Beach Fire Entertainment + VILA Present
w/ Lək̓ʷəŋən Dancers
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Alix Goolden Hall - 900 Johnson St. / All Ages
Tickets $30.00 Adv.
Ticket on sale now at http://bit.ly/JD_yyj
and Alix Goolden Hall Box Office
Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher's art. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance.
A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Jeremy first did music studies in Halifax before working in the archives at the Canadian Museum of History, painstakingly transcribing Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders. Jeremy heard ancestral voices singing forgotten songs and stories that had been taken from the Wolastoqiyik generations ago. As he listened toeach recording, he felt his own musical impulses stirring from deep within. Long days at the archives turned into long nights at the piano, feeling out melodies and phrases, deep in dialogue with the voices of his ancestors. These "collaborative" compositions, collected together on his debut LP are like nothing you've ever heard. Delicate, sublime vocal melodies ring out atop piano lines that cascade through a vibrant range of emotions. The anguish and joy of the past erupt fervently into the present through Jeremy's bold approach to composition and raw, affective performances enhanced by his outstanding tenor techniques.
Originally started over 40 years ago under the guidance of Late Ray Peter from the Cowichan tribe. Later carried on by our late father Jim Dick and wife Dell who is still going strong with the group.
The group has performed for all levels of government including the last two Royal Tours. Many private function, festivals, parades and schools.
Taking pride in what we have to offer and carry on the best way we can by sharing a little bit of our culture while representing our Songhees Nation.
This event will take place on unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. As we focus on building artistic and cultural bridges, we acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
Alix Goolden is a wheelchair accessible venue with an accessible washroom.
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