The Music Gallery Presents: Mother Tongue: A Musical Showcase Empowering Indigenous Languages
February 10, 2018
The Music Gallery and Native Women in the Arts Presents
Part of the Kwe Performance Series
featuring Joanne Shenandoah + Salia Joseph & Kwiigay Iiwaans+ Nelson Tagoona
A musical showcase empowering Indigenous languages
Language connects us to our identity, to our past, to our future, and to each other. There is a movement within Indigenous communities across Turtle Island to learn, preserve, and practice traditional language for generations to come. Mother Tongue, the first event of its kind, features a range of works from Grammy award-winning established musicians, to emerging artists, all of whom are working to revitalize their mother tongue.
The evening will feature performances by Grammy-award winning Haudenosaunee artist Joanne Shenandoah,
This showcase pays tribute to the ancestors and community members who have preserved the many languages of this land in the face of great adversity.
From Baker Lake, Nunavut, Nelson Tagoona is a one-of-a-kind musician. He was part of our X Avant festival in 2013 with his signature mix of inspirational messages, unique vocal percussion, and traditional
Salia Joseph, from Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Snuneymuxw First Nations, is focused on the work and resistance of Indigenous women through art, Indigenous feminisms, and new media. Salia sings contemporary western music in two bands as well as Coast Salish traditional singing in a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh dance/singing group. Raven clan, from Haida Gwaii, Kwiigay
About the Kwe Performance Series:
The Kwe Performance Series is the evolution of
Saturday February 10, 2018 | 8.00pm (doors at 7.30pm)
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