Place des festivals
The Place des Festivals is transfigured with a scenography by Christine Sioui Wawanoloath in collaboration with Pivot événements; it has been impregnated with the cosmovision of the First Peoples and has drawn inspiration from contemporary Aboriginal artists who translate, in their own way, the rich spiritual and artistic heritage of the territory.
A visual and luminous dressing has been specially designed for the First People’s Festival, including a multimedia creation by various First Nations artists.
Thursday 11 August4 pm and 6 pm
Esther Pennell is a Mi’kmaq singer songwriter living in North Bay Ontario. She is a solo performer accompanying herself on banjo in a non-traditional style all her own. She has made a name for herself as an innovator in the Folk music circles in Northern Ontario and Montréal, Québec. Esther is a prolific songwriter with 3 full length albums of her original music released since 2016. Her latest album BIG DREAM, was released at the beginning of 2020, earning her a nomination for Country Album of the Year by the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards in 2021. Esther’s music is infused with lyrics that evoke deep emotion and a genuine understanding of what it means to be human. Esther’s music connects with her heritage and a profound love of the natural world. Singing from the heart with a voice that is both haunting and full, she shares songs filled with honesty, emotion, feminine resilience, and a touch.
Thursday 11 August8:30 pm
Nikamotan MTL- New
Montreal, July 13, 2022 – Bonjour, kuei (innu-aimun), kweih (cree), kwei (atikamekw), boozhoo (anishinabé), kwaï (w8banaki), pusu’l (micmaque), kwehkwe (kanien’ke’ha) , waachiyaa (Naskapi), halu (Inuktitut), ndio (Wendat), ‘qey (Wolastoqey)!
Sirius XM presents, Musique Nomade’s annual big concert, honoring the current emerging voices of First Nations with: Q052, Sensei H, Naya Ali, Native Mafia Family, Brown Family, Buffalo Hat Singers, Mikon Niquay Ottawa, Matiu , Scott-Pien Picard, Willows and Soleil Launière at the Innu Nikamu Festival in Maliotenam on August 4 and the International Presence Native Festival in Montreal onAugust 11 next. In this 4th edition, we mix indie-folk and hip-hop , supported by drums and pow-wow songs, always uninhibited, exploded and defying any established concept!
NIKAMOTAN MTL is the main event presented by Musique Nomade each summer as part of the International Native Presence Festival at Place des Festivals in Montreal, traditional unceded Kanien’keha:ka territory. This annual show showcases up-and-coming Aboriginal artists and combines contemporary and traditional musical genres in an exploded musical bubble that brings together musicians from different sound and cultural backgrounds in the same breath. This production is made possible in collaboration with Desjardins and with the support of Musicaction, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Factor.