We want to acknowledge that we are currently on the traditioinal unceded and shared territories of indigenous peoples, amongst which the Kanien’kehá;ka and Anishinaabeg people who designate these territory as Tio’tia;ke and Mooniyaang respectively. We recognize the Kanien’kehá;ka (Mohawk) people who continue to care for this land.
Mundial Montreal is extremely proud to unveil the lineup for this year’s Indigenous Sounds series.
Indigenous music has been making more and more noise throughout the country, receiving deserved attention and, recently, recognition from their peers. In 2018 alone, the victory of the group A Tribe Called Red at the 2018 Juno Awards, the shortlisting of Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Jeremy Dutcher at the prestigious Polaris Music Awards 2018 are striking examples both professionally and in terms of mentalities and collective conscience.
We feel strongly that cultural institutions have a responsibility to advance the process of reconciliation. This series is our effort to provide a bridge for Indigenous artists to reach new (and more!) audiences.
This year, the Indigenous Sounds series will feature international artists! We are pleased to welcome Elle Márjá Eira of the Sami people (Norway), and Emily Wurramara of the Wannindilyakwa people (Australia), who will be making the trip this year ! The programming also includes talents from Canada and includes Polaris shortlist nominee, operatic pop singer Jeremy Dutcher (Wolastoq); Inuit synth pop throat singer Riit (Pangnirtung); plus OktoEcho, a group that fuses music from the West, the Middle East with throat singing.
In addition to showcases, the series will also feature a special networking activity connecting industry professionals with key movers and shaker in the fertile Indigenous music scene and artists, as well as a panel on the theme, Idle No More part 3.
For full details on the Indigenous Sounds series, click here.