Woodland Cultural Centre announces “Unplugged” a Socially Distanced outdoor concert celebrating Nationally renowned Indigenous Singer Songwriters.
The Woodland Cultural Centre is inviting the community out to their first social distanced outdoor concert, showcasing Nationally renowned Indigenous Singer Songwriters from across Turtle Island on September 19, 2020 from 7-10PM.
What is Unplugged?
Unplugged is a socially distanced concert as part of the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series. This acoustic concert is highlighting the female voices of singer/songwriters: Lacey Hill (Six Nations), Biine Elijah (Oneida), Ila Barker (Manitoba) and Beatrice Deer (Quebec). Due to travel restrictions the performances of Beatrice Deer and Ila Barker will be screened instead of in-person performances. The evening will be hosted by Santee Smith, founding and Managing Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; Chancellor of McMaster University in Hamiliton; Artist and Guest Speaker. Santee Smith is an internationally recognized leader in the performing arts, a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer and producer from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario.
Performances will take place on the front steps of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and symbolize the resilience of Indigenous culture, creativity and expression. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening from socially distanced spaces as marked.
Advance tickets will be on sale at WoodlandCulturalCentre.ca for $15 each or $25 family ticket (4 people max) and also available at the door the day of the event.
Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to be opening back up to the public, however limited tickets will be available to stay within COVID protocols.
Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce our partnership with Skateboard Project 2023!The Skateboard Project is an initiative that aims to promote Onkwehón:we artwork, active bodies, and collaboration between cultural centers across multiple Indigenous communities.In its second year, Kahnawà:ke, Kanehsatà:ke, Kenhtè:ke, Ahkwesáhsne and Six Nations came together to create seven skateboards graphics showcasing the range of styles and cultural imagery.Skateboard culture values inclusivity, individuality, creativity, and freedom and blending these with Indigenous traditions has created a project that connects communities through local art and skateboarding.Profits from the skateboard sales go towards compensation for the artist’s work and to help fund events related to June 21st (Go Skate Day/Indigenous Day/First Day of Summer).We hope to see more Indigenous communities being part of the project in the future!Woodland Cultural Centre is thrilled to participate in this fantastic community project. We will feature the seven skateboards from the participating artists in our online gift store and in the Stan Hill Gallery starting Saturday, February 18. Visit our website to support Skateboard Project 2023: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/skateboard-project-2023/... See MoreSee Less