What do the Northern Cree pow wow group, Shannon Thunderbird, Duke Redbird, a dozen other Indigenous artists, and Roots band Sultans of String have in common?
They have all come together in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and Final Report that calls for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to work together to find a path forward, and have created Walking Through the Fire.
This album/show is a powerful collection of collaborations between the roots group and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists from across Turtle Island, featuring 26 performances leading up to and following the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Walking Through the Fire is a musical multimedia experience unlike any other. From Métis fiddling to an East Coast Kitchen Party, rumba to rock, to the drumming of the Pacific Northwest, experience the beauty and diversity of music from Turtle Island with Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, Ojibwe/Finnish Singer-Songwriter Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), Coast Tsm’syen Singer-Songwriter Shannon Thunderbird, as well as virtual guests joining in on the big screen, including Elder and poet Dr. Duke Redbird, the Northern Cree pow wow group, Kendra Tagoona, Tracy Sarazin and more.
The concert, presented by Café Heritage, takes place starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Collège Boréal’s Salle Trisac. Purchase tickets online here.