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In this songwriting workshop series, singer-songwriter Ila Barker introduces the main elements of song structure including rhyming, freewriting, melody and more.

With soul and voice well beyond her years, Winnipeg folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed Ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history and texture to her craft.

Learn more about the NAC's Music Alive Program.

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  • Featuring Ila Barker