For Pride Month, join the Canadian Cultural Centre on June 9th at 9pm for a unique online conversation between two artists with brilliant and committed universes: Iskwē and Vikken. Join us live on our social networks (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) and on the Paris New-York Heritage Festival social networks (Facebook, YouTube).
An urban Indigenous two-spirited artist from the Red River Valley in Manitoba, Iskwē ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ, which means “woman” in the Cree language, has created a rich musical universe with multiple inspirations and lyrics committed to Indigenous rights. Vikken is a young prodigy of the French electro scene. Among his latest productions, “Pour une amie” is a true plea for the rights of trans people. In this conversation, Iskwē and Vikken will talk about poetry, music but it will also be about freedom, gender of respect and sharing, everything that makes the beauty of human beings.
This conversation will be moderated by Géraldine Sarratia, journalist and producer of podcasts (“Le Goût de M” – Le Monde, “Dans le genre de” – NOVA) and founder of Genre idéal. The talk is in partnership with the PNY Heritage Festival.
iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ is an urban Indigenous artist two-spirited from the Red River Valley in Manitoba, the birthplace of the Métis Nation. A noted musician and singer in Canada, her poetic and rhythmic compositions are raw and powerful stories inspired by First Nations history. Her latest album “The Stars”, released in 2021 is available here.
Vikken is a transdisciplinary artist of the electro scene who is creating in 2019 his first eponymous solo project. Between ambient-pop and electro, Vikken tackles the themes of identity: questioning identity, questioning norms, in a way that is truly his own.