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Music and dance are very important aspects of Métis culture. They are famous for their fiddle music and dancing. The origins of Métis jigging lies in the traditional dances of their Irish and Scottish ancestors and was also influenced by tradition First Nations dance; however, it is important to note that Métis Jigging is different. The traditional music of the Métis was up-tempo and lively, which made it perfect for dancing. Extra and irregular beats were added to give bounce to the music, making the dance a lot faster. The traditions of Métis song and dance have survived over the centuries, and still maintain an important role in their culture.

 

Nova Métis Office:

Currently Portaging Some Rapids,
Surrey BC

Phone: 778-358-2777
Email: info@novametis.ca

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Previously hosted by Ken Fisher
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