Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!
Thursday March 7th starting at 10h00 pm
Café-bar l’Escalier; 552, Saint-Catherine East Street
This Thursday, March 7th, we present you Laura Niquay!
Laura Niquay is an Atikamekw artist from the Wemotaci community, one of three communities that are part of the Atikamekw Nation that has occupied its territory for thousands of years.
Laura Niquay has been playing music for several years now, attending several festivals and competitions. She received 8 prizes at the "Vue sur la Relève" festival in 2018, the Special Jury Prize at the "Teweikan" Gala in October 2017, for her work and involvement. His first album, "Waratanak" was released in 2015. She is the first Atikamekw artist to have performed at the "Francofolies de Montréal" in 2011, the same year she won the Emerging Talent Award at the Gala "Teweikan".
Laura Niquay is a role model for the youth and women in her community. With her guitar, in an intimate and acoustic folk atmosphere, she will introduce her songs and her vision of the Atikamekw Nation in Quebec. She sings with her sanded voice in Atikamekw and French, in order to highlight her culture and her life experience. Respect for nature, women's empowerment, hope for a better future for young people are her creative axes. A nomad well anchored in his time!
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)