Sunday, October 1, 2017
Marcia Ostashewski

In-community launch of August 2015!

Join us for an in-community launch of the web portal, Saturday, August 1, 5:30 pm at the Ukrainian Hall in Whitney Pier (51 West Street)! We invite you to join us in celebrating the public launch of this tremendous community-based initiative that shares rich resources about Eastern and Central European [...]

July 17, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski 0

Excited to be in Kazakhstan at ICTM World Conference!

I’m thrilled to be participating in the International Council for Traditional Music World Conference that opened today in Astana, Kazakhstan at the Kazakh National University of Arts! I’m here with more than 400 delegates from over 100 countries, sharing research and engaging in exciting discussions about music and culture from around the world. We began our first day, [...]

July 16, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Uncategorized Comments Off on Excited to be in Kazakhstan at ICTM World Conference!

Singing Storytellers – Sunjata Story – featured on the BBC!

So proud to have had the Singing Storytellers “Sunjata Story” filmic material previewed in London, England at a SOAS conference on identities last week! LISTEN to Cherif Keita tell us about the story during his recent interview on the BBC! Learn more about the Singing Storytellers project – watch videos, listen to podcasts, and more! [...]

June 30, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Singing Storytellers 0

Curating Ethnomusicology/Exhibiting Music events begin Monday, June 15!

I’m proud to be a part of the Exhibiting Sound team, and looking forward to  opening of a week of exciting events at Cape Breton University. This Monday at 9 a.m we begin the Curating Ethnomusicology pre-conference workshop! The first public Exhibiting Sound event is Curating Ethnomusicology, a pre-conference workshop in digital humanities being held at CBU from June [...]

June 13, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Exhibiting Sound 0

Come out this Friday at 7 pm to the iCreate showcase event!

Please join us Friday, June 12 for a closing presentation from the iCreate Cape Breton Pilot Project. This youth showcase, starting at 7 pm at the Boardmore Theatre at Cape Breton University, features visual art, rapping, spoken word, theatrical exercises, and a films screenings that young Cape Bretoners have developed over [...]

June 9, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski iCreate Cape Breton Comments Off on Come out this Friday at 7 pm to the iCreate showcase event!

“Curating Ethnomusicology” Workshop – June 15-16th

CSTM 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia June 15th-16th 2015 A two-day pre-conference workshop, “Curating Ethnomusicology,” will be held June 15-16th, addressing the role of ethnomusicology and its interlocutors in curatorial practices related to diverse musical practices. This interdisciplinary workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn [...]

June 4, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Exhibiting Sound 0

MUSICultures (41-2) on “Connecting with Communities” now online!

The most recent issue of MUSICultures (41-2), a special issue on “Connecting with Communities” guest edited by Dr. Marcia Ostashewski (Cape Breton University), is now online! [...]

June 1, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski News & Updates 0

iEngage Cape Breton CBC Interview

Starting in May, 2015 youth, Elders, and scholars from a number of communities in Eastern Cape Breton will come together to share knowledge and gain skills in aid of the iCreate Cape Breton project. Over May and June, the groups will meet to develop materials in their own communities, and [...]

May 22, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski iCreate Cape Breton 0

Songs of Truth Website Expanded

The Songs of Truth website has recently been expanded- you can now visit the ‘Songs’ pages to read Julian Kytasty’s lively program notes for the Songs of Truth CD, read up on the history of the bandura and the kobzar tradition under ‘The Bandura’, meet our project contributors under ‘About’, and learn [...]

May 22, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Songs of Truth 0

Bards of the World CBC podcasts!

Check out these two new podcasts that include concert recordings from Singing Storytellers performances! Drawing on footage from the fall 2014 concerts and new interviews, CBC’s Wendy Bergfeldt created two Island Echoes shows: Bards of the World Part 1, and Part 2 – featuring Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté and Lassana Diabaté. [...]

May 21, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Singing Storytellers 0