Native ART • CULTURE evening, February 6th 2020


Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!

Thursday February 6th starting at 10h00 pm

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

This Thursday, February 6th, we present you Laurent McKenzie!

Laurent McKenzie was born in Sept-Îles and grew up in Pessamit. He has been performing all over Quebec since the age of 14. Author, composer and performer, he formed his first group Innu pacific and produced an album in 1997. Since 2007, Laurent McKenzie has returned to the music scene with three other albums Kanuelim (veille sur moi), Éponyme and Ni meshkanam (mon parcours). He is preparing a new album to be released in the fall.

Laurent's songs tell the story of his life and that of the Innus in order to promote his language and preserve his culture. His music is a mix of folk, country and rock. Laurent McKenzie is generous and his passion touches us deep inside.

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! 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)