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BIZIINDAN!

Featuring some of the most exciting musicians BIZIINDAN! celebrates the power of music, the reclamation of language, and Indigenous global revolutions past, present and future. Listen/biziindan!

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June 14, 2019

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‘Biziindan’ means ‘listen or listen to’ in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe peoples). Through the power of music, BIZIINDAN! encourages listeners to actively consider their roles and responsibilities to the land, water, and Indigenous ancestral territories.

Inspired by the surge of the Indigenous global revolution, BIZIINDAN! features the diverse music and voices at the forefront of this movement: highly regarded cultural leader and chanteuse Marie Gaudet, 2010 Juno Award-winning band Digging Roots, 2017 Polaris Music Prize-winner Lido Pimienta, award-winning legendary artist Pura Fe, and 2018’s Polaris Music Prize-winner Jeremy Dutcher. The relentless activism of the featured artists will reflect their truths and determination to shift, disrupt and make change.

A highlight of the evening is a tribute performance to the legacy of Mi’kmaq and Scottish artist, Willie Dunn, a pioneer of protest ballads and advocate for Indigenous rights. This finale performance will feature a newly commissioned arrangement of Dunn’s single written for his prolific film and Canada’s first music video, The Ballad of Crowfoot (1968-NFB).



Luminato is grateful for the support of the National Film Board.
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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of the global crisis Indigenous languages face and to inspire all peoples to take action by supporting Indigenous language speakers.
 
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BIZIINDAN!

Featuring some of the most exciting musicians BIZIINDAN! celebrates the power of music, the reclamation of language, and Indigenous global revolutions past, present and future. Listen/biziindan!

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Performance: Friday, June 14, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Koerner Hall
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Creative Team

THE BALLAD OF CROWFOOT FINALE

MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER
Raven Kanatakta

STRING ARRANGEMENT
Owen Pallett

STRING TRIO
Suhashini Arulanandam
Amahl Arulanandam
Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk
 

CREATIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTION
Denise Bolduc

LIGHTING & IMAGE DESIGN
Michel Charbonneau

PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL MANAGER
Duncan MacMillan

STAGE MANAGER
​Jennifer Lee