Returning to her Roots and her aboriginal heritage, a performance by Canadian Artist Laura Vinson has all the ingredients. Authentic Native sound, songs and stories about North American Indians mixed in a contemporary musical show. The ancestral spirit is audibly present when the Indigenous Dancers enter the stage and perform their traditional dances. Visually, emotionally and musically this is a glimpse into the life and history of Native North American Indians- you can feel the Spirits are there!
To be in the audience at a Laura Vinson & Free Spirit Concert is to experience what it was like to be part of the spiritual and tribal rituals of a time long past. One feels the Ancestral Spirits hovering over the performers especially when the Native dancers make their proud and mysterious entrances. Their dazzling outfits, dances, songs and drumming come from centuries of spiritually and tradition. It evokes a feeling of the past and present merging in Laura’s songs, the band’s music and the ancient rhythms and melodies from the Native performances Accompanied by a multi-instrumentalist four piece band and the powwow dancers, Laura has in the past few years performed at large festivals in Canada, America, Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Korea. This group has won more than 20 Canadian Recording industry awards.
Laura Vinson was born and raised in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains near Jasper National Park.. Her metis heritage is Cherokee, Cree English and French. In all her songs you feel the roots of her Aboriginal background. The songs tell about the life of the North American Indians and their traditions. From her album, songs as ‘Louisiana Purchase’ tell a true story about her Cherokee Great-Grandmother who was purchased by her American husband for just a ‘good horse and some blankets’ A performance from Laura Vinson combines traditional music performed in a comtemporary presentation and involves the audience in the other side of the Wild West way of life in historical and present day North America.
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