The name Spirit Wind represents the importance of giving thanks for our breath. Multi-talented artists, singers, song-writers and dancers. Nancy Johnson, Jenny Blackbird, Dawnis Kennedy, Krysta Williams, Michele Perpaul, Amy Desjarlais, Rochelle Allan, Tania Cordoba come together to share Native traditional and social hand-drum songs through stories, drum, voice and shakers.
This style of singing brings women from all over Turtle Island together and offers them an opportunity to practice and live Native spirituality in traditional as well as non-traditional settings. Women’s hand drum social singing is a relatively new tradition, however the drum itself has been acknowledged as the heartbeat of Mother Earth since time immemorial. The drumbeat reminds of our relationship and connection to Creation.
Spirit Wind invites you to join us on Mandela Freedom Walk this Saturday June 20.
We will be sharing our voices between 11:15 am – 12:15 pm before the walk.
The walk begins at Courthouse Square, 361 University Avenue, which at the south east corner of Armoury Street and University Avenue. This is the start of the Walk where people gather.
We have been asked to help to engage people in a positive spiritual way which is intended to reflect a commitment to the vision of an inclusive society, free from all discrimination, and respectful of human rights for all Peoples.
Dia De Los Muertos 2014
November 1, 2014 please come out to the Dia De Los Muertos at Artscape Wychwood Barns.
Spirit Wind will be there to sing a few songs for this beautiful ceremony.
Free admission, 4:00-10:00 PM
Artscape Wychwood Barns 601 Christie St. Toronto, Ontario
Bring a yellow flower for the altar.
Spirit Wind had the honour of singing for the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Awards.
The Gala awards show will be aired tonight (Sunday July 27th) on the OMNI Television network.
See below for the channel and times:
OMNI.1 – 9pm ET
OMNI.2 – 7pm ET
OMNI Alberta – 9pm MT
OMNI BC – 9pm PT
On May 28, 2014 Spiritwind helped celebrate the launch of a new Aboriginal Midwifery toolkit
Check out the press release for the launch of the new tool kit here:
Find the toolkit here:
Toronto Birth Centre!
Please see the link to the Toronto Star story “Midwifery comes of age in Ontario” which includes a photo of the woman who gave birth while Amy and Jenny were singing upstairs for the Honouring Indigenous Women Book launch and fundraiser!
So beautiful to see mother and son in the photo, a great honour to be able to sing a welcoming song to the new little one.
Tonight Spirit Wind will be singing at an event with Julia Butterfly Hill: http://www.juliabutterfly.com
There are tickets still available: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/roots-and-vision-seeds-for-change-tickets-11049243585
60 Lowther Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1C7
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)