Endangered Music in St. Mary’s Bay/ CLARE- The hidden music gem of Nova Scotia, Canada
© Ekphrasis Studio, 2015
The project is supported from Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, & Municipality of Clare
The project consolidates the first music history in 4 centuries of Saint Mary’s Bay- Clare, Nova Scotia. While a great deal of information was hardly recorded in writing or digitzed, there does still exist a great body of information and recordings, largely in private collections, and scattered in various archives and books, as well as within the memories of the area’s residents. The information below does provide in English, a look at music in Clare from 1768 to 2016. The following information will be always updated, so please come back to check for more videos, info and songs, and feel free to contact us if you have any info to share.
Background: Clare Municipality/ Baie Sainte-Marie is an area of South-West Nova Scotia, settled by Acadians in 1768, in the land known by the Mi’kmaw as Kespukwitk, or “Land’s End”. The Acadians settled the area after returning from 13 years of exile from Nova Scotia. Clare is the municipal name of the area, while Baie Sainte-Marie is the colloquial name, coming from the name of the bay adjacent to the shore. Today it is the only bilingual municipality in Nova Scotia, with a majority French-speaking population, along with a common Nova Scotia ethnic profile of Irish, Scottish, German, Mi’kmaq, Metis, and so on. Universite Sainte- Anne, mainly in French, now draws hundreds of international students each year to the area, as well as some international staff, who add to the cultural fabric.
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Les Acadiens d’La Baie, at DITART Centre, presents the French Acadians of Saint Mary’s Bay, Nova Scotia, through their history, language, art, culture and music. The original Acadians were the first European settlers in Canada beginning in 1604. Their descendants arrived in Baie Sainte-Marie in 1768, and have remained there since. They have maintained family ties throughout the Francophone world, including Louisiana, where their relatives are known as Cajuns. Baie Sainte-Marie/Clare Municipality is Nova Scotia’s only officially bilingual municipality and is surrounded by English and Mi’kmaq speakers, leading to an interesting linguistic evolution of old French, Metis and modern English. Please join us at DITART to learn more!
“Les Acadiens d’La Baie”, një ekspozitë në Qendrën kulturore DitArt, prezanton akadianët frankofonë të Gjirit të Shën Mërisë, në Skocinë e Re, përmes historisë së tyre, gjuhës, kulturës dhe muzikës. Akadianët janë kolonia e parë evropiane që mbërriti në Kanada duke filluar nga viti 1604. Pasardhësit e tyre janë vendosur në Gjirin e Shën Mërisë më 1768-ën dhe kanë ndenjur aty që prej asaj kohe.
“Les Acadiens d’La Baie”, une exposition au Centre DitArt, présente les Acadiens francophones de la Baie Sainte-Marie, en Nouvelle-Ecosse, à travers leur histoire, leur langage, leur culture et leur musique. Les Acadiens sont les premiers colons européens arrivés au Canada à partir de 1604. Leurs descendants se sont installés dans la Baie Sainte-Marie en 1768 et y sont restés depuis
Born 1959 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Vilhem’s motive in the world revolves around human relationships and the landscape that surrounds us and is within us, or as he states “It is the blind spot I try to identify through art”. Creativity started as a bolt from the sky. The media images of the Kosovo war during the 90’s marked an important call for the artist to express his perspective on our human relationships. Vilhelm works with selfinvented techniques, and his paintings have thick and bold brush strokes, thicker than you think.
Do not miss the opportunity to see original works during the exhibition at DITART.
DITART International & Community Culture Center
Str. Mustafa Lleshi, Nr. 41,Tirana, Albania
Supported by http://www.EkphrasisStudio.com
Exhibition RELATIONS- Ekspozita LIDHJET
Lindur me 1959- Kopenhagen, Danimark
Motivi i Vilhelmit ndaj botes rrotullohet rreth lidhjeve dhe marredhenieve ndermjet njerezve and pejsazheve qe na rrethojne ose jane brenda nesh, ose sic thote artisti “Eshte Pika e Verber qe une perpiqem te identifikoj ndermjet artit”. Krijmtaria filloi si nje vetetime nga qielli. Imazhet e medias gjate luftes ne Kosove ne vitet 90-te shenuan nje thirrje te rendesishme per artistin per te shprehur perspektiven e tij ndaj lidhjeve dhe marredhenieve njerezore. Vilhem punon me teknika te shpikura vete dhe pikturat e tij kane penelata te trasha, me te trasha se cmund te mendoni.
Mos e humbni mundesine per te pare veprat origjinale gjate ekspozites tek DITART.
DITART Qender Kulture Nderkombetare dhe Komunitare
Rr. Mustafa Lleshi, Nr. 41,Tirana, Albania
Mbeshtetur nga http://www.EkphrasisStudio.com
Video tour of the Museum of Testimony and Memory. This museum, housed in a former secret service headquarters and prison, preserves the evidence and facts of the brutal aspects of the Albanian Communist regime in Shkodra and Albania.
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Born 1959 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Vilhelm’s motive in the world revolves around human relationships and the landscape that surrounds us and is within us, or as he states “It is the blind spot I try to identify through art”. Creativity started as a bolt from the sky. The media images of the Kosovo war during the 90’s marked an important call for the artist to express his perspective on our human relationships. Vilhelm works with selfinvented techniques, and his paintings have thick and bold brush strokes, thicker than you think.
Do not miss the opportunity to see original works during the exhibition at DITART. Oct. 16- Nov. 20, 2015. DITART International & Community Culture Center. Str. Mustafa Lleshi, Nr. 41,Tirana, Albania.
Supported by www.EkphrasisStudio.com
Lindur më 1959- Kopenhagen, Danimark http://vilhelmaagaard.dk/
Motivi i Vilhelmit ndaj botës rrotullohet rreth lidhjeve dhe marrëdhënieve ndërmjet njerëzve dhe pejsazheve që na rrethojnë ose janë brenda nesh, ose sic thotë artisti “Është Pika e Verbër që unë përpiqem të identifikoj ndërmjet artit”. Krijmtaria filloi si një vetëtimë nga qielli. Imazhet e medias gjatë luftes në Kosovë në vitet 90-të shënuan një thirrje të rëndësishme për artistin për të shprehur perspektivën e tij ndaj lidhjeve dhe marrëdhënieve njerëzore. Vilhem punon me teknika të shpikura vetë dhe pikturat e tij kanë penelata të trasha, më të trasha se çmund të mendoni.
16 Tetor- 20 Nëntor, 2015 @ DITART Qendër Kulture Ndërkombëtare e Komunitare, Rr. Mustafa Lleshi, Nr. 41, Tirana, Albania. Mbështetur nga www.EkphrasisStudio.com
An event celebrating the diverse kinds of tomatoes grown by Annapolis Seeds in Nictaux, Nova Scotia. Over 120 varieties featured. Annapolis Seeds is a Bioregional Seed Bank for the Maritimes – Maintaining, selecting and developing a diversity of seeds to thrive in our climate.
Video log of visit to Shag Harbour UFO Museum and crash site.
The Museum is supported by a group of dedicated volunteer workers of the Shag Harbour UFO Incident Society. http://www.shagharbourufo.com/
The Shag Harbour UFO incident was the reported impact of an unknown large object into waters near Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on October 4, 1967. The reports were investigated by various civilian (Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Coast Guard) and military (Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force) agencies of the Government of Canada and the U.S. Condon Committee. Shag Harbour is equivalent in stature in Canada as the Roswell UFO incident is in the United States.