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One Hundred Voices provide musical soundtrack to Idle No More

Ted Wright and Bopoma are among the acts who will be supporting Idle No More Feb. 2 in Duncan. -
Ted Wright and Bopoma are among the acts who will be supporting Idle No More Feb. 2 in Duncan.
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One Hundred Voices for One World are Idle No More.

The Cowichan Valley Choir is joining with the Cowichan Spirit Drummers, Paul Ruszel and Bopoma (featuring Ted Wright, left) Saturday in a benefit concert for the political movement centred on the federal government's Bill C-45 and the First Nations and environmental concerns that is has created.

"I am deeply touched by Idle No More. This musical event is the way I support Canada, my community of Duncan, First Nations' rights, and humanity as a whole — through song, 100 Voices director Cari Burdett said in a media release. "I believe that singing has the power to move people and to open the hearts, creating greater than imagined possibilities."

Immediately following the music, Joe Thorne — Cowichan Band member and Duncan City Councillor — will lead a discussion about Idle No More, describing how he finds the community currently "awakening to the truth."

"The Idle No More Movement is focusing the attention of many politically-aware Canadians on the way that diverse voices and opinions are systematically excluded, committee reviews minimized, and debate quashed through the omnibus approach to legislation at the Federal level," event spokesperson Cobi de Vos said in the release.

The show begins at 2 p.m. in the Mercury Theatre, 331 Brae Rd. in Duncan.

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