TORONTO – Next week, big-time musicians including Nelly Furtado, David Byrne, St. Vincent and the surviving members of the Beastie Boys will perform in Toronto alongside spinning rifles, sabres and flags.
Furtado is working with Ventures colour guard from Kitchener, Ont.
“We’re super excited about the opportunity,” said Laura Kehn, the guard’s program co-ordinator.
The Ventures have met with Furtado to create a design concept for their collaboration. They’re performing to a top-secret new song from her upcoming album.
The theme of their piece is “‘If you never jump, you’ll never fly, if you don’t take that leap of faith, you’ll never get to your destination,'” said Kehn.