[Another report from correspondent Elisa F.G. – AC]
On April 22nd the Regent Theatre in Toronto will be premiering a film that not only documents the exceptional talents of many indigenous musicians, but also gives voice to a music scene that refuses to go unheard, and man oh man are people listening.
When They Awake is a documentary that follows Indigenous musicians working with their music, and through their music, to channel the pain of the past, and turn it into powerful tunes for the future. From hip-hop to rock to EDM, established as well as emerging native musicians are working with these genres to tell their stories and When They Awake serves as the fly on the wall to this generation of artists, as they tear up the rules when it comes to melodic storytelling.
With 20+ artists, featuring A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Leela Gilday and ISKWE’, When They Awake rocks the music industry with the raw truth behind the lyrics, a moment and movement like no other for Indigenous North American musicians.
The Toronto premiere will also include a post-screening Q&A with its inspiring filmmaker P.J. Marcellino and a special live performance by Juno nominated artist Iskwe.
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