A total of 12 workshops are scheduled over the two-day period of this year’s Harmony of Nations Music Festival, offering something for everyone.
The workshops will take place at the Fort Frances Public Library and Technology Centre between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18.
The evening entertainment will take place at the big tent on the waterfront starting at 5 p.m.
Workshops feature content ranging from getting creative writing published, Pow Wow 101, song writing, traditional storytelling with elder Buddy Loyie, a traditional craft, youth empowerment through music, and more.
There are also interactive workshops with some of the festival artists, including Friday headlining act Rik Emmett.
“Our interactive workshops, like the one being held by Rik Emmett allow for learning in an intimate setting from artists who have established themselves in the Canadian music industry,” explained festival organizer Maria Cristina Ciotti.
“We want to give aspiring musicians from the area an opportunity to learn first-hand some tips for success, or even just come and listen to their stories from the music business,” she added.
Other workshops featuring festival artists include a percussion session with JunKtion, a jigging session and instrument jam with the Métis Fiddler Quartet, a workshop on blues music with Sunday Wilde, and song writing with Ryan Van Belleghem, an up-and-comer from Kenora.
For further workshop details and schedule, please visit our website www.harmonyofnations.ca or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Tickets are available online, at Betty’s, Northwoods and From the Grind Up in Fort Frances, as well as The Coffee Landing in International Falls.