Nuyamlhamkit (They Want to Sing)

(1 hour)
Snxakila & Slts'lani

Nuyamlhamkit (They Want to Sing) shares ancestral Nuxalk songs, highlighting the different types of Nuxalk songs for example: feast songs, staltmc (chief) songs, cry songs and more. Listeners hear the history (story) behind the song, who composed it (if known) and why. The song will be sung and also broken down line by line for listeners to learn the song and the translation of it. Original old recordings that have been made of elders will be played and those same songs played in different time frames, the growth and change of the song over time are examined showing how Nuxalk songs have changed over time. This show provides the ingredients needed so that people so we can begin composing new songs again.

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