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NACO review: Estacio's new score gives voice to Rita Joe's words and spirit

NACO review: Estacio's new score gives voice to Rita Joe's words and spirit

January 15, 2016
National

"Mi’kmaq poet Rita Joe lost her talk as a child at residential school in Nova Scotia. Composer John Estacio and the NAC Orchestra have returned it to her, giving voice to her words and her spirit.

I Lost My Talk is the second of four major new commissions artistic director Alexander Shelley is premiering during his debut season. All four centre on the lives of Canadian women. The first, Dear Life, was based on a short story by Alice Munro. The next two are said to feature Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman in space, and Amanda Todd, the teenager whose tragic death prompted a national discussion about online bullying..."

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