Monday, June 8, 2009

Beats for Barriere Lake
rhythms for Algonquin resistance


THURSDAY JUNE 11th 20h00
tickets: $10-12, sliding scale
Petit Café Campus
57, rue Prince-Arthur est
Montréal, Québec

A night of solidarity for the ongoing struggle of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, featuring groundbreaking native artists from Quebec.
The concert takes place on June 11th, the one-year anniversary of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apology for the residential schools system – an apology that many survivors in Barriere Lake believe will take on real meaning only when the government ensures just relations with Indigenous peoples.

((performances from))

* Samian: celebrated Algonquin hip-hop artist with members of Nomadic Massive and Sola y las Lolas

Samian is a celebrated Algonquin hip-hop artist who is the first to perform in French and Algonquin within the Quebec musical universe.

Born in the community of Pikogan in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Samian Samuel Tremblay, speaks of youth tales, particularly that of the plight and struggle of First Nations.

((opening acts))

* CerAmony: Cree eclectic musical duo

CerAmony hail from the James Bay Region, have played live from
the CBC's True North Concert series, and the Canadian Aboriginal Awards

in both 2003 and 2004. They have strong roots in their indigenous spiritual beliefs,
and the band is socially and politically driven.

* Cheri Maracle, Mohawk singer/songwriter from Six Nations

with Marc Nadjiwan, Ojibway singer/songwriter

Cheri Maracle has been performing across Canada and abroad for over a decade. Maracle is inspired by her Mohawk/Irish culture and nomadic upbringing across Canada. Her debut cd, Closer to Home, was nominated for Best New Artist & Best Songwriter at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music

Awards, in Winnipeg Manitoba in 2007, and for Best Female Artist at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.

Ojibway singer/songwriter, Marc Nadjiwan, has released multiple albums, including Brother(1995),nominated for a Native American Music Award, and Awake (2002) which was nominated for a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award as well as a Native American Music Award.

* screening of Blockade on the 117, by filmmaker Martha Stiegman

co-presented by: Barriere Lake Solidarity, CKUT radio, Production
Multi-Monde, Tadamon! Montreal and the National Campus and Community

Radio Conference (NCRC)

* information:

phone: 514.398.7432