timothy Corlis, Composer
Armand Garnet Ruffo, Librettist
In consultation with Brian D. McInnes and Jodi Baker Contin

Design:
Gabriel Cropley, Stage and Lighting Designer
Jennifer Norton and Emile Surette, Projection Design
Alanis King, Dramaturge

There will be a book signing of Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow by author Brian D. McInnes following this concert in Woodside Hall. The book will be available for purchase at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre both before and after the concert. Thank you to our Community Partners at Perfect Books for partnering on this event.

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