Rhythms of the People
July 25th 4:00 PM - July 25th 12:00 AM
Presented by Calgary Folk Music Festival, Indigenous Resilience in Music, and Moonstone Creations
Thursday, July 25 10:00 am – 6:00 pm · $20
We have a limited number of available public registration openings. If you are an Indigenous identifying person/youth, register through the ticket link.
Calgary Folk Music Festival, IRIM and Moonstone Creations present a full-day program that pairs Indigenous youth with emerging and established Indigenous artists and musicians for a time of learning, sharing and creating. The guides and mentors include:
Indigenous Resilience in Music
Since 2016, this Indigenous-led organization has built community, dialogue and created insight into the lives of Indigenous musicians and aided Indigenous youth in reclaiming identity through music and the arts. IRIM runs programs year-round in Treaty 7, sharing traditional knowledge while furthering creativity through workshops, artist residencies and showcases. They also work with festivals to create ethical spaces and inclusion policies around Indigenous music programming.
Amy Willier is a Cree knowledge keeper from Sucker Creek First Nation. Amy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes acting, singing and traditional art. She enjoys sharing her heritage with others in whichever form it takes.
Hip hop and spoken word are the creative releases for this Cree-Dene-Métis poet, community-based educator, engagement consultant, author, filmmaker and social entrepreneur to express emotions.
Eekwol’s hip hop offers occasionally frank, almost always empowering, messages of survival and triumph. She’s a scene veteran that boasts a discography dating back over a decade.
Iconic Inuit elder Thrasher co-founded and played drums in one of the North's first Indigenous rock bands before switching to guitar and focusing on country folk, penning poignant songs about his people such as “Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules” and “Old Man Carver.”