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Alberta Spotlight: nêhiyawak with FOONYAP

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm MDT


Hailing from amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory, nêhiyawak tells stories—their story—capturing time through honeyed vocals and a cacophony of electronic and analog sounds. Their music balances the band’s Indigenous heritage with the present. Indie-rock guitar and dance floor synths blend with steady beats of carved cedar log and hand drums. Within the framework of the conventional song, the band creates and adds their own history while sharing with their audiences a unique expression of Indigeneity in Canada today.

Born in Calgary, FOONYAP started violin when she was 4. Embedded in classical music, Catholicism and Chinese culture, FOONYAP struggled with conformity, alongside a need for acceptance. Creating a hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic, her latest album reflects her tumultuous journey to self-discovery.

$15, More info: studiobell.ca/whats-on


April 19, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm MDT
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Studio Bell
850 - 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB Canada