The Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) series, presented by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd., delivers Toronto’s best Friday night destination with the hottest DJs, live performances, food and drink, and an opportunity to experience the Museum like never before. On Friday, June 16, 2017, honour Aboriginal Heritage Month with contemporary Indigenous artists, and explore our special exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & Power.
June 16: Indigenous Now: Performances
ANDPVA: (The Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts) – Canada’s oldest Indigenous arts service organization, founded in 1972. We support artists/creators/producers of Indigenous ancestry working in any discipline through networking, promotion, workshops, training, and partnerships. We also work for increased access to the arts sector for artists of Indigenous ancestry through policy development and advocacy.
The ANDPVA presents the following ANDPVA artists:
Musical partners Raven and ShoShona are the creative team and inspiration behind Digging Roots. In creating music, they utilize the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines composition technique of tracing melody and rhythm from the contours of the land. This traditional method of creating songs is paired with modern Eurocentric techniques of composition.
An award-winning hip-hop artist from Moosomin First Nation, Sask. He has forged a name for himself in the visual arts and business world. His music generally takes on the Robin Hood theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
This multitalented singer, song composer, and performing artist is Cree from Fort Albany First Nation, an isolated community on James Bay in northern Ontario. Her newest release, Maskawasiwin, is a recording infused with acoustic rhythms, Indigenous fusions, and urban beats.
A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist from Peterborough, Ont. An avid musical explorer, he blurs the bridges between classic sounds of 60s-era country music and early pop rock while embracing his spontaneous nature as an entertainer and musician – constantly challenging himself as an artist and performer.
Manifest Destiny’s Child
A collective of Indigenous women stand-up comedians sharing their humble, humorous, and gregarious perspectives on what it means to be a modern Indian getting by in a colonial world. Members of MDC perform across Indian Country and claim Toronto as their official territory (sorry MNCFN).
DJ Classic Roots
Brings the sexy heartbeat of the boreal north to life with his unique brand of electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and DJ who is impacting the music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists. Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots established his original sound by integrating First Nations songs with electronica music.
DJ Fawn Big Canoe
A band member of the Georgina Island Chippewas, Fawn Big Canoe is a diverse DJ that has been bringing house and disco influenced sounds to different venues across Toronto for over a decade.
U of T Faculty of Music
Featuring stars of the University of Toronto jazz music program.
Giant Digital Colouring Wall: Get creative with enormous digital spray paint colouring pages from MakeLab! (7-11 pm)
The Family Camera
Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with The Family Camera, an exhibition that explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation.
Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana
This new exhibition takes a historical and contemporary look at Asafo flags. These flags are the insignia created for the numerous military Asafo companies of the Fante states along the coast of Southern Ghana. Historically, Asafo companies were in charge of the safety and protection of the local community as well as warfare. Today they act as the vibrant core of local communities. Their flags depict narratives of pride, wisdom, and defiant messages to enemies and are sacred objects depicting the spirit and history of a company.
My Crème Caramel
Daniel et Daniel
Thank you to our friends at the ROM for gifting Thirty Four Flavours with a pair of tickets to the June 16: Indigenous Now edition of Friday Night Live (#FNLROM).
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Deadline for the Thirty Four Flavours and Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) Ticket Giveaway is Wednesday June 14, 2017.