Learn about and enjoy Indigenous music with KFPL and local artists

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Learn about Indigenous musical instruments — their history, uses, and craftsmanship — with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, David Finkle. The online program, hosted by Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), promises an “unforgettable musical experience” that will explore musical instruments both past and present.

In a world where music transcends boundaries and cultures, Turtle Island Indigenous Music Throughout the Ages promises to be an exciting experience for anyone interested in Indigenous music, cultural events and integrating instruments into media like theatre and film, the library said in a media release.

“Cultural storytelling through music is a universal language that David Finkle speaks fluently,” said Jake Miller, Adult Programming Librarian with KFPL. “This session offers a unique opportunity for all of us to learn, respect, and celebrate the diverse musical traditions that enrich our world and to appreciate the instruments that make it all possible.”

The program will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. and will be conducted via Zoom. KFPL said that registration is required and can be completed at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/9122065.

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For young music enthusiasts, KFPL is holding an Ollin Drum Circle the following day, Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. A program for kids ages 5 to 12 and their families, the drum circle is an opportunity to create, connect, and celebrate with a variety of drums, shakers, and songs from across Turtle Island, the library said. Registration opens on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/8948232

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