Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonThe Rematriation of Revolution featuring Red Slam, 2017
Photo: Zahra Siddiqui Graphic Artist: Javier Navarette Bravo
The Rematriation of Revolution featuring Red Slam is comprised of three powerhouse live musical sets which weaves audience engagement with a fusion of music, words, movement and projections. This installation explores themes such as the interconnectivity of intention on the land, the struggle to rebuild a broken spirit fragmented from intergenerational trauma, the resilience we must summon to re-matriate our revolutionary roots of resistance from first contact, and examines the AIM movement and Idle No More as Indigenous People. Red Slam will also be hosting intimate and interactive SLAM JAMS which will manifest into two distinct artistic vibez. The first involves a series of musical jam and storytelling sessions inside the installation, where members of the public can listen in and observe while others engage in visual art making with our visual artist and contribute to a 4 directions #mniwiconi #waterislife piece. The second SLAM JAM will rotate elements of the HipHop Medicine Wheel outside of the installation where the public will be encouraged to participate at various points in call and response, tableau creation and freestyle dance or rap jams in the spirit of the Rematriation of the Circle and the Revolution of the Cipher.
A TD Toronto Arts Foundation Diversity Arts Award Finalist is an indigenous hip hop fusion arts movement based in Tkaronto, Red Slam's 4Directions workshops, musical projects, artist residencies and audience engaged performances uplift, self-identify and promote unity through Spoken, Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM). Having opened for Martha Redbone and Tanya Tagaq. Their debut LP Right Level is a mash-up of lyricism, HipHop beats, live instrumentation, and oral storytelling relevant to indigenous struggles today.
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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Suitable for all ages
Nyawenkowa, Chi Miigwetch to: Creator Our Ancestors Mother Earth Our Elders and Knowledge Keepers Our Water Protectors Our Youth All My Relations
7:00pm opening performance on stage 6:30am closing performance on stage
This project is both indoors and outdoors.