Stratford Summer Music


Canadian Arabic Orchestra & Special Guests - ORIGINS

ORIGINS is a unique production which combines Indigenous Canadian First Nations music with Arabic music and culture. It highlights the similarities between these two cultures when it comes to self expression through the medium of music and brings home to Canadian Arabs how their culture is an intrinsic component of Canadian heritage.

Through music and dance from diverse international heritages, ORIGINS shows similarities among humans, across continents, between cultural and religious divides. 

In this performance the interface is represented by the St’at’imc artist/dancer, Laura Grizzlypaws, from British Columbia who sings of her culture beside members of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra.  Envoys of the mystical Turkish meditative community, Sufi Whirling Dervishes, will complete the experience.

Just released! Stratford, ON – Stratford Summer Music’s Artistic Producer, John A. Miller, announced today that the Nai Children’s Choir, the Canadian children’s choir of Syrian refugees that declined an invitation to perform in the United States due to concerns about crossing the border, will be the opening act for the ORIGINS performance by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra on August 19th . FULL DETAILS

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Sunday August 19 | 3 pm

The Avondale

$40 + HST (+$5 at the door)