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Tai Tokerau IndigiFolk Jam Session - with Danny Kilbride

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Session 1: IndigiFolk Exchange 9:30am-12:30pm

The day session will have a strong focus on kōrero, exchange and collaboration, with the key themes for discussion being:

- TRAC: Folk Development for Wales - background and journey of founding TRAC
- About Danny's music
- Folk music and global indigenous music in general
- Welsh Language and Traditions
- Indigenous language revitalisation

- Indigenous exchange - the Wales/Aotearoa connection: kōrero and exchange for participants to share languages, stories, art, histories, lessons and learnings together

Session 2: IndigiFolk Jam Session 5:00pm-9:00pm (instrument setup from 4:00pm)

The IndigiFolk Jam Session will begin with Danny revisiting and recapping the themes of the day session, but in a more concise way. From there we will hold a brief showcase from Danny and move quickly into a jam session with local Indigenous musicians and Folk musicians. Bring your instruments and we will begin setup from 4pm to kick off by 5pm! The aim of the evening session is writing, composition, and jamming! Sowing seeds for more collaborative music projects both locally and with Wales.

"We see our language threatened. Our children find it more difficult to engage with our indigenous culture. Our songs are being forgotten and with them the history of living with land and ancestors. Alongside that we see that professionalising our traditions can make it harder for folks to just do something because they like it. This is true for many indigenous people but it’s also true of rural communities, grassroots musicians and for people who want to pass on their traditions to new generations. I helped found Trac over twenty years ago to prevent our traditions from becoming museum exhibits." - Danny Kilbride

Earlier Event: January 25
Improv Now - Charlie Parker
Later Event: May 3
Taurite, Art Exhibition