The Drinking Gourd

The Drinking Gourd

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Jazz Haz Productions
Anthony Audain
22 minutes

"'The Drinking Gourd' is a modern-day documentary/music video portrayal of Canada's role in The Underground Railroad, one of the most impactful human rights movements in history." - Artistic Director, Jazz Haz Productions.

"Audain is a skilled and likeable performer." - CBC

"Backing him up on the keys is Rob Lindey, who creates lots of ambience during the memorable musical numbers and scene transitions." - NOW Magazine ★★★★


Lead Artist
Anthony Audain
Music Director
Rob Lindey
Stephen Haiko-Pena
Sean Perrun
Sound Designer
Clint Chaboyer
Set Designer
Nicholas Burns
Anthony Audain (Slave)
Rob Lindey (Narrator/Historian
Old Man)
Jeremy Carnegie (hands only)

Accessibility information

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Land acknowledgement

My name is Anthony Audain. As the writer of "The Drinking Gourd", a documentary/music video production portrayal of Canada's involvement in the Underground Railroad, one of the most impactful human rights movements of all time, I believe it is important to acknowledge the original inhabitants of this great land that we are privileged to create and present our work on.

On behalf of my production company, Jazz Haz Productions, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat peoples, the Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Together, we acknowledge these nations as the original stewards, caretakers, knowledge keepers, and storytellers on this land.

We are grateful for their continuing stewardship, and commit ourselves to fostering a relationship based on honor and respect.

Content advice

Parental guidance advisedGunshotsGraphic violenceAbrupt cues

This video production includes mature subject matter and strong dramatic images.

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