Indigenous Music & Dance
Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 - 01:30 PM
Sunday, 12 Mar 2017 - 01:30 PM

Greenwin Theatre
Toronto Centre for the Arts

Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone will sing a beautiful mix of traditional hand drum songs and her own original songs from her album Hand Drum Stories. These songs will be a mix of English, French, Ojibwe (her ancestral language), and other Native languages she’s learned in songs along the way. She will be accompanied by her guitarist Errol Francis who is a Juno-award winner. She will sing many songs with his accompaniment and sing solely with her hand drum for the traditional songs. She will also be accompanied by her dancer Wenzdae Dimaline-Brewster who will be in full regalia and dance to the traditional and the original songs performed.
Lisa Odjig, two-time world champion hoop dancer, will dance with up to 17 hoops at one time. The North American Native Hoop dance is a storytelling dance. The hoops create formations, design and symbols of nature. The hoop dance brings global awareness about the land, water, plants, and animals, etc. The hoop dance brings awareness that it’s important that we must all help take care of the land, water, nature, animals and breathing air. It is a dance of celebrating life and all creations together as a whole nation.