On Wednesday, May 26 at 8pm, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a live conversationbetween Indigenous singer-songwriter Shauit, from Canada,& Moroccan reggae band Wachmn’hit on our Facebook page and Youtube channel.
This conversation will be preceded by the screening of a documentary about Shauit.
During an artistic residency in Rabat (Morocco) in 2019, Indigenous artist Shauit met the musicians of the Moroccan band Wachmn’hit. This was the starting point of a musical and cultural adventure of exchange, learning and creation around common values and a shared passion for Reggae.
Since they met, Shauit and Wachmn’hit have joined forces to merge their respective cultures and create together a music that transports listeners to the crossroads of Quebec’s Innu culture and the vast Moroccan cultural universe.
Shauit: originally from Maliotenam in Northeastern Quebec, singer-songwriter Shauit sings in Innu, his native language, and in French. He made his debut at the Innu Nikamu festival at the age of 21 and continues to share the language of his ancestors with the world. Mixing traditional Innu music with folk and reggae, he demonstrates the ability of the Innu to appropriate new musical styles by making their language resonate in surprising ways in honest, committed songs filled with emotion and personal experience.
Wachmn’hit: a 7 player Moroccan reggae band that draws from the influence of their idols, the Wailers, to the closer influence of the Gnawas. Theband strives to develop a new vision of Moroccan musical heritage, while cultivating their commitment to lyrics that speak directly to Moroccans and to sharing this culture with the rest of the world.