Chippewa Travellers, founded in 1998, are an Anishinaabeg family drum group originally from Chippewas of Nawash, Cape Croker reservation (Neyaashingaming) on the eastern shore of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula on Georgian Bay, but now reside throughout Southern and Central Ontario. They perform primarily Northern-style powwow music, featuring soul-stirring, soaring unison vocals driven onward by the insistent thump of the drum they collectively play. With Waseyasige: Shining Brightly (Tribal Spirit Music), Chippewa Travellers won the 2019 Indigenous Music Award for Best Traditional Powwow Recording. We are honoured to welcome them back to Guelph.
Friday 16 September, Friday Night Street Music Party, Market Square, free
Saturday 17 September, ‘GJF in the Parks’, 2:30pm-5:30pm, Norm Jary Park, free
Sunday 18 September, ‘GJF in the Parks’, 2:30pm-5:30pm, York Road Park, free
Photo by Mark Lavallee