Iskwew Singers


Saturday October 26, 2pm – 3pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall
Iskwew Singers: (pronounced Is-kway-yo) is a trio of Canadian Aboriginal women who create and perform songs in the plains tradition. The soaring vocal harmonies of Fara Palmer, Krystle Pederson and Sandy Scofield will soothe and uplift your spirit. Fara Palmer, blessed with a love of music and a powerful set of pipes, is a multiple award-winning Cree singer; Sandy Scofield, a Metis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, has invested a tremendous spirit, navigating and negotiating through a life dedicated to music; and Krystle Pedersen is a Cree/Metis singer, dancer, musician and well-respected teacher of Metis culture. Their music underscores a message of culture from a people who survived the multiple impacts of colonization. Each of their songs is a story, and the heartbeat of mother earth is heard through their drums. By donation to the Garden

Posted in Festival 2013, Music.