Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Festival Week 1 feat: Jahkota, Twin Flames, Amanda Rheaume
June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until June 6, 2020
Facebook Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/4484384734920407/
~FRIDAY JUNE 5
Metis Kitchen Party
7:30 – 9:00pm
Prarie Fire Jiggers
• Prairie Fire is a fun family dance group that started out as Jaime and the Jiglets with their mother Artist – Jaime Koebel. They are a lively and interactive group that also aims to teach audiences about #Metis culture and the joy of the jig.
• Multi-instrumentalist David Finkle from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory ON, Fiddler Anthony Brascoupe from Kitigan-Zibi QUE and various Metis Jiggers make up the Fiddling Sensation ‘FIDDLEGROUND’. Get ready for blistering blasts of fiddling fury and the fast, jigging feet, FIDDLEGROUND will entertain you with traditional tunes from the time of the voyageurs paddling these very waters.
• Amanda Rheaume, is an award winning Métis singer-songwriter hailing from Ottawa with a slightly gritty, deeply personal and instantly accessible Americana sound. An engaging performer, Rheaume has developed a following across Canada and in Europe, where she tours regularly. One of her great gifts as a songwriter is her ability to take the personal and make it universal, drawing upon her own experience to deliver messages with a wide resonance. Her fifth album, “The Skin I’m In” (2019) presents a compellingly portrait of an artist fully comfortable in her own skin, personally and musically. Amanda is also on the team of people that runs the International Indigenous Music Summit
~SATURDAY JUNE 6
7:30 – 9:00pm
• Justin “Jah’kota” Holness is a 2019 Indigenous Music Award Nominee for best rap hip hop album of the year for WOKE. His song WOKE also hit number one on the Indigenous Music Countdown for Aug 3-9, 2019. He made history for being the first Native Hip-Hop Artist to drop a verse in the Senate 2016. He is an award winning entrepreneur receiving the 2018 CBC Trailblazer Award for TR1BE Music. He is an award winning youth worker receiving the Youth Community Service Award from the Committee of Youth Officers Ontario while working at the The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health as an Indigenous Youth Diversion Coordinator. His life purpose is to help young people to find their genius and manifest their dreams through art, music, fashion, and entrepreneurship. His music is inspired by the mission to help Indigenize Canada.
• Twin Flames band creates a sonic landscape that spans Canada and the Arctic. Honouring their ancestors, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut and French. Consecutive year winners 2016 and 2017 of The Canadian Folk Music Award; Aboriginal Songwriters of the year. This multi-award-winning husband and wife duo is made up of Chelsey June and Jaaji. Jaaji is Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Chelsey June métis (Algonquin Cree) from Ottawa.