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Indigenous music from Hokkaidō and British Columbia

  • Museum of Anthropology 6393 Northwest Marine Drive Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada (map)

Join us for a special evening of Indigenous music featuring Ainu singers from Hokkaidō and a Haida singer from British Columbia.

Ainu singers Mayunkiki and Tomoe Yahata from Hokkaidō share the stage with Haida singer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson to perform an evening of remarkable music. They’ll be joined by Terri-Lynn’s band members: Bill Henderson, Claire Lawrence, Jodi Proznick, Saffron Henderson and Camille Henderson.

The Ainu peoples are Indigenous to the Hokkaidō island of Japan and the Sakhalin and Kuril Islands of Russia.

This event is organized in conjunction with the Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond workshop by the Centre for Japanese Research at UBC to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1869 incorporation of the island of Hokkaidō, or Ainu Moshir.


($10 after 5pm on Thursdays; free to Indigenous peoples, UBC students and staff)