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.
Saturday 13 August8:30 pm
Matiu is from Maliotenam, an Innu community on Québec’s Côte-Nord(North Shore). With his guitar, the singer-songwriter performs folk blues and weaves lyrics in French and Innu-aimun. After releasing a first album, Petikat, and touring the province as well as Africa, Texas, Europe, and Canada, Matiu is back with a new EP and tour, Tipatshimushtunan or “Tell Us” in English. Through lyrics that explore his daily life, human and family relations, as well as the Indigenous quest for identity, he tells both his personal and his community’s story. His stand-out performances captivate his audiences who are charmed by his colourful, endearing, and authentic personality. With his infectious energy, Matiu’s concerts are as festive as they are moving, full of humour and sensitivity. The reactions to his projects have been unanimous and he becomes a fan favourite each time he goes on stage. He is sure to bring wonderful diversity to the program.
Sunday 14 August1 pm
Guest drummers : Northern Voice and poppeteers
Artisans on site :
- Sedalia and Rita Fazio
- Martin Loft
- Annette Nolette
- Deborah Ratt
Archaeological excavation simulations presented by Archéo-Québec, Musée de Lachine and Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier from noon to 5 pm
Various screenings in the Longhouse from 1pm to 7pm