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The Drum is Calling

The City of Vancouver, in partnership with the three Host Nations – the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations held the Canada 150+ anchor event The Drum Is Calling Festival that ended on Sunday. The nine-day festival takes place from July 22-30 and will showcase an array of traditional and cutting-edge Indigenous arts, culture and music.

Highlighting the festival included performances from iconic artists such as singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, PowWowStep creator DJ Shub, singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, country sensation Crystal Shawanda, northern Ontario rockers Midnight Shine, Juno Award winner William Prince, rising R&B star George Leach, genre-defying artist Kinnie Starr, literary giant Tomson Highway, local Elder Amy George and powerful spoken word poet Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long.

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