From October 01 2009 to October 04 2009

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DR. ROXANNE SHANTE
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

Wolf Rider: Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Multi-Media Life interviewed by author and music journalist, Carl Wilson
Thursday, october 1, 2009, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Espace Reunion (6600 Hutchison, Beaubien corner)

Rap She Wrote: Dr. Roxanne Shante in conversation with Roxanne Arsenault, aka Donzelle
Friday, october 2, 2009, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Espace Reunion (6600 Hutchison, Beaubien corner)

 

Wolf Rider: Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Multi-Media Life interviewed by author and music journalist, Carl Wilsone
Co-presented by the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse

"It's as if this sound [her voice], this tide in the larynx, were the world's lingua franca of remembrance." - Carl Wilson

Few people can boast an artistic career as far reaching and influential as Buffy Sainte-Marie. Iconic and legendary as a singer/songwriter, she is known equally for her activism, pacifism, and work as a visual artist. Buffy's singular, powerfully urgent voice lent force and public attention to the peace movement of the 1960's. With anthems like Universal Soldier and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, she wove her way into the collective identity of a generation. Over the years her work has continued to champion justice, just as it has consistently won her accolades -- from Academy Awards to Canada's walk of fame. In this unique keynote appearance, she'll be sharing her experience of survival as an artist in worlds linked and diverse alike: from music, showbiz and visual arts to education, Aboriginal rights, being on the road, and more.

Listen up! This is a truly rare chance to learn about the multi-media life of a singular and enduring icon.

 

Rap She Wrote: Dr. Roxanne Shante in conversation with Roxanne Arsenault, aka Donzelle
Co-presented by La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse and the Urban Music Association of Canada (UMAC)

Dr. Shante's experience has been singular - she rose to Hip-Hop stardom in the early 80s as one of the youngest and only female rapper of pioneering group The Juice Crew where she wrote, rapped, recorded and performed alongside Bizmarkie, Marley Marl, MC Shan, and other legends. She went on to pursue a Phd in Psychology, to work as a counsellor to emerging artists, and to continue her musical career.

Come hear about the stereotypes, the industry traps and hoops, the hype, the obstacles, and most importantly the proud tradition and unique role of women in the Hip-Hop world from a women who has been in the game since it started. This is a rare opportunity to hear it told from the Hip-Hop heroine herself.

In conversation with Roxanne Arsenault, Montreal-based artistic coordinator of La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, CISM radio DJ known as Violette Vilaine, and electro-rappeuse Donzelle.

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