The Northwest Passage in Story and Song is a musical and spoken-word performance inspired by the sights and sounds of the Canadian Arctic, its history and its contemporary realities. Touching on the history of Arctic exploration, including the story of Franklin’s lost expedition, the performance goes on to introduce Inuit ideas of territory, community, and creative culture. Combining photography, storytelling, and live original songs, this performance conveys the emotional and spiritual impact of Arctic travel.
Singer-songrwiter David Newland http://www.davidnewland.com/ is veteran performer on the Ontario folk scene who also works as an expedition host and Zodiac driver throughout the Canadian Arctic, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Iceland & Greenland. Newland recently appeared in the Discovery Channel production, Mighty Cruise Ships and wrote the theme song for the train documentary Canada’s Greatest Ride. In 2015 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a distinction reflecting a lifetime of engagement with landscape and story.
The Northwest Passage in Story and Song has been featured in the Kingston Whig-Standard, Ottawa Citizen, The London Free Press, CBC Radio and more.