Starts: 2013-01-17 Ends: 2013-01-17
New Cd is a Musical Journey through Sault Ste. Marie’s Earliest History
Peter White is a songwriter whose research into the early history of Sault Ste. Marie has resulted in a unique multimedia presentation, Voices from the Gathering Place, which will have its live performance debut in a free concert at the Art Gallery of Algoma on the evening of January 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to come and hear the true stories of Sault Ste. Marie fur traders, warriors, adventurers and even an alleged murderer as they come to life in the songs which are accompanied by projected images of historical paintings, maps and drawings. “The gathering place,” is one of the common interpretations of “Bawating,” the word used by the Anishnaabe people to name this place where they came together each summer to renew friendships and feast on whitefish long before the arrival of the Europeans. The set of eighteen songs focuses on the period of time between Étienne Brûlé’s appearance here in 1622 as a scout for Samuel de Champlain to the end of the Sault’s life as a frontier outpost in the late 1800s when the district came to have its first fulltime judge in the fiery and crusty Colonel John Prince.
When: Thursday Jan 17 2013, 7:30-9pm
Location: Art Gallery of Algoma
Address: 10 East Street