Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!
Thursday April 5th starting at 10h00 pm
Café-bar l’Escalier; 552, Saint-Catherine East Street
This Thursday, April 5th, we present you Classic Roots!
Classic Roots brings the sexy heartbeat of the boreal north to life with his unique brand of Electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is a traditional Ojibway dancer, award winning producer and DJ. Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots established his original sound by integrating First Nations songs with Electronica music. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Best Pop CD award at the Indigenous Music Awards. Classic Roots is currently based in Toronto but carries the spirit of Northern Ontario with him.
Through the inclusion of First Nations drumming and singing in his electronic compositions, he acknowledges the continued resilience of his nation. Ultimately, Classic Roots reminds people that they have the power to realize their dreams.
He's working now with Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, who will be there to share the stage for a few pieces with Classic Roots, to inaugurate that new collaboration between poetry and music.
Born in 1991, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is Innushkueu, originally from Pessamit on the "Côte-Nord". Poet-performer, actress, visual artist and activist for Aboriginal and environmental rights, she lives in Montreal.
Moreover, these artists will be enlightened by the art of Yecto . Based in Montreal, he likes to create audiovisual experiences between sound and image by writing or modifying algorithms in the context of live coding. He created his own laboratory of visual arts and design called "veería". It is part of the movement "Algorave", encoding live throughout the world under the alias "Yecto". https://yecto.github.io/
We will also have the pleasure of listening to the music of D.J. Señor Kiko who will make us dance as was the case in past evenings. Resident DJ for the Native ART • CULTURE evenings, Señor Kiko is a Montreal based DJ from Mexico City. DJ Señor Kiko presents the new electronic Latin sound with rhythms like Tribal, Tropical Bass and Nu Cumbia, taking Influence from labels records in South America such as ZZK records, Regional Label and Terror Negro. https://soundcloud.com/kiko-urban
For the entertainment of the evening we will have the pleasure to receive Anna-Khesic Khway Harper! Anna-Khesic Khway Harper, also known as Kiki or Iamskywoman, is a contemporary multidisciplinary Aboriginal artist. As a visual artist, entertainer and singer, she integrates in her performance an Aboriginal culture adapted to the urban society of Montreal. It unites several themes together: Technology and Art, Collectivity and Identity, Wilderness and Urban life, Spirituality and Reality, Tradition and Celebration. Anna-Khesic Khway Harper invites you to come to the l'Escalier for a festive cultural evening! https://iamskywoman.bitblox.me/
The production team:
Technician: Philippe Joutras
Photography: Terry-Randy Awashish
Coordination: Gustavo Zamora Jiménez
The Native ART•CULTURE evenings:
Sharing moments with the aboriginal community of Montreal on every first Thursday of each month!
Open to all! Free admission!
Organised by: The First Nations Circle of UQAM, (Le Cercle des Premières Nations de l'UQAM)