Native ART • CULTURE evening, December 6th 2018


Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!

Thursday December 6th starting at 10h00 pm

Café-bar l’Escalier; 552, Saint-Catherine East Street

This Thursday, December 6th, we present you DAYBI!

Daybi is from the Cree community of Grand Rapids, Manitoba. He is a true Renaissance man. The First Nations multimedia artist does it all: from singer songwriter to filmmaker and everything else in between. Over the last five years, since he dropped his first solo album First Contact, Daybi has been focusing on Production, Song writing and creating short films.

He made himself known by co-founding the rap group Slangblossom. Daybi wrote and produced all of the songs on their critically acclaimed album Convulsions released in 2004. In addition to the art direction and promotional material he created for the LP, Daybi earned an ImagiNATIVE award in 2009 for the interactive website he created for the band. Daybi also founded the experimental Inuit throat singing rap group Tumivut. Daybi acted as executive producer, head writer and guitarist for the group. Their self-titled album was released in 2008 to critical acclaim scoring three JUNO award nominations.

His work has been featured on CBC, Muchmusic, MTV, BET and APTN as well as radio, concerts, film festivals and screenings throughout North America.


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.

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!

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)