‘Walking Through the Fire’: Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String

‘Walking Through the Fire’: Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String
ON TOUR! ‘Walking Through the Fire’ – Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String

The tour is an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of music from Turtle Island with Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, Ojibwe/Finnish Singer-Songwriter Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), Coast Tsm’syen Singer-Songwriter Shannon Thunderbird, The North Sound from the prairies, local dancers in each city, as well as virtual guests Elder and poet Dr. Duke Redbird, Northern Cree powwow group, Inuit throat-singers Kendra Tagoona & Tracy Sarazin and more!


  • Jan 19 - Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, Ottawa
  • Jan 23 – Kingston Grand Theatre
  • Jan 25 – Rose Theatre, Brampton
  • Feb 1 – River Run Centre, Guelph
  • Feb 2 – Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, Scarborough
  • Mar 2-3 - Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

These artists have come together in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and Final Report that calls for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to work together to find a path forward. Together these artists are making a safe, creative space where new connections can be dreamed of – not in the Western way of thinking and problematizing – but instead a deeper sharing and understanding, with music being the common ground to help cultures connect and understand each other. The concert feature lyrics in Dene, Inuktitut, Sm’algyax, Cree, and Michif. 

“We are opening doors for each other, as Indigenous peoples, as settler peoples. This project is about creating connections and spaces to learn from each other” - Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk

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