The Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) series, presented by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd., delivers Toronto’s best Friday night destination with the hottest DJs, live performances, food and drink, and an opportunity to experience the Museum like never before. On Friday, June 16, 2017, honour Aboriginal Heritage Month with contemporary Indigenous artists, and explore our special exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & Power.
June 16 Performances
The Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts (ANDPVA) presents the following ANDPVA artists:
Crystal Sinclair: The night’s performances will open with a hand drum song.
Digging Roots: Musical partners Raven and ShoShone are the creative team and inspiration behind Digging Roots. They use the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines composition technique of tracing melody and rhythm from the contours of the land in the creation of their music. This traditional method of creating songs is paired with modern Eurocentric techniques of composition.
Joey Stylez: An award-winning hip-hop artist from Moosomin First Nation, Saskatchewan, Joey Stylez has forged a name for himself in the visualarts and business world. His music generally takes on the Robin Hood theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Rosary Spence: This multitalented singer, song composer, and performing artist is Cree from Fort Albany First Nation, an isolated community on James Bay in northern Ontario. Her newest release, Maskawasiwin, is a recording infused with acoustic rhythms, Indigenous fusions, and urban beats.
Sean Conway: A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Peterborough, Ontario, Sean Conway blurs the bridges between classic 60s-era country music and early pop rock while embracing his spontaneous nature as an entertainer and musician.
Manifest Destiny’s Child: A collective of Indigenous female stand-up comedians sharing their humble, humorous, and gregarious perspectives on what it means to be a modern Indian getting by in a colonial world.
DJ Classic Roots: The sexy heartbeat of the boreal north is brought to life with his unique brand of electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and DJ who is impacting the music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists. Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots established his original sound by integrating First Nations songs with electronica music.
DJ Fawn Big Canoe: A band member of the Georgina Island Chippewas, Fawn Big Canoe is a diverse DJ that has been bringing house and disco-influenced sounds to different venues across Toronto for over a decade.
ROM Gallery Activities
Giant Digital Colouring Wall: Get creative with enormous digital spray paint colouring pages from Makelab!
7:00 to 11:00 pm
Highlights include: Me.n.u., Tita Flips, Mnandi Pies, Ice Volcano, Young Animal, Rachel’s Gourmet, My Crème Caramel, Daniel et Daniel, chau, Phancy Food, and Basil Box.
Click here for programming details in French.
#FNLROM Tickets: $5 for ROM Members, $17 for Adults, and $15.50 for Students. For guaranteed entry, purchase tickets in advance at rom.on.ca/fridays. Get 20% off #FNLROM admission for groups of 20 or more! For details, email Groupsales@rom.on.ca. #FNLROM is a specially ticketed event for adults 19+.
Wendy Vincent, Bilingual Publicist
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