This Land weaves in Sto:lo stories

This Land is part of the ongoing Cultural Experience Series at Sto:lo Nation site on Oct. 25

  • Sat Oct 19th, 2013 2:00pm
  • Life


It’s a special tribute to the earth’s healing and restorative powers with vocal performances and traditional Sto:lo storytelling.

This Land is part of the ongoing Cultural Experience Series, on Oct. 25 at the Sto:lo Resource Centre.

This Land will showcase two new vocal compositions by B.C. composers Ed Henderson and Imant Raminsh, in partnership with vocal ensemble, Musicia Intima.

Before the concert, Naxaxalhts’i (Sonny McHalsie) who is Cultural Advisor, of the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre for Stó:lō Nation, will be retelling a transformation story in the ancient oral tradition.

So the stó:lō “sxwoxwiyam,” or stories of the ancestors, will be woven into this unique event.

“These narratives will remind you of the fundamental threads that link us to our natural surroundings.”

It starts at 6 p.m. with a pre-concert talk with the composers and Mchalsie in the Resource Centre. Then the vocal performance is at 7:30 p.m. in the Coqualeetza Longhouse.

Tickets for ‘This Land’ Vocal Concert, are free, compliments of Stó:lō Nation, Sto:lo Research and Resource Management Centre and Musica Intima. Call Francine at 604-824-3211 or 604-798-8143.

This Land, Friday, October 25 at 6 p.m. at the Stó:lō Nation site on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack, see for more upcoming events.