Friday, October 22nd @ 7:00 PM – Thundering Eagles, Wesley Hardisty & Eekwol
Saturday, October 23rd @ 7:00 PM – Khast’en Drummers & Twin Flames
(Check back for workshop details!)
– concerts will stream live, right here, at coldsnapfestival.com –
The presentation of this event will closely follow all provincial health regulations, including the new restrictions announced for the Northern Health region on October 14, 2021. All participants in this event will require to be double vaccinated, and the number of people allowed in the building will be very limited. We will continue with a limited number of participants in the workshops, but we do encourage folks to participate online.
Multi-Award Winning Twin Flames push the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”, with Indigenous, Inuit influenced songs that incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Songs are written in Inuttitut, English and French. Audiences love discovering Twin Flames cultures, harmonies and powerful songwriting. A musical journey which transcends cultural boundaries and inspires unity.
In Eekwol’s world, mothering, music and academics are chaotically coordinated into a delicate balance. As a well-known and dedicated hip hop emcee, Eekwol astounds her listeners with honest, direct and revolutionary words that come from places both original and unknown, and always groundbreaking. As a member of Muskoday First Nation, she holds a lifelong background of Plains Cree Indigenous music and culture and invites the audience into a space of experimental hip hop unique to her land and place while respecting the origins of hip hop.
Wesley Hardisty is a vibrant emerging fiddler, composer and collaborator from the Northwest Territories. From Fort Simpson, Wesley is a member of the Dene First Nation. He has performed nationally and internationally from Seattle to Iqaluit. He has played on folk festivals, fiddle festivals, Indigenous-focused performances, including multiple tours of the NWT as a feature performer and supporting artist,
Canada Scene and Northern Scene in Ottawa, 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He has two original albums and multiple commissions.
Wesley has been part of fiddling training programs as a student and now a teacher. He attended the Gulf Island School of Performing Arts and is currently in the NACC Mentorship program being mentored by acclaimed violinist/producer/composer Jesse Zubot. Wesley is sought-after as a collaborator with fiddlers, singer-songwriters, and classical ensembles.
Welsey values community connections and has made it a priority to perform for elders and be a leader in youth mentorship from the training programs that he went through as a student. Notably he is an Artistic Ambassador for the Downie-
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Prince George Folkfest Society acknowledges that we live, work and play on the unceded, traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. We respect and value all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis and how wisdom and creativity are embodied in land, language, and culture. We value the contribution of all cultures to our community, and stand against any form of racism, discrimination or prejudice.