Murray Porter’s music has an instantly recognizable sound. The Mohawk piano player from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory brings his culture and history to the masses through his music. With a mix of blues, country, and humour, Porter’s gravelly, soulful voice sings not only of the history and contemporary stories of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, but also universal themes of love, lost and found. He has spent over 30 years playing his self-taught unique style of foot-stomping, hand clapping blues piano around the world.
Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose foothills of Alberta. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea ,British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.
Blue Moon Marquee is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues ilk with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz tinged blues.
***A THREE PART SERIES - Saturdays, March 18th, 25th and April 1st***
This is a beginner's class - loan of tools & wood will be provided. Morning coffee and light snacks from lelem' included.
Aubrey's gift of carving started early in life. His brother, who was taught by Master Carver Simon Charlie, shared his talent with Aubrey. He has continued to carve Totem Poles, masks, and other incredible pieces of art.
His work can be seen in galleries in Vancouver such as Douglas Reynolds Gallery, Coastal Peoples and Native Art Gallery as well as Hills Native Art Gallery.
Aubrey is a member of the Owl Clan of the Tsawout First Nation...join him as he teaches you how to carve your own traditional cedar rattle.
Sister Says is a soulful indie pop duo/group based out of Vancouver fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson. Smooth, dreamy, melodic and lyrically rich, Sister Says’s roots stem from the soul, blues and pop music the two grew up around as children. In regards to the duo/band’s name…. years back Gillian suggested the name Sister Says. Robert laughed and then said “yeah let’s call it Sister Says”. Seemingly Gillian leads the project but in actual fact both siblings bring their musical and creative attributes together in creating and performing.
Mechtild Morin has over 40 years experience working and living in indigenous communities.
When her husband passed, she knew she had to continue the Métis history and culture alive for her son, so immersed herself in learning and partaking in traditional crafts.
Join us at the Richmond Cultural Centre on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 for a day of finger weaving.
Cedar has long been a valuable resource to the Northwest Coast First Nations people, but it also plays an important role in spiritual belief and ceremonial life.
Join Tahltan/Tlingit artist Britany Quinn as she teaches you how to make a beautiful cedar rose.