Learning about the brassband musical tradition of Nunatsiavut
Jenny Hunter and Jimmy Tuttauk talking with CBC’s John Gaudi by phone from Hopedale. A group of Nunatsiavut beneficiaries are literally “blowing” their own horns — and some other instruments, too. About 25 people are taking a workshop in Hopedale, one that aims to revive Inuit brass-band music. The tradition is in jeopardy, as there’s only a handful of brass-band musicians around these days. Jenny Hunter and Jimmy Tuttauk are from Hopedale, and they’re both taking the workshop. Labrador Morning reporter John Gaudi caught up with them on the phone.
Link to Mp3: BRASS BAND