Bashment to Bacchanale (BAH-kuh-NAL) walks us through music by some of the earliest non-Indigenous people in the Western world. Brought over through slavery, many tribes from the African continent carried with them hope, strength, and wonderful musical traditions that have influenced a lot of popular music today, especially in the Caribbean! Embark on this journey and let us introduce you to some popular music of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora through Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser’s own composition Hlonolofatsa Bacchanale.
Composed by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
Performed by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra
The NAC Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support from the Friends of the NAC Orchestra, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, Grant and Alice Burton, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.