Last Monday, I went to see a show by Emile Bilodo and his guests at the FrancoFolies de Montréal.
I came away changed.
Together with thousands of people, I watched a big music show. Emile Bilodo sang his greatest songs and invited local artists to sing along with him.
His program dedicated it to Joyce Ichakan.
Scott Ben-Picard, Laura Nikway, Elisabee Isaac, The Matin Group, Emile Belleaudo & Co. space saver He proved to us that mixing cultures is very powerful.
I’m not a big fan of music shows, but this time it was different. For the first time, I felt what Justin Bieber fans feel. On the sound of Scott Ben Picard’s guitar, I drifted away like never before. Elisabee Isaac’s singing made me happy more than anything else.
I already knew that, but this show reminded me that we’ve been missing out on the richness of Aboriginal cultures for far too long.
nutritious for everyone
During the show, Emile Bilodeau proposed the following idea: why not teach the indigenous language to young people in primary and secondary schools?
I didn’t find him crazy. Like Emile, I believe that non-indigenous people, both young and old, would benefit from contact more often with indigenous cultures.
Being interested in these languages, this music, these artistic expressions nurtures everyone. By being aware of the range of experiences through which these exchanges can enrich us, we close our noses at ignorance.
More aboriginal music on the radio, more representatives of 11 aboriginal nations of Quebec on TV, for example, it seems to me that it’s not that complicated.
We all have to win!
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