Join us at Berlin Night Club (former location of Mercury Lounge) to celebrate the 12th annual Asinabka Festival. We have a great line-up of 5 talented artists to bring the beat and get you moving. The Music Showcase brings together diverse Indigenous artists and broad genres for an exciting mix of the performers you follow and the acts you’re about to love. Stick around after 11pm for the resident Berlin Nightclub DJ's.
Unfortunately Berlin Nightclub is not accessible, as it is up 2 flights of stairs.
SAT. AUG. 12, 2023
Location: Berlin Nightclub (56 Byward Market Square)
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7-11pm / Afterparty: 11pm-Late
Aqqalu Berthelsen, also known as Uyarakq, was born in Nuuk, Greenland in the mid 80s. He is a self taught music producer/composer and DJ with a background in metal music. Growing up in Uummannaq, Northern Greenland and Nuuk, the capital, has played a large role in shaping him to be a versatile musician between two worlds.
Melody McKiver’s (they/them) musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. A proud member of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation, Melody is currently Assistant Professor of Indigenous Music (tenure-track) with the Desaultels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Mizi'iwe Aana Kwat (LGBTQ2S+ Council) within the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3
Alicia Kayley is a Pop R&B singer songwriter with powerful and warm vocals. She is a contemporary Indigenous artist from the Algonquin and Tahltan Nation residing in Ottawa. Alicia recently obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University specializing in Classical voice and popular style songwriting.
Alicia is taking the next step towards her music career by creating her debut album with Crystal Shawanda’s label based in Nashville.
Electronic music producer known for his innovative work in remixing Inuktitut music, and for seminal film archive video remixes, Geronimo Inutiq continues to offer a unique perspective through his creative pursuits.
Weather Beings is a performance collaborative co-founded by Moe Clark and Victoria Hunt in 2019. Weather Beings was created as a site to examine the intersections of Métis wâhkôhtowin and Mâori whakapapa (kinship systems), and to assert a critical position to reclaim, restore and rematriate feminine and queer knowledge into our cultural and creative practices. As collaborators, we navigate thresholds between what is ‘known’, what is withheld or ‘unknown,’ and what is being dreamt into being, while upholding a framework of ethical co-existence and restorative co-resistance. In essence, we activate creative practices that refuse violent linearities by dreaming backwards into the future. Encoded in this dreaming are nêhiyawêwin and Te Reo Mâori languages, where old words create new worlds.
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