A dream of a closing show featuring outstanding indigenous artists from Greenland, Nunavik, Kahnawake, northern Alberta, New Zealand and Nunavut and starting with our annual collaboration 'Dreams' directed by Sylvia Cloutier.
Nunavik and Kahnawake
Twin Flames is a captivating duo that combines two accomplished singer songwriters Chelsey June an Algonquin/Cree/Métis woman and Jaaji an Inuk/Mohawk man from Nunavik and Kahnawake. Twin Flames play both Inuttitut and English folk-pop-rock with an acoustic roots flavour and an Americana feel. This powerful duo won the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year.
Toronto via Northern Alberta
Juno nominated Indigenous cellist / composer Cris Derksen is originally from Northern Alberta, which forms many of her musings, as a half Cree, half Mennonite 2 spirit human. Lately she's been traipsing around the globe with her 2 buds: Nimkii Osawamick - hoop dance and Jesse Baird - drums.
MĀMĀ MIHIRANGI & THE MĀREIKURA
Aotearoa, New Zealand
Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura are an all-female contemporary Indigenous music and dance group touring Canada with their conscious Māori soulful dance n roots, spiritual beats and bass loops. Māmā Mihirangi has toured Canada many times before, and is currently doing a collaboration with ShoShona Raven of Digging Roots for the Commonwealth Games in Australia and will also be performing with A Tribe Called Red at Indigenoize in June.