For over four years, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with SFU’s Office for Aboriginal Peoples, has hosted monthly Salish Singing and Drumming workshops with instructor and community partner, Russell Wallace. Attendees are given the opportunity to learn traditional Salish social songs, drumming and dance. The workshops are free and open to everyone, and are held at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre and the Interurban Gallery. Join the Facebook event for regular updates and reminders.
Russell Wallace is a board member for Warriors Against Violence Society. He is a composer, producer and is a traditional Lil’wat singer. Wallace’s music has been part of a number of soundtracks for film, television, theatre, and dance productions. He was the composer in residence for the Chinook Winds Aboriginal Dance program from 1996-2003 at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has produced CD’s that have been nominated for awards at the Junos, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, and at the Native American Music Awards in the USA. Currently Wallace works and teaches at the Native Education College, and works for SFU’s Office for Aboriginal Peoples, facilitating these Singing & Drumming workshops.
Upcoming Workshops for Spring 2016:
Tue, Feb 23 | 7 PM | Interurban Gallery, 1 E Hastings St.
Wed, Mar 30 | 7 PM | Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Tue, Apr 26 | 7 PM | Interurban Gallery, 1 E Hastings St.
Tue, May 24 | 7 PM | Interurban Gallery, 1 E Hastings St.