Module 1

From Bashment to Bacchanale


Bashment to Bacchanale (BAH-kuh-NAL) walks us through music by some of the earliest non-Indigenous people in the Western world.  Brought over through slavery, many tribes from the African continent carried with them hope, strength, and wonderful musical traditions that have influenced a lot of popular music today, especially in the Caribbean!  Embark on this journey and let us introduce you to some popular music of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora through Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser’s own composition Hlonolofatsa Bacchanale


Composed by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser 
Performed by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra