Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!
Thursday June 6th starting at 10h00 pm
Café-bar l’Escalier; 552, Saint-Catherine East Street
This Thursday, June 6th, we present you Q052!
After appearing for the first time with the EP - Lateral Violence, Mi'kmaq rapper Q052 is already launching his first full album REZ LIFE. With as much phlegm and intensity as the first titles, the album, finely directed by Emmanuel Alias, takes aim at all the difficult issues Indigenous People. An old school hip hop, punch in the face!
The lyrics confront governments and individuals to demand change. This album challenges the Indian Act system that has been enforced on Indigenous People in this country since the 1800’s but it also challenges people living inside these systems to take action and make those changes themselves. Q052 tells stories of Rez reality and discusses what is usually taboo like lateral violence and suicide. From Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women to the lack of Justice for the murders of young Indigenous boys, this album addresses the issues that the authorities have ignored for decades. The songs in this album also brings awareness about environmental protection and the importance of our territory for our existence. Rise up People, the time is now!
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://kikourban.github.io/
The production team:
Technician: Philippe Joutras
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)