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Ansley Simpson to perform as part of Sault College's Visiting Artist Series

Free performance happens March 12 at Odeno

Sault College, along with Sault College Indigenous Studies, is proud to present Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter and arts advocate Ansley Simpson in concert. Ansley joins the college as part of its first annual Visiting Artist Series which brings nationally acclaimed artists of all disciplines to Sault College and to the wider community. This initiative is led by Sault College Indigenous Studies and has been made possible through support from and collaboration with various Sault College departments.

Community members are invited to join Ansley Simpson in concert on:

Date: Thursday, March 12
Where: Odeno, Sault College
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

This rare solo performance will be free to the public. Ansley’s powerful voice and stunning compositions are sure to entertain and uplift. Don’t miss the chance to see this magnificent performer in concert.

Simpson’s first album, the critically acclaimed Breakwall, has received extensive radio play. Her sophomore album, She Fell From the Sky, a modern retelling of the traditional Anishinaabe story of Sky Woman, is set for release in 2020. Simpson has been awarded the Imaginative/Slaight Bullseye Award in 2017. In 2018, she won Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards. She tours widely as a solo performer, with her own band, and as part of the backing group for scholar, poet and performer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

The Visiting Artist Series will feature artists who will offer student workshops culminating in a public exhibition of their work. During Ansley’s week at Sault College, March 10-13, she will conduct student workshops in songwriting and in creative approaches to managing anxiety, as well as perform a free concert.

The series is intended to demonstrate practical, life-enhancing applications for creative expression by encouraging dialogue between professional artists and people interested in the arts.

For more information on Ansley Simpson, visit here website or BandCamp.

For more information about Sault College’s Visiting Artist Series contact Mark Dunn at 705 759-2554 ext. 2651.


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