EAWLC Canada in Music I: Kanata

Come to learn about Canada through music at the East and West Learning Connections

Join CBC Music Executive Producer, Kai Black, and his community volunteer team as they proudly present the beautiful music elements of a diverse Canada!

We will kick off the project with the Kanata series, introducing indigenous traditional and contemporary music and musicians, and the related history and culture in two sessions.

We will also have the honour to learn how to sing a beautiful indigenous song with Anishinaabe Singer Songwriter Tara Williamson.


Free English Events



Session 1: Friday, May 6, 2022, at 8-9:30 P.M. (Eastern Time)


Kai Black, CBC Music Executive Producer

Lily, Community Youth Program Coordinator in Richmond Hill

Agnes, Grade 12 Student in Markham


Session II: Friday, May 13, 2022, at 8-9:30 P.M. (Eastern Time)


Kai Black, CBC Music Executive Producer

Tara Williamson, Anishinaabe Singer and Songwriter

Jovial Si, Freelance Translator and Interpreter in Toronto

Shengnan Ma, Human Resources Professional in Toronto



Online Zoom meetings

Registration link:


You can choose to register for either or both sessions.

Zoom meeting room will be open 15 minutes prior and will be closed for entry 30 minutes after the session begins.


Professionals or home-makers, students or parents, everybody is welcome to join the music tours, and interact with our presenters.  You are welcome to share your questions about or experience with indigenous music at the end as well!


Special thanks to Musicounts for providing  below resources.


For interested educators, Musicounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and The JUNO Awards.  the website has abundant materials, including the knowledge, tools, and activities, for teachers of different subjects to use to educate their students about the history and heritage of the indigenous peoples through music.  It is open to the public for free.


Any inquiries, please contact info@eawlc.org.  Thanks!

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