Concert for Ulluilsc

fri23sep5:30 pm TConcert for Ulluilsc


(Friday) 5:30 pm T View in my time


Lillooet museum Park

790 Main st Lillooet

Event Details

Concert for Ulluilsc
i skelkla7lhkalha | Our ancestors

Fri Sept 23: 530PM
Performance and Feast
St’at’imc | Lillooet – 790 Main St (Park beside the Lillooet Museum)
Melawmen Collective
Kin Balam
No. 1 Special
More TBA

We will be selling shirts with the poster art and taking donations to fundraise for Ulliulsc.

We gather with our relatives to celebrate our ancestors and our way of life as ucwalmicw
From nation to nation we continue to nourish our relationships with one another and also in acknowledgment of our ancestral laws.

There is much to be said about the hardships we have faced as a peoples and even through the hardest times we gather and share our melaomen/medicine with each other. Keeping our sacred circle connected. Join us for an evening of healing music and words from local and visiting artists.

It is in the balance of the simplicity and complexities of our way of life that led our ancestors and as we lay down our own markers on the path our people are on today that is why we have gathered and will always continue to come together in this way.

Post Art: Valen Onstine


Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Hujune



    Hujunē is comprised of Dakelh sisters Kumbayaz Dennis (flute, vocals) and Sabina Dennis (guitar, vocals). Tying activism and lyricism together the sisters have continued to be a strong presence in the grassroots activist community as well as a strong presence on stage as they perform their all original Dakelh contemporary music.

    Sabina Dennis-Luksil yoo (Caribou Clan)
    Kumbayaz Dennis-Luksil yoo (Caribou Clan)


  • Kin Balam

    Kin Balam

    [Nahua Purulapan Pipil]

    Kin Balam, the path of the jaguar (Indigenous Maya/Lenca) is an unprecedented, groundbreaking musical project of world music, comprising of virtuoso Flamenco guitar, Afro Latin rhythms, Indigenous (Meso-American) instrumentation, Hip Hop of social political content, and improvisational elements of Jazz.

    This powerhouse of musical spirits come to electrify, and deepen our souls’ beats, while changing the perspective, spiritual quality and vibrational frequencies that hold our bodies and minds in limitation. Indigenous tradition, African drumming of Latin America, Flamenco Gypsy language, Rap hood Poetry, and Jazz improvisation are the cultural ingredients that give rise to the originating group phenomenon Kin Balam who offer us a message of hope, rebellion, reconnection, and the medicine of living from our hearts.

    Balam S Antonio, aka Kin Balam studied under the renowned flamenco guitar master Jeronimo Maya In Spain Madrid. Born in the Indigenous lands of Kuxkatan (El Salvador) in the heart of a Central American revolution, along with his family he came to Turtle Island, Canada as a refugee of war. Descending from a long family line of musicians, Kin was born with a unique gift of musical abilities that would one day come to determine the direction and intention of his living. Burying his heart in the pain of urban violence as a teenager with a soul hungry for meaning, Kin opted to die to a self-destructive lifestyle that shattered the foundation of his community, making a vow to focus all of his might and capabilities to create a sound that spoke the positive message and cultural power he felt lacked in the world.

    Since then he has dedicated his entire being to the refining of his skills, potential, and music to reflect the voice found in his soul, and to serve the oppressed communities of our world. Kin Balam symbolizes the returning to ourselves, to our roots, to our deepest truths, to our learning of tangible love, to the healing of our pain, to decolonizing, to reconnection, to forgiveness, to the mistakes that fructify into teachings, to the actions required by a necessary social, environmental, and political change. For all we truly leave behind and before us, is the legacy of our actions. And it is this very legacy, which we all must be soulfully, and mindfully giving rise to.

    [Nahua Purulapan Pipil]

  • The Melawmen Collective

    The Melawmen Collective

    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth/ Nlaka’pamux]

    A contemporary Indigenous alternative fusion woven together with elements of hip/trip-hop, rock/folk, righteous rhymes and rich harmonies, carried through with experience, manifestation, and visions of intergenerational stories of pain and healing. The Melawmen Collective brings a uniqueness to their sound like no other, drawing in a wide variety of listeners through sharing their own journeys of life through their musical evolution together. ‘Melawmen’ means medicine in the Secwepemc language, and the unceded territory of the Secwepemc People in what is now known as BC, is where co-founders Meeka Morgan (vocals, Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Rob Hall (Vocals, Ghengis Ghandi’s, Ashcroft), Geo Ignace aka Geo The Voice (Vocals, Secwepemc/Cree), and Kiva Morgan-Hall (Vocals, Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), continue to grow. The collective is honoured to be joined by Cass Gregg (Bass, Tŝilhqot’in) and Victor Laso (Drums, Republic of Chile).


    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth/ Nlaka’pamux]


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