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SHE SINGS AS SHE FLIES

In the autumn of 2017, Patchwork conceived a special project - a concert production featuring music from the Helen Creighton collection of traditional Nova Scotian folk songs, entitled She Sings as She Flies.

They invited three additional Nova Scotian singers to help them create and perform the piece: Nicole LeBlanc, Kirsten Olivia and Naomi Dawn Poulette, to sing songs from the Acadian, African Nova Scotian, and Mi’kmaq communities.

Together the singers examined the rich legacy of the music and posed questions regarding Creighton’s work, and the social and cultural environment in Nova Scotia at the time the songs were collected, and now.

The She Sings as She Flies documentary was directed, shot and edited by Jenni Welsh. It premiered at the Atlantic International Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 2018.
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Photo • John David

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