Youtube video; photo and link sent to SPN by Sandi Arts
“We are a group of grade four and five students from École Poirier Elementary School in Sooke, British Columbia, which is located on the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver Island. Our group met weekly during lunch breaks to rehearse for the CBC Music Class Challenge.
“We’re a creative and amazing crew who love music, and through the process of creating this cover, we learned a lot about each other and the power of music to bring people together. At our school, we learn and sing in English and French.
“We created a mini mash-up of The Tragically Hip’s ‘Ahead By a Century’ with a riff from Shawn Mendez’s ‘Stitches’ when we noticed that the two songs have similar intervals in their melodies.
“You’ll hear us sing The Hip’s iconic chorus in both official languages at the end of the song. Our accompaniment includes xylophone, ukulele, guitar, piano, cajon, tambourine, and penny whistle.