The Road Forward Re-invigorates 1960′s Activism

Photo of Chief George Manual, courtesy of Doreen Manual, Constitution Express

Photo of Chief George Manual, courtesy of Doreen Manual, Constitution Express

In what promises to be an inspiring and uplifting music-theatre production, red diva projects director Marie Clements, Tuscarora musician Jennifer Kreisberg, and an all-star cast of First Nations singers have taken their inspiration from the pioneering Native Brotherhood of B.C., which actually won some of its battles against the systemic discrimination practiced a half-century ago.

Don’t expect a polemic, however: the organization’s story will be told primarily through projected visuals, while Clements and Kreisberg’s songs will focus on the positive.

“I really want audiences to take away the essence of our theme song, ‘The Road Forward’. It’s like a wiping-of-the-tears ceremony, in my opinion,” Kreisberg says, in a telephone interview from New Britain, Connecticut. “There’s got to be a new paradigm, and we have to start looking at the planet as a planet.”

Read the whole Georgia Straight article here: http://www.straight.com/arts/809471/push-festival-shows-look-back-different-sides-60s

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