Episode Four: A Conversation with Neil Weisensel, Co-Director and Composer for Li Keur, Riel’s Heart of the North
Aug 29th, 2020 by likeur
In this episode, Bryna Link (Peguis First Nation) and Hannah Connelly speak with composer and co-director of the Li Keur production, Neil Weisensel. He shares about the beginnings of Li Keur, the careful process of collaboration in regards to Indigenous and non Indigenous artistry, and explains how he composed some pieces for the dramatic musical, namely Ni mayagenimaak (the Mending of Violence), sung by Julie Lumsden and Baptize Me in my Galilee.
Link to Ni mayagenimaak YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVJbT96yFtI&feature=emb_title
The music used in this podcast comes directly from the Li Keur, Riel's Heart of the North dramatic musical. In this episode, we also feature fiddler Alex Kusturok, playing the Red River Jig. Please visit his website for more: https://alexkusturok.com/bio
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