May 10

Student Music & Arts Camp performance on Stephen Avenue

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Coming Friday, May 13th to the Stephen Avenue stage is a special performance by Students from Rad Camp!

What is Rad Camp?

Rad Camp is an experiential learning opportunity for Nakoda students who otherwise would not have access to music instruction. The annual camp brings together junior and senior high school students living on Stoney Nakoda reserves in south central Alberta. Students participate in workshops that span the musical range, facilitated by local practicing musicians and Aboriginal artists.

Nakoda traditional ways of teaching engage learners in a relationship with the subject matter and its context; Rad Camp initiates students in the Calgary area music community and fosters the development of networks both between reserves, and across cultures. Students are provided with the skills, resources, and supports they need to continue a learning journey through music.

Nakoda territory sits west of Calgary among the foothills of the Rockies, bridging hundreds of kilometers from the Waterton region north to Jasper. Youth from these communities are converging in Calgary, once a summer gathering ground for many Treaty 7 tribes, to perform and share music at their 5th annual music camp. This year’s theme is Dâ’â’nâchirhûch which means “I’m listening” or “I can hear you.” On Friday May 13th they’re inviting you to come listen as they present an array of musical acts performed by the youth and some special guests who support them.

The performance will be on the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage, located just east of Centre Street on 8th avenue (near the Telus Convention Centre).

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