The Eagle and Condor Collective Invites you to Circle of Diverse Indigeneity, A concert and Art Happening that unites Indigenous arts persons from various nations in the Americas.
Thursday Sept. 16th
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa, ON
Artistic Director - Marg Boyle (Metissage - Mi’gmaq)
Video/Photo Producer - Edgar Hernandez (Mayan - Guatemala)
MC - Jessie Kangok (Inuit - Radio Host)
Volunteer Coordinator - Lili Miller of Indigenus Roots Orleans, Ottawa East (Wolastoqiyik)
Akawui (Mapuche - Chile)
Aurora Jade (Cree)
David White Charette (Ojibwe)
Marg Boyle (Metissage - L'nu)
Pam Cailloux (Metis - Algonquin/Huron)
Krystal Cox (Coast Salish - European)
Carolina Echeverria (Mestisso from Chile)
Due to covid 19 policies there will be limited audience seats and also virtual concert tickets by donation. Pay what you can!
Marg Boyle - Artistic Director and Artist
Marg is a full time artist, curator and community arts organizer whose vision for this event is one of unity of Indigenous persons of the Americas. Marg is organizing the event as well as doing the scripting, stage managing and promo for the event. She is the founder of the Eagle and Condor Collective, teaches as a sessional instructor at Queens University, and at the Ottawa School of Art. She is part of the Native Immigrant Collective in Montreal and is also a handdrummer, singer, traditional dancer and writer.
Edgar Hernandez - Video and Photography Producer
Mayan artist, videographer, photographer and director, Edgar Hernandez brings his enthusiasm and keen eye to the production of this event. He is teaming up with the tech. crew at the Shenkman Center to livestream a video version of the concert and live art event! As well as teaching and doing video work for our prior project, Edgar is an active artist in the Ottawa scene! Edgar is Aquacateco speaking Mayan from Guatemala and he is based in Ottawa. He is a director with the collective and also does work in sculpture, painting and new media.
Jessie Kangok - MC
Jessie Kangok is an Inuk born and raised in Igloolik, Nunavut up until the age of 16, when she moved to Ottawa with her family. Jessie has been involved as an active member of the Ottawa Inuit Community, working in various roles with Tungasugvvigat Inuit and the Inuuqatigiit. She is a mother of three children, ages 14, 10, and 9 and she is currently a stay at home mother and a Radio Host and Producer for the Ottawa Uqallagvik at CKCU 93.1 F.M.
Lili Miller - Volunteer Coordinator
Lili Miller is an Wolastoqiyik artist, community organizer and educator. She facilitates art and traditional craft workshops, drum circles and cultural learning opportunities via Indigenous Roots Orleans/Ottawa East.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/FNORL
Akawui - Headlining Musical Performer and his band from Montreal
Nelson AKAWUI Riquelme Catalan is a singer-songwriter of Quebec and Chilean - Mapuche origin. His father, Nelson Riquelme Pincheira, introduced him to South American folk music at the age of three years old. From then on, he spent his childhood busking in the streets of Montreal and Vancouver with his father`s band, playing Andean music. These experiences along with his deep connection with his Amerindian- Chilean heritage have inspired AKAWUI`s unique musical blend that combines urban alternative music with tribal music genres from First Nations to the Andes.
His sound is rich in percussion, carries an electronic punch while being anchored in folkloric tradition.
His lyrics convey awakened uplifting messages and his primary goal with his art is to break down psychological barriers and prove that it is through union and mixing that one grows and becomes stronger. His composing has been mentored with Frank Palacios.
In March 2019,’’ Hombre Libre’’ the first single of his new album was released. This single was made in collaboration with the Moroccan band Daraa Tribes. A tribal musical fusion group comprised of Gnawa, Saharoua, Amazigh, Regaga and LKaaba with modern musical styles such as the Saharan blues.
Since then he has recorded in Canada, Chile and Peru and his songs speak of relationships, the land and his journey through Indigeneity to reconnection and to issues we face as humans.
The Eagle and Condor Collective is once again pleased to collaborate with this creative, insightful musician and designer.
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Aurora Jade - singer, pianist, composer
Aurora Jade is a singer, songwriter and visual artist. She is plains Cree raised in Tyendinaga mohawk territory.
She has been writing songs since the age of 9 and has played in many musical groups, everything from punk to jazz.
Her solo piano compositions have won many awards and she is currently working on her second album "Chaotic Neutral"
You can follow her on Insta- @aurorajademusic
YouTube chanel - Aurora Jade
Facebook- Aurora Jade
David White Deer Charette - Singer/Handdrummer
David is a multitalented two spirit person from Manitoulin Island who has pursued many creative interests since a young age. He is loon clan, of the Ojibwe nation (Wikwemikong) and is a talented Visual Artist, beader, grass dancer, and musician. He has performed since his youth and also sells beading and beading kits online! He also teaches workshops!
Beverley McKiver - composer and pianist
Beverley McKiver (she/her) is an Ottawa-based pianist, teacher and composer.
Originally from northwestern Ontario, Beverley has lived on unceded Algonquin territory for 31 years.
The “Canadian Floral Emblems Suite” for solo piano was inspired by the floral emblems of the 10 provinces and 3 territories. They are love letters to the land, evoking personal and shared memories. A highlight of Beverley’s summer has been hearing six of these selections performed by Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady on the Peace Tower Carillon on Parliament Hill.
Beverley gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council in the creation of these works.
Pam Cailloux - Artist
Pam is an experienced and prolific artist who sells her original paintings as well as products such as mugs, prints, and tote bags at face to face events an in galleries. She is Metis / Algonquin/ Huron Wendat and her style developed around 1995. She has drawn all her life. Her artwork is heavily influenced by the Medicine wheel consisting of seasons, balance, elements and harmony. Mother Earth is often represented in her works as spirit and energy that is determined to restore natural order.
Krystal Cox -Mixed Media Artist
Krystal is a self trained artist who creates in multi-faceted medias and modes of expression. Her primary works feature charcoals, soft pastels, beadwork and textiles. An emphasis on the interconnection to the natural world are reflected in the use of foraged local botanical inks that compliment animal portraits. Through these works she expresses, honours and analyzes cultural roots, mythologies, the cycle of birth & death. A passion for astronomy & astrology act as catalysts of inspiration which serve as guides throughout the composition of her arts. Her ancestors are mixed European & Coast Salish.