This spring, Darkspark has been busy traveling across the country with The Four Directions Project. Conceptualized by a group of Grade 8 youth from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, The Four Directions Project is a cross-cultural colonial history project that invites youth to reflect on Canada's history through pop music. We have been blessed to collaborate with and learn from amazing Elders, community leaders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and outstanding youth in each place we’ve visited.
We will be traveling to 11 communities in total over the next two years - Cambridge, Ontario was the first stop on our journey!
William G. Davis school was remarkable, as was our partner teacher Kim Stenhouse and her Grade 7/8 class. These students were called to action through the learning and experiences we shared in the classroom, recording studio and community presentation.
To get a glimpse of what we’ve been up to, enjoy this re-cap video of our time in Cambridge, Ontario. Songs and lyric videos to follow.
Big love to all who came together to create this beautiful project, especially our collaborators in Cambridge: Nigel Irwin, Memorecks, Sage Wright our Elder Red Bear and our talented videographer Zach Patton.
For more information about the Four Directions Project, check out darkspark.ca/fourdirections/