VCC music department introduces Indigenous Vocal Ensemble

August 27, 2021
Vancouver Community College’s music department has announced the creation of a new Indigenous Vocal Ensemble that will provide an introduction to Indigenous music and Salish music forms. The singing group, which is under the direction of Russell Wallace from the Lil’wat Nation, will rehearse and perform Indigenous songs using percussion and voice. The group will focus on traditional songs, but will also include collective improvisation and student arrangements and harmonies in its repertoire. Indigenous students and staff are invited to participate in the group, which is open to all levels. VCC (BC)