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Place des festivals

Friday, August 12

8:30 pm

Place des Festivals

1499, Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, Québec.


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Reginald Echaquan is one of the founding members of Pinaskin, which means “falling leaves”. As the leaves were falling, the band came together. There was Steve Flamand, Reginald Echaquan and Bruno Ottawa. Guitarists Gaston Moar and René Quitish played with the band for a few years. Réginald moved away from music to focus on teaching and has been performing acoustically.

The songs penned by artists and bands from the Atikamekw Nation (Opitciwan, Wemotaci and Manawan) are about the land, the ancestors, the traditional lifestyle, the resources, the relations between the members’ of one’s family or community. Some sing about friendship, their community or life in general.

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