TEMAGAMI – Music has a way of inspiring and connecting.
Living Temagami – Arts and Culture recognizes this and believes that music makes the North a culturally better place.
In light of this, Living Temagami plans to hold a series of acoustic music concerts in “Raven’s Nest”, which is located on the mezzanine level of Temagami Station.
Concerts are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month this year from 3 p.m.
“The first hour-long show for this calendar year will air on YouTube on January 31 at 3 p.m. with duo Temagami Blue, (who is) the blues and folk rock-oriented talents of John Shymko and Dylan Shigwadja,” David said. . Laronde, a musician from Temagami who is the musical director of the concert series.
“The link to the YouTube feed will be posted on the Living Temagami – Arts and Culture Facebook page as soon as it is available,” he said in an email interview.
In order to comply with COVID-19 protocols, Laronde said the first concert will be recorded at the artist’s home and aired on January 31.
“I hope the show on February 28 takes place on the Raven’s Nest stage at Temagami Station,” he said.
Laronde said the Raven’s Nest was chosen as the venue for the concert series as an intimate music concert venue and art gallery for painters, photographers and artisans exhibiting and selling their original works.
“The acoustics of Raven’s Nest are very lively in terms of resonance and natural reverberation,” he noted.
“It exudes a chic and historic concert hall atmosphere.”
Half of the station’s lower level contains more exhibition space and the Living Temagami office. The other half is occupied by the Chamber of Commerce as the city’s Information Center.
“The station has recently been restored to its original beauty with generous oak ceilings and moldings around the windows and doors,” said Laronde.
“Elegant masonry from 1907 forms the exterior walls, making it an elegant and timeless place to visit and experience all year round.”
Laronde added that Living Temagami recognizes music as an integral part of the Northeastern Ontario arts scene and says she “hopes to nurture and promote singer-songwriters and musicians and make Temagami a place to be. important music in Northeastern Ontario ”.
Jamie Mountain is a reporter with the Local Journalism Initiative (IJI) for the Temiskaming Speaker. The LJI program is funded by the Government of Canada.