Celebrate Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell on June 21

June 06, 2018

Celebrate Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell on June 21
On-site programming to honour the legacy of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples through music

(Calgary, AB — May 29, 2018) Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell on June 21, featuring music and youth-friendly activities that celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell will coincide with celebrations happening across Canada in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day and Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary.

Studio Bell will be open on June 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with on-site activities and entertainment that includes:  
  • Live music from Métis singer-songwriter, Sandra Sutter
  • Traditional dance and drumming performances from Thundering Nations
  • Indigenous art demonstrations and displays
NMC is pleased to partner with Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary for another year in a row to honour and recognize the distinct heritage, cultural practices, and outstanding musical contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
“At the National Music Centre, we believe in the power of music to break cultural barriers, act as an entry point to learning, and enable people to meet on common ground,” said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. “Indigenous Music Day is a great opportunity for visitors to explore and honour the music and culture of Canada’s First Peoples, and to encourage discussion around reconciliation.”  
To support accessibility on Indigenous Music Day at Studio Bell, the National Music Centre will be extending free admission on June 21 to visitors who identify as Indigenous or of Indigenous decent. Reception will accept identification or declaration upon entry.

For more details please visit nmc.ca/whats-on or call 403-543-5115.

About Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is much more than a museum. A national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music, NMC preserves and celebrates Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. With programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation and exhibitions, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information, please visit studiobell.ca.


Media Contact:
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
T 403.543.5123 | C 403.710.4758
julijana.capone@nmc.ca | @nmc_canada

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