Indigenous languages will be celebrated through music! The Canadian Cultural Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canada Council for the Arts, is hosting Canadian Indigenous artists to mark the launch of International Decade of Indigenous Languages by UNESCO. On Wednesday, December 14 at 8pm, come and listen to Art Napoleon, Looee Arreak and Morgan Toney.
Art Napoleon is a former Chief of the Saulteau First Nation in Victoria, British Columbia. He has used his television shows, including Moosemeat & Marmalade from the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), music and books to educate and raise awareness of Indigenous foods, languages and cultures.
He is one of the few country songwriters to tell stories from an Indigenous perspective. He writes about the land, decolonization, life in residential schools, and daily observations of life between two worlds.
Looee Arreak is an Iqaluit-based, award-winning Inuktitut singer-songwriter, originally from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. She beautifully blends traditional and contemporary Inuit songs, with inspiration from Gospel and choral music genres. She incorporates themes of hope, strength, and love in her music.
Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney brings together the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq with brilliance and heart. First Flight, his award nominated debut album, celebrates language and heritage in Toney’s transformation of traditional songs like the Ko’jua and the Mi’kmaq Honour Song alongside highly original songcraft.
The concert is part of a series of activities programmed by the Canadian Cultural Centre as part of the launch of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages by UNESCO.
In partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris