Native ART • CULTURE evening 375th, September 7th

Kwé, Kuei, Hi!!!


Thursday September7th starting at 10h00 pm

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

This Thursday, September 7th, we continue our series of Native ART • CULTURE evenings 375th : Montreal Aboriginal artists welcome non-native artists!

From May to December 2017, the Native ART • CULTURE evenings are featured in the official program of the 375th anniversary of Montreal.


For this occasion we present you Daybi and special guests!

Daybi (pronounced day by) is a true Renaissance man. His story begins in the Cree community of Grand Rapids, Manitoba. 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 last album “First Contact” (Bombay Records) Daybi has been focusing on production, song writing and creating short films. An award-winning visual and digital artist, Daybi is one of the hardest working men in contemporary Canadian art.


Daybi earned an ImagiNATIVE award in 2009 for the interactive website he created for his group Slangblossom. His short film “Neutral” earned him a Program Director position at the Sundance Film Institute in 2002. Working with his partner Mathieu Favreau, Daybi produced a music video for David Morin (Bombay Records) entitled “Life Goes On.” The pair currently has a television series in predevelopment based on a short film they created called “Home” which has been licensed by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).


Daybi has spent a lifetime perfecting his art. He has worked on technical mastery of his chosen media. No matter how many tools and techniques he uses, the truth remains: Daybi is a storyteller at heart. For know more about Daybi go to


Daybi invite his friends Jamie-Lee from Africa who is a dynamic soulful singer who can also spit rhymes and wow and audience with her dynamic range off music from classic Soul to blistering unforgiving hip-hop, she is a new artist but her sound and skill with urban and traditional music is that of a seasoned veteran. And also Daybi invites Dj Roundeye from Korea.


Moreover, these artists will be enlightened by the art of Yecto . Based in Montreal, he likes to create audiovisual experiences between sound and image by writing or modifying algorithms in the context of live coding. He created his own laboratory of visual arts and design called "veería". It is part of the movement "Algorave", encoding live throughout the world under the alias "Yecto".


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

Video recording: Maïna Albert

Photography: Terry-Randy Awashish

Coordination: Gustavo Zamora Jiménez


The Native ART•CULTURE 375th evenings:

Sharing moments with the aboriginal community of Montreal on every first Thursday of each month!


Open to all! Free admission!



Official event of Montreal’s 375th anniversary



Organised by: The First Nations Circle of UQAM, (Le Cercle des Premières Nations de l'UQAM)

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