Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow
Livestream Film and Virtual Artist Reception
Great Artist Music Series
7:00 pm EDT
Commissioned by the Festival of the Sound in 2018, Sounding Thunder is a musical journey into the life of the renowned Ojibwe WWI sniper and decorated officer of the Canadian military, Francis Pegahmagabow. Composed by Tim Corlis and written by Ojibwe poet Armand Garnet Ruffo, it is a complex work divided into three acts, exploring Pegahmagabow’s early years immersed in the world of the Anishinaabe spirits, his extraordinary accomplishments in the trenches of WWI, and finally his political life as Chief of the Wausauksing Ojibwe and founder of the early Indigenous political movement in Canada.
Join this week to stream the phenomenal work that is Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow. The recording includes a short documentary on The Making of Sounding Thunder, intro remarks from Brian McInness (Pegahmagabow’s great grandson), and a the professionally-produced filmed debut of this seminal work at The Festival of the Sound. We welcome you to the live-online Zoom Reception, as we hear from the creators and curators of this work in a lively and informative panel event.
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