The National Music Centre (NMC), Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM), and Sled Island are pleased to present Isitsiipotaako, an Artist in Residence workshop and performance.
Isitsiipotaako is a Blackfoot word that translates to "a song or sound that breaks silence." IRIM pairs Indigenous musicians with youth to inspire and encourage through music and traditional practices.
Emerging electronic artist/producer Ziibiwan and Calgary guitarist Dan Auger (also of DRI HIEV) are the participating artists.
Operating somewhere between drone and trip-hop, Ziibiwan’s unexpected weaving between amorphous and beat-driven music is the sonic equivalent of insatiable hunger. With a catalogue of genreless experimental music already under their belt and a debut record due in 2019, they're definitely one to watch.
DRI HIEV has been described by Sled Island as a band that merges "man with machine to make abrasive, industrial punk that has a monotonous backbeat and a manic urgency."
In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, the National Music Centre will be extending free admission on June 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to visitors who identify as Indigenous or of Indigenous descent. Reception will accept identification or declaration upon entry.
Special thanks to media partner Calgary Herald for their support.
This event is generously supported by TD.