Music as a tool for dialogue in the Mékinac MRC

Saint-Adelphe, July 30, 2020 – La Boîte interculturelle, an organization based in Saint-Adelphe that organizes and creates exchanges between cultural communities, is proud to present the project Mamu Ensemble Together and two round tables on August 29th and August 30th in the Mékinac regional county municipality.

These events are made possible by the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program as well as in partnerships with Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-utenam, Pasa Musik, the Mékinac regional county municipality, the municipality of Saint-Adelphe, the municipality of Grandes-Piles, Sainte-Thècle’s Tacos El Sombrero restaurant and over 18 other partners.

This second edition of the Mamu Ensemble Together project brings together three unique artists: Shauit, an Innu author-composer-singer from Mani-utenam in northern Quebec, Salif Sanou (Lasso), an author, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso, and Saulo Olmedo Evans, a percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from Panama. They will take part in the following:


PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT – Saturday, August 29th / 7 p.m.
Saint-Adelphe’s Centre multifonctionnel

Together with Shauit, Lasso & Saulo, we will present the Mamu Ensemble Ensemble project followed by a questions & answers session to promote diversity and intercultural understanding.
50 people maximum | First come, first served.

Please note that the Public Health instructions in force must be respected by all and that the wearing of a mask will be compulsory.

ROUND TABLE – Sunday, August 30th / 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Outdoor stage of Grandes-Pile’s municipal park (or municipal hall in case of rain)

Round table animated by Autrement d’ici. Participants will discuss issues related to multiculturalism. 35 people maximum | first come, first served

Please note that the Public Health instructions in force must be respected by all and that the wearing of a mask will be compulsory (if indoor).

ROUND TABLE – Sunday, August 30th / 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tacos El Sombrero, Sainte-Thècle

Round table facilitated by Autrement d’ici. Participants will discuss issues related to multiculturalism. 35 people maximum | first come, first served.

Please note that the Public Health instructions in force must be respected by all and that the wearing of a mask will be compulsory.

These events will be limited to a fixed number of people per event or the limit fixed by Public Health for indoor and outdoor meetings, solely on a “first come, first seated” basis. No exceptions.

Mindful of everyone’s health and respectful of the health measures put forward by public health authorities, we will take every necessary step to enable social distancing and will provide required sanitary devices. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for the Saturday night event and indoor gatherings.

Your health and safety are our priorities.

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The Municipality of Saint-Adelphe is proud to collaborate to the coming of the MAMU ENSEMBLE TOGETHER project and promote intercultural exchanges with the population. It’s an honour and a privilege for us to have this opportunity to learn and open ourselves to new cultural horizons.

– Paul Labranche, Mayor

The project aims to engage communities and draw bridges between them to promote multiculturalism and the fight against racism. Mamu Ensemble Together was developed to start a dialogue with communities, following themes such as

  • Do you believe music has an important role to play in relations with other people? Why?
  • What effect and impact can a music project like Mamu Ensemble Together have within communities?

Mamu Ensemble Together is a great community adventure filled with hope and in which everyone’s voice is heard.

Overview

  • La Boîte interculturelle brings together communities by offering favourable conditions for creation, empowerment and dialogue.
  • The municipality of Saint-Adelphe is located in the Mékinac regional county municipality, near Mauricie’s largest cities, and is crossed by the majestic Batiscan River. Saint-Adelphe offers an exceptional quality of life; its green spaces, recreational trails and welcoming population will charm you.
  • The municipality of Grandes-Piles was the cradle of floater timber in Mauricie, which came to a stop in 1996 after 150 years. Grandes-Piles is a milestone in the forestry industry. Since 1996, the Saint-Maurice River has offered a vast choice of nautical sports and is a sailing paradise.
  • Tacos El Sombrero in Sainte-Thècle is a Mexican cuisine restaurant.
  • Marché public Kapibouska – The “Village western Kapibouska” project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to put on the forefront the western colour that characterizes St-Tite.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Nathalie Lévesque
Executive director and founder, La Boîte interculturelle
418-926-4045
boiteinterculturelle@gmail.com