july, 2021

15jul7:00 pm T8:00 pm TFeaturedVirtual EventListen Live with The Melawmen CollectivePerformances in the Park Time has ran out! Better luck next time!


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The Melawmen Collective from Ashcroft, BC perform for Performances in the Park ‘Listen Live’ 2021. Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, ‘Listen Live’ delivers incredible quality regional talent to you, like our unique Indigenous Hip Hop fusion act, The Melawmen Collective.

Filmed inside the historic Potato House in downtown Williams Lake as thunderstorms swept through the area, The Melawmen Collective brought messages of healing and resistance, timely and needed songs conveyed through some of the regions best Hip Hop artists (Geo Ignace and Kiva Morgan-Hall), and the lyric and rhythmic sensitivity of co-founders Meeka Noelle Morgan and Rob Hall. For this performance they were joined on bass by Matt Wiebe.

The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society have presented Performances in the Park for 10 years!
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Performances in the Park is made possible by financial support from the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District.
http://williamslake.ca/ https://www.cariboord.ca/en/index.aspx

The series is managed by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and for 2021 we’ve partnered with Arts on the Fly Music Festival to showcase the community of Horsefly and the musicians who call it home.

Platinum Sponsors:
TRU Williams Lake https://tru.ca/williamslake.html
Williams Lake District Credit Union https://www.wldcu.com/Personal/

Silver Sponsor:
Coyote Rock Estates https://www.coyoterock.ca/

Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • The Melawmen Collective

    The Melawmen Collective

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

    The Melawmen Collective collaborate on a fusion of hip-hop with musical manifestations and visions through performances and workshops. Melawmen in Secwepemcstin (Secwepemc language) means "medicine" the collective is gathering medicine ~ to heal, share and expand. The collective started as a group of artists facilitating music and art workshops for native and non-native youth around cultural identity, understandings of history, and the role of storytelling in community wellbeing. These collaborative pieces are created by artists who have worked together since 2007: Meeka Morgan (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Rob Hall (Canadian), George Ignace AKA Geo (Secwepemc/ Cree). Check out their website at www.melawmen.ca The collective was formed in 2009, with a vision to create connections between Indigenous People and others through stories, history, art and music. Working with Indigenous youth and others – including Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth Kiva Morgan-Hall – its aim is to hold space to bring perspectives together so that new collaborations can be created, as a praxis of building and bonding historical consciousness, together, through the freedom that creativity brings and allows. They are based in Secwepemculucw, otherwise known as the Shuswap territory, the southern interior of what is now known as BC.

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