EARTH: a Night of Indigenous Expression
(Friday) 7:30 pm T View in my time
Eagle Eye Theatre
38430 Buckley Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0E4
Join Howe Sound Performing Arts Association for the third concert of the Elemental Concert Series, EARTH: a Night of Indigenous Expression. The evening of growth
Join Howe Sound Performing Arts Association for the third concert of the Elemental Concert Series, EARTH: a Night of Indigenous Expression. The evening of growth and revitalization will include performances by Spakwus Slolem – Eagle Song Dancers, Alex Wells hoop dancer, and The Spiritual Warriors, woven together by culture bearer, Kalkalath [Deanna Lewis].
Friday, April 14, 2023
doors open at 7:00 PM
Show at 7:30 PM
Eagle Eye Theatre,
38430 Buckley Ave., Squamish, BC
Tickets: $30 – Click ‘Learn More’ Below
Indigenous Artists for this Event!
Spakwus Slolem, (translated,”Eagle Song Dancers), are members of the Squamish Nation. Geographically located in what is called the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Our traditional territory being the Howe Sound, Vancouver to Whistler area. The Squamish have lived and utilized this area for over 10,000 years, having history traced back to the Great Flood, and an Ice Age.We are a Coastal people, people of the cedar longhouses, of the great sea-going canoes, the racing war canoes, People of the Salmon. Our colourful history speaks of things of legend, of deeds of certain members of the Smylaith Tribe (Sasquatch), legends of the Animal Kingdom(i.e., The Raven, Seagull and Sun), which brings out Teachings of our Squamish People, the History of Takaya, the Wolf Clan, one of our Squamish Family’s History. Spakwus Slolem presentations brings out “Chiax”, the protocol and laws of our canoe culture, for our Longhouses. Some of our Elders today still have memories of early years, travelling across the waters in great canoes to visit Family in distant land , and exercising our Chiax. Spakwus Slolem presents a glimpse into this culture through singing/drumming and dance, and audience participation.
The Spiritual Warriors
The Spiritual Warriors
The internationally acclaimed music group, The Spiritual Warriors, create music inspired by the land and life in the coastal mountains of the Lil’wat Nation. With their unique blend of indigenous chants and contemporary roots, rock, reggae, the Spiritual Warriors are distinctly west coast. The band perform most of their songs in Ucwalmícwts and are passionate about preserving and promoting their language and culture. The uplifting reggae rhythm only underlines the beautiful harmonizing of the vocals sung bilingually in English and Ucwalmícwts the Lil’wat language. The Spiritual Warriors, formerly known as Kalan Wi, are led by father and daughter, Leroy (vocals, guitar) and Daisy Joe(vocals) and accompanied by founding member Rich Doucet on drums, Mike Rowe on Bass, Cuyler Biller on guitar, Quentin De Lorenzis on keys and Leonard Fisher on percussion. The band regularly collaborates with other first nation artists and musicians to write and perform live. Ancestors’ their debut album was released in 2019 and has received 4 nominations at the Native American Music Awards in New York and won for Best World Recording. This truly unique band will take you on a cultural journey to the natural heartbeat of the Indigenous drum and the St’at’imc people.