Galitcha

Galitcha is a visionary ensemble that performs original compositions based on Indian folk music, combined with influences from jazz, world and North American folk. A Galitcha show can be described as love songs and rhythms that will make the crowd dance, a contagious "joie de vivre". The word "galitcha" means "tapestry" and Galitcha is most certainly that. They will bring the audience on a superb musical journey full of emotions. Alternating between French and English, the performers explain the meaning of songs sung in the Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi languages.

Curriculum Links

Identifying similarities and differences between local community and communities around the world; identifying tempo; response to music from a variety of cultures; effects of different musical instruments; sing with expression and proper technique; physical activity and teamwork though group participation.


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French Immersion

A Tapestry of World Music

Residency Performance English French Immersion

Galitcha (meaning tapestry) weaves cross-cultural links, presenting music based on traditional East Indian styles, meshed with musical influences from around the world. This world-travelling group offers a unique combination of voice, percussion, tablas, sax, flute, and various East Indian drums.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, General Public
Maximum:
300
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $695 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day $895 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $990 + HST
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Bollywood Dance

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

(one artist) Learn basic movements from Indian popular culture and get the whole group involved in a dance choreography. Explore basic Bhangra, Dhandia (stick dance) and Bollywood dances.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Teachers, General Public
Maximum:
60
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One hour session: $250 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $365 + HST
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A Tapestry of World Music

Residency Performance English Seniors

Galitcha (meaning tapestry) weaves cross-cultural links, presenting music based on traditional East Indian styles, meshed with musical influences from around the world. This world-travelling group offers a unique combination of voice, harmonium, tablas, sax, flute, guitar, dulcimer, and various East Indian drums.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $485 + HST
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Bollywood Dance

Residency Workshop English Seniors

(One artist) Dance is a fun and easy way to get some exercise and build community! Learn the basic movements from Indian popular culture and get the whole group involved in a simple and fun dance choreography. This workshop is guaranteed to make you smile. Participants will explore basic Bhangra, and Bollywood dances.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One 1 hour workshop $315 + HST
Half day: Two 1 hour workshops $365 + HST
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