FREE: The Fusion Sessions: Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers

Concert Information

Performance dates
Thu. March 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers:
Alan Syliboy, vocals and drum
Evan Syliboy, guitar
Aaron Prosper, vocals and hand drum
Joanne Hatfield, vocals, percussion, flute, and guitar
Lukas Pearse, fretless electric bass

The Thundergirls:
Sarah Prosper, interpretive dancer
Tehya Milliea, fancy shawl dancer
Patience Syliboy, jingle dancer

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor/host
On the program

Honour Song
Signal Fire
Dream Canoe
The Owl

Featuring Symphony Nova Scotia musicians
Étienne Chénard, viola; Rachel Desoer, cello; Eileen Walsh, bass clarinet; Chris Palmer, bassoon; David Parker, horn; D’Arcy Gray, percussion

Millbrook First Nation’s Alan Syliboy is a visionary, multi-disciplinary, multi-award-winning Mi’kmaw artist. Together with his band The Thundermakers, he weaves together storytelling, spoken word, improvisation, dance, and multimedia art to create a deep, immersive musical tapestry that explores the themes of searching, spirituality, struggle, and reconciliation. Now, for the very first time, Alan shares his groundbreaking art with Symphony Nova Scotia musicians in an intimate, evocative exploration of Mi’kmaw creativity and spirit.

Plus, Alan sits down with host Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser to answer your previously submitted questions!

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"Music that'll crack your skull open and scramble up what's inside – with Syliboy's visual art acting as the inspiration."

– The Coast