Native ART • CULTURE evening, October 3rd 2019


Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!

Thursday October 3rd starting at 10h00 pm

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

This Thursday, October 3rd, we present you Normand Raymond!

Normand Raymond has been part of several Andean music groups and influenced by the New Chilean and Latin American song movement, notably, the Ensemble Acalanto of which he was a member from 1992 to 2014. As an author-songwriter, he reminds us that in addition to talking about love, hope and freedom, the song can also be a tool for struggle and social transformation to help build peace in the world, for those who continue to believe that a better, more just and equitable world is still possible.

He is also a translator, Native American flutemaker, flutist and one of the founding and actual members of the Buffalo Hat Singers, a contemporary Native North American drumming group formed in January 2012.

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.

Moreover, these artists will be enlightened by the art of Yecto . Musician and visual artist Rodrigo Velasco, Yecto explore the movements of thought and emotion by creating audiovisual works at the crossroads of live coding, jazz guitar and generative design. Improvisation and collaborative processes being at the heart of his approach, he is interested in the transformation of thought and relationship modes through various abstractions. His explorations experiment with various forms of workshops, installations and audiovisual performances.

For the entertainment of the evening we will have the pleasure to receive Anna-Khesic Khway Harper! Also known as Anachnid, she 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.  Anachnid 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)