Item .018 - Greg Young-ing and Gunargie : Action Poetry performance

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Greg Young-ing and Gunargie : Action Poetry performance

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pfla ACP-6-.018

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  • 20 April 1994 (Creation)

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1 VHS (29 min, 39 sec)
1 U-Matic (29 min, 39 sec)
1 mp4 file (29 min, 39 sec)

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Greg was a poet, publisher and member of the Cree nation. Working out of Penticton B.C., he was the editor of Theytis Books. He performed his poetry to music and had been featured on several compilation cassettes of native poetry, notably “America Fears the Drum” and “Your Silence Will Not Protect You.” (1994 Biography)

This video includes Greg Young-Ing and Gunargie’s performance at Action Poetry ’94.
1. Perishing altering state (1:43)
2. Trade offering (3:22)
Greg Young-ing:
3. A fictional love poem from Michael Ondaatje to Linda Spalding (1:06)
4. Madness (3:22)
5. Vancouver: a history lesson (2:55)
6. More questions still for [Mishoe] (8:52)
7. Aboriginal original (5:11)

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Numbers 5 and 6 are accompanied by Gunargie on piano. Number 7 is performed by both Gunargie and Greg Young-Ing with John Sobol on saxophone. Previous number was tape 3121, accno 1994-65.2/17. Original Master tape is damaged.

Digitized copy is ACP6_018.mp4

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