Red Slam, Music With a Message: We Are Still Here


Music with a message. Celebrating Indigenous resilience imagining the future together

 

Red Slam in collaboration with the Faculty of Design and the Indigenous Visual Culture Student Centre at OCAD University humbly presents: WE ARE STILL HERE an immersive one-hour live concert connecting the public to a celebration of indigenous resiliency and re-imagining our future together through live music, live art, audience interaction and positive vibrations.

All those with an open mind and heart are welcome, let's kick off a new school year with a renewed sense of purpose and solidarity.

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Artist Bio:

Red Slam Collective, a TD~Toronto Arts Foundation Diversity Arts Award Finalist is an indigenous hip hop fusion arts movement formed in 2009 and based in Tkaronto; whose 4Directions Urban Arts workshops, musical projects, artist residencies and audience engaged performances uplift, self-identify and promote unity through Spoken, Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM). Red Slam known as the #1 Protest Musical Performance Group in Tkaronto has performed in places like: Port Credit, Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Brantford, Six Nations, Akwesasne, Manitoulin Island, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, and New Mexico. Opening for such notable artists as: Tanya Tagaq, Martha Redbone, Veronica Johnny and the Johnny’s, Plex, Inter-Tribal, Kinnie Starr, Digging Roots and most recently Hip Hop Legends Main Source. 2016 they performed at AGO in Long Dragon House; Summer Works in Intent City and Headlined at UNITY HipHop Festival. 2017 they released Right Level a mash-up of lyricism, HipHop beats; live music, and oral telling of today’s indigenous way. You can catch Red Slam next as the headlining opening musical act for the 2017 Nuit Blanche Festival at Nathan Phillips SQ  Sept 30th 7pm.

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We Are Still Here Collective Contributors:

Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light) is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi'kmaw drum talk poetic rapologist; poet, musician, hip-hop MC, arts educator, radio host, curator, facilitator, Director of Programming for Neighbourhood Impact for the TD Centre of Learning Regent Park and TAC Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. Vocals, Hand Drum, Shaker. 

Skratchwon, Dene from Alberta. About a year and a half ago Skratch won founded Indagenius a hiphop crew about social awareness through lyricism and clothing designs, and skate boards. Skratch won also facilitates hiphop education workshops through Sketch and does Murals across Turtle Island. Vocals, Beat Box, Beats.

Ruben “Benny” Esguerra, Indigenous from Bogota, Colombia is a musician, poet, educator, activist and the current P.E.A.C.H: Programme Coordinator and Instructor in the Jane and Finch Community. As the lead creative behind the New Traditions Project Ruben has released two recording projects which explore indigenous-afro identity within South America and the Condor and Eagle prophecies of alliance of the South and the North. Percussion's and Flute.

William Charbonneau, songwriter, musical composer, and multi instrument musician (Guitar, Bass and Keys). He is currently the Public Service Assistant and occasional Branch Head, at both Centennial Library and Toronto Public Library. Guitar, Vocals.



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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Red Slam in collaboration with the Faculty of Design and the Indigenous Visual Culture Student Centre at OCAD University humbly presents: WE ARE STILL HERE an immersive one-hour live concert connecting the public to a celebration of indigenous resiliency and re-imagining our future together through live music, live art, audience interaction and positive vibrations.

All those with an open mind and heart are welcome, let's kick off a new school year with a renewed sense of purpose and solidarity.

__
 

Artist Bio:

Red Slam Collective, a TD~Toronto Arts Foundation Diversity Arts Award Finalist is an indigenous hip hop fusion arts movement formed in 2009 and based in Tkaronto; whose 4Directions Urban Arts workshops, musical projects, artist residencies and audience engaged performances uplift, self-identify and promote unity through Spoken, Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM). Red Slam known as the #1 Protest Musical Performance Group in Tkaronto has performed in places like: Port Credit, Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Brantford, Six Nations, Akwesasne, Manitoulin Island, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, and New Mexico. Opening for such notable artists as: Tanya Tagaq, Martha Redbone, Veronica Johnny and the Johnny’s, Plex, Inter-Tribal, Kinnie Starr, Digging Roots and most recently Hip Hop Legends Main Source. 2016 they performed at AGO in Long Dragon House; Summer Works in Intent City and Headlined at UNITY HipHop Festival. 2017 they released Right Level a mash-up of lyricism, HipHop beats; live music, and oral telling of today’s indigenous way. You can catch Red Slam next as the headlining opening musical act for the 2017 Nuit Blanche Festival at Nathan Phillips SQ  Sept 30th 7pm.

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We Are Still Here Collective Contributors:

Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (The Woman Who Walks In The Light) is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi'kmaw drum talk poetic rapologist; poet, musician, hip-hop MC, arts educator, radio host, curator, facilitator, Director of Programming for Neighbourhood Impact for the TD Centre of Learning Regent Park and TAC Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. Vocals, Hand Drum, Shaker. 

Skratchwon, Dene from Alberta. About a year and a half ago Skratch won founded Indagenius a hiphop crew about social awareness through lyricism and clothing designs, and skate boards. Skratch won also facilitates hiphop education workshops through Sketch and does Murals across Turtle Island. Vocals, Beat Box, Beats.

Ruben “Benny” Esguerra, Indigenous from Bogota, Colombia is a musician, poet, educator, activist and the current P.E.A.C.H: Programme Coordinator and Instructor in the Jane and Finch Community. As the lead creative behind the New Traditions Project Ruben has released two recording projects which explore indigenous-afro identity within South America and the Condor and Eagle prophecies of alliance of the South and the North. Percussion's and Flute.

William Charbonneau, songwriter, musical composer, and multi instrument musician (Guitar, Bass and Keys). He is currently the Public Service Assistant and occasional Branch Head, at both Centennial Library and Toronto Public Library. Guitar, Vocals.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Auditorium (MCA190)
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Free
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