ENTERTAINMENT – Non-indigenous, indigenous voices to come together

Rod Bandura and Margit Gossage. (Image: Amplified Consulting)

The voices of indigenous and non-indigenous people will come together in an Aug. 14 concert called ‘For the People — A Cultural Experience.”

Details of the event were unveiled at a press event Thursday (July 7, 2022) at the Kamloops Powwow Arbour. It will feature Rod Bandura and Margit Gossage, who perform for local audiences under the name Margit Sky Project.

“This will be a concert experience like no other,” said Gossage, who sings and plays rhythm guitar with the Margit Sky Project.

“It is an opportunity to hear original music written and performed by Rod and myself with our band of six, but with a twist, as we’ve invited several members of the Kamloops Symphony and performers from Sage Hills Drummers and Dancers to join us. They’ve graciously accepted the invitation and, performing together, we know the evening will be unforgettable.”

Bandura, whose First Nations’ name is Little Sky, has toured extensively with Gossage and has opened for Burton Cummings, Trooper, Barney Bentall, and actor Kevin Costner and his band Modern West.

“I’ve played so many great shows, but this one, it’s different,” said Bandura.

“We are intentionally bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous sisters and brothers together to perform as one.”

Kelson Group is the presenting sponsor.

’For the People – A Cultural Experience’ will run for one night only at the Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are $49 (including taxes and fees) and are available through Kamloops LIVE! Box Office. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to support the work of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS).

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