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A Cultural Experience

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We invite corporations and individuals to consider sponsoring the Music For the People concert. Please contact us for more information.

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September 8, 2024

A Tribute to Rod Bandura

The power of music to heal, communicate, and transform spaces is unquestionable. 

Music for the People—A Cultural Experience is a unique concert event bringing the voices, music, and artistry of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together for an unforgettable evening. With passion, talent, and love... Rod “Little Sky” Bandura’s legacy lives on with his stories and music shared, plus the stories of those who were lost in residential schools in Canada, and the enduring impact manifesting today as generational trauma on their families, friends and communities.

 

The concert brings culture, music, artists, and communities together and is suitable for all ages. 

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Songs of the Margit Sky Project
with performers from the Kamloops Symphony
and Sage Hills Singers, Drummers & Dancers

"Music for the People" was conceived in 2022 by Margit and Rod (“Little Sky”) Bandura with a vision to unite Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices in a shared celebration of culture, music, and storytelling. They have always believed that music soothes the soul.

This year’s event will serve as a poignant tribute to Rod Bandura, co-founder of the event, who passed away earlier this year. “I’ve played so many great shows in my life, but this one, it’s different,” Rod had said.

His vision and legacy, to have Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians and performers come together as one to find healing and hope, will live on through Music for the People.

 

Like the past two years, the concert will feature individual and collaborative performances by Margit Sky, Kamloops Symphony, and Sagehill Singers, Drummers and Dancers. There will also be special performances by Johnny Bandura, Henry Small, and Scott Skulmoski

“This cultural experience is a bridge to those who need connection and a break from the challenges of the world. Together, we will harness the power of music to ensure Indigenous peoples’ experiences and teachings are heard by all people,” said Margit.

TESTIMONIALS

“Together with members of my family, we attended the MSky Productions show For the People—A Cultural Experience in Kamloops. The concert was, in a word, amazing! It was so wonderful to see the Margit Sky Project perform with members of the Kamloops Symphony and the Sage Hills Drummers and Dancers all on one stage, showing how beautiful and easy it can be to bring people from diverse musical backgrounds together to share their talents and creativity as one. Each performer was able to tune into the others’ gift of music, dance, and storytelling. It was a night I won’t soon forget and would love to seethis performance shared across Canada.”

 

—Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir—

PHOTO GALLERY

Image Credit: Mary Putnam Photography

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Part of the proceeds from the concert support the good work of the 
Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The IRSSS assists First Nation Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effect of the Residential Schools by supporting research, education, awareness, partnerships, and advocating for justice and healing. The Society assists Survivors with counselling, court support, information, referrals, workshops, and more.

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