OUTSIDE / IN Series New North Collective
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster BC V3M 1B6
Northern Canada New North Collective
The New North Collective (NNC) is an ensemble of performing artists from the Yukon and Northwest Territories. This concert will feature singer/songwriter Diyet from the Kluane First Nation, Nanavik’s Slyvia Cloutier (throat singer/drum dancer), Graeme Peters (drums and guitar), Bob Hamilton (steel pedal guitar & mandolin), Selena Savage (trombone from the Yukon as well as North Vancouver’s Eric Redd (guitar, bass, and mandolin).
The New North Collective came together in 2015 after the artists had performed together in various configurations at events and festivals over the years. Each of the members have successful individual music careers and bring a diversity of styles, language, and experience to the collective. Together, they explore their ideas of north - from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music focuses on an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of geography and community on the music they create collaboratively. The expansive imagery of Northern Canada comes to light in songs, music, and film with the vastness from one territory to the next evident in their musical and visual explorations. The music is collaboratively written, and genres represented include folk, new music, experimental, spoken word, and rock. Languages represented are English, Southern Tutchone, and Greenlandic. While exploring and pushing musical boundaries, there is a common goal to discard the stereotypes of the region and the people who live in rural and remote northern communities. This is an art installation where the pieces of music are curated from the message of north, and the value of this message. It is current, traditional, and thought provoking for diverse audiences.
Stair Free Seating is available by advance request. Patrons with mobility challenges should contact the box office for seating advice. 604-521-5050