REDTalks Tonight at Arraymusic in Toronto

Source: Arraymusic.

REDTalks Series: Truth 2 Power is a one-night-only concert featuring 4 award-winning Indigenous women singers and multi-instrumentalists from 3 countries — Canada, New Zealand, and the United States — along with 2 short films from Canada.

In partnership with Red Sky Performance, supported by Array, this event features highly acclaimed Indigenous women artists:

Ora Barlow-Tukaki (New Zealand)
Nadene Rasmussen (New Zealand)
Marie Gaudet (Canada), and
Raye Zaragoza (United States),
PLUS 2 filmmakers
Shane Belcourt (Canada), and
Helen Haig Brown (Canada).

Truth 2 Power explores the act of reclamation through song, music, and short film. We invite you to be part of this live music concert and short film performance followed by a scintillating conversation with the artists.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ORA BARLOW-TUKAKI (Te Whanau-a-Apanui / English, New Zealand) is a highly skilled musician and storyteller who has toured professionally for over 15 years. She co-founded and toured the world with Manuhiri, Planet Woman and Pacific Curls, and has co-created with many international artists. She was the lead vocalist and a multi-instrumentalists n in Red Sky Performance’s Trace and Great Lakes productions.

NADENE RASMUSSEN (Maori (Ngātiwai) / Irish/Portuguese, New Zealand) is an acclaimed experimental vocalist and violist based in Los Angeles. She has developed an exploratory sound that encompasses poetic lyricism, cross-cultural improvisation, electroacoustic, jazz and classical influences.

MARIE GAUDET is Anishinaabe from the Wikwemikong First Nation of Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She teaches singing at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and traditional dance and shawl-making at the Native Women’s Resource Centre. She is a member of the Eagle Heart Drummers and Dancers and was a lead vocalist in Red Sky Performance’s production of Miigisand Great Lakes.

RAYE ZARAGOZA (Japanese / Mexican / Native American, USA) released her debut EP Heroine in 2015 and gained national attention with her song In The River protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The song was awarded the Global Music Awards 2017 Heretic Award for Protest Music and the Honesty Oscars’ award for Best Song. In 2017, she independently released her debut album, Fight For You.