What Sovereignty Sounds Like

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The Music Gallery and Revolutions Per Minute present
WHAT SOVEREIGNTY SOUNDS LIKE: Towards A New Music In Indigenous Tkaronto
with Jeremy Dutcher, featuring Ziibiwan

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6-8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.

What Sovereignty Sounds Like is a forum for Tkaronto’s Indigenous musical artists to share their perspective on the sounds of sovereignty and emerging musical communities in Canada’s cultural capital.

With the recent explosion of Indigenous artists into the spotlight of the Canadian music scene, Indigenous musicians are shaping new and important conversations with their art. Are settler audiences equipped with the proper knowledge to actively listen? What will reconciliation sound like?

This conversation, moderated by classically trained Wolastoq First Nation vocal artist Jeremy Dutcher, will guide attendees through questioning and exploring Tkaronto Indigenous musical landscapes and investigate how existing musical structures support the development of new dialogues and spaces. How are performance spaces transformed when Indigenous artist inhabit them? How are protocol and ceremony incorporated into Indigenous performance? What sorts of Transnational collaborations are possible for Indigenous artists in a place like Tkaronto?

Midway through the evening we present a set from emerging Anishinaabe electronic artist and Tkaronto resident Ziibiwan. Ziibiwan explores many different genres with his work but pulls most inspiration from contemporary R&B and alternative artists such as Radiohead and Björk. His ethereal sonic landscape opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet. His debut EP, Time Limits, is the first release on RPM Records.

Ziibiwan - https://ziibiwan.bandcamp.com
Jeremy Dutcher - http://jdutchermusic.com
Revolutions Per Minute - http://RPM.fm
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By: The Music Gallery