Tomson Highway is a world-renowned Cree playwright, composer, musician, novelist and language advocate. His best-known works include the plays The Rez Sisters
, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
, The (Post) Mistress
, and his best-selling novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen
. This program features highlights of Highway's musical canon performed by Highway on piano with vocalist Patricia Cano and Marcus Ali on saxophone. A Cree Cabaret
is a lively, world-class cabaret and the opening show in The Famous Spiegeltent.
From 7 pm onwards, David Pecaut Square comes alive as Luminato's opening event Tributaries
moves outdoors with a diversity of performances in a four-part program: Roots
, and Emancipation
Photo by Sean Howard.