Tiny House Warriors Album Release
David Morin, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Buckman Coe, Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths, Tank Gyal, Kimmortal, Ostwelve, JB the First Lady, Kanahus Manuel, more TBA
254 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P1
Doors 7:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Album Release and Screen Printing Fundraiser for Tiny House Warriors
TINY HOUSE WARRIORS ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths
Kimmortal & Ostwelve
JB the First Lady
With presentations by THW's Kanahus Manuel and more.
The Tiny House Warriors are one of the forefront indigenous movements resisting the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion. 30+ artists have come together for this album to support the building of 10 mobile tiny houses which will block pipeline construction on Secwepemc territory as well as provide spaces for indigenous entrepreneurs and elders. Screen prints, prints of the THW album art, and the resistance art of Jackie Fawn Illustrations will be for sale. There will also be on-site screen printing. No CDs, just download codes of the album with resistance artwork.
Artists on the compilation album that will be for sale:
Iskwé • Hāwane Rios • Rising Appalachia Music • The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer • adham shaikh & Kinnie Starr • Buckman Coe • Tubby Love • Shred Kelly • LYNX & the Servants of Song • Five Alarm Funk • The Boom Booms • Caleb Hart • Kinnie Starr • The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra •Snotty Nose Rez Kids • Mob Bounce • Claire Mortifee • Kimmortal • Sara Tone Music • Shauit • Star Captains • QVLN - Quetzal Guerrero & OVEOUS• Kristie McCracken • Jb the FirstLady • Small Town Artillery • Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron • The Melawmen Collective • Mngwa • Scott Cook• C.O.T.I. • Naomi Kavka • and more....
• THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY •
With his self released debut album, Every Colour, out on Bombay Records, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on street corners in his hometown of Vancouver.
After all, that's where this 32-year old, who is of Metis Native American descent, honed his craft––and his social mes- sage. Like the man himself, David Morin's music is pure, authentic and from the heart. Self-taught and passionately committed to being a career artist, he's blessed with the ability to turn strangers into fans. That's why he earned his stripes the hard way, busking on Vancouver streets and singing to make a living. This guitar (and loop-pedal) virtuoso makes a solo performance sound like an entire band.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS ARE AN INDIGENOUS HIP-HOP DUO FROM THE HAISLA NATION.
As the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, we speak back to the stereotypes that present us as untamed, ill-mannered and vulgar savages, reclaiming ourselves as the 7th generation on the rise. We tell our stories to show that we may be a little rough around the edges but that roughness makes our lives interesting. We don’t carry certain privileges afforded through colonialism -fenced in backyards, green grass suburbia- but we are privileged in other ways. We were privileged to be raised by the ocean with a forest in our back yard. We are rich through learning our traditional way of life while being raised on our ancestors’ territory – there is a great deal of wealth in knowing who and where you come from. We were able to learn by doing, to run around the reservation, get stung by devils nettle and not cry over it but wipe our snot on it and keep going. We learnt about the ocean’s depth and the rivers’ current. We learned how to survive without actually having to only survive. We ran in packs. We were raised by our parents; we were raised by our community. Our culture is strong and continues to shape us into who we are today. We are storytellers, dancers, singers and artists. We are survivors. Our ancestors live through us and as individuals, we have a platform to communicate this with our community. With whatever lens you see us through, we will always be the snot nosed kids from the rez and that’s what makes us beautiful.
Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from Soul, Americana, and Reggae, Buckman Coe's music always seeks to uplift while forwarding messages of togetherness and social justice. He and his band have a dynamic repertoire that can suit theatres as well pack dance-floors. In support of Coe's 4 albums, his band has toured across Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Oregon, and Hawaii.
His recent release Malama Ka ’Aina (2016) – a Hawaiian phrase meaning to respect the land – is a gorgeous fusion of reggae, soul, and world music. With the masterful production by global/electronic artist Adham Shaikh and Jason Kechely, Coe creates ethereal, soul-drenched vocals that soar over arrangements celebrating the awakening of social consciousness and global unity. It was nominated in the Western Canadian Music Awards for World Album of the Year 2016, and was in the top 10 World Charts in College and Community Radio in the USA.
Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths
Growing up in the the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, gave Caleb Hart the unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about their cultures. As he learned, he fell deeper and deeper in love with a wide variety of music: Gospel, Soul, Pop, Rock, Calypso, Soca and more than anything Reggae.??
After trouble at home required a change of pace, Hart moved to Canada to step out of the ruts of gang culture and violence he had fallen into. Mere days after landing, Hart had a divine encounter that changed his outlook on everything. Suddenly, his life and music had purpose and he dedicated to growing in his craft, quickly hitting the road as a hip-hop artist under the pseudonym “BraveHart” and touring through schools, reserves and small towns on anti-bullying and suicide awareness campaigns.
Soon, Hart settled in Grande Prairie Alberta and formed a reggae band “Tasman Jude”. Within their first 3 years Tasman Jude’s popularity grew both at home and around the world racking up hundreds of shows in Canada, Australia and the Caribbean, as well as radio airplay, and awards. Throughout all of this Hart continued to grow as a performer, songwriter, and in his desire to reach as many people as possible with a message of hope, unity, and love. These days you will continue to find him out on the road or in the studio, connecting people, and working to spread joy wherever he goes.
THE ROYAL YOUTHS:
The Royal Youths formed on Vancouver Island in October 2015 as a one time backing band for Caleb Hart. Since then they have grown into an incredible band that brings their own unique funky reggae into every room they play.
Toppa Top DJ / Boss Lady of Ting: Vancouver's Longest-Running Reggae Dancehall Weekly every Thursday @ Waldorf.
Kimmortal is an independent artist and creative powerhouse based in Vancouver, BC. Known for her socially conscious lyrics that speak to her experience as queer filipina-canadian, her music is an eclectic mix of soul, indie-rock, rap, and hip hop experimental. She often brings unexpected instruments into her live sets including the ukulele or glockenspiel.Other festivals she has performed at include Canadian Music Week, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (Toronto), New West Pride Festival, and the Queer Women of Colour Film Festival (San Francisco). She has opened up for artists Shad K, Azizi Gibson, Gabriel Teodros, Lal and Saul Williams.
Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, is a Stō:lo/St’át'imc/Nlaka'pamux multimedia artist based in Vancouver, BC. He got his start with professional graphic design at the age of 14 after submitting a design to a Vancouver-based skateboard company "Arson" and got this design printed. In the same year he began co-hosting the "When Spirits Whisper" radio show along side Gunargie O'Sullivan on CO-OP Radio 100.5 FM (formerly 102.7 FM).
He has worked on a number of projects, most prominently as an actor and composer for APTN/Showcase dramatic series "Moccasin Flats" for two seasons as a performer and a lead character, and in the subsequent film project "Moccasin Flats: Redemption" in 2007. As well, he was the lead composer for APTN children's Cree language series "Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree".
In the spring of 2011, he was hired as Content Manager for RPM.fm, an Indigenous music culture website based out of Vancouver. The website focuses on bringing the latest of Indigenous music culture to its audience, as well as a podcast series of which he was the host. The podcast was selected as the recipient of the United Nations DPI Gold Medal as well as being awarded a Silver Medal in the Culture & The Arts, Audio Podcast category at the New York Festivals Awards. Most recently he has been working as a researcher and writer for multiple TV, film and media arts projects.
As a musician under the name Ostwelve, Ron has performed in numerous festivals and has opened for acts such as Guru, K’naan, Abstract Rude and Snoop Dogg to name a few. Ron has also had the opportunity to perform as a part of the red diva projects ensemble project “The Road Forward” at the 2014 PuSh Festival in Vancouver. At the same time Ron was a part of the performance installation “Sometimes I Think I Can See You”, curated by Mario Pensotti, also a part of the PuSh Festival.
Ronnie has also been very active in facilitating and creating workshop programs for youth empowerment in media arts and hip-hop. He has worked with "All Nations Healin' Thru Artz" in Regina and helped to create "InDigital", an initiative focused on creating job training for Indigenous youth in the technology industries. More recently he’s worked with "Boldskool", a hip-hop/theatre workshop created by urban ink productions based out of Vancouver, BC, and Metaphor, where he entered the Burnaby Youth Custody Services Centre to work with youth on expression through writing and hip-hop culture. He also spent a number of years as a cultural programmer with the W2 Community Arts Society and the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival.
Currently he is working as the Program Director for “Reframing Relations” with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver delivering programming for indigenous and non-indigenous artists to interface with students and youth in schools and communities around the concept of reconciliation.
Most recently, Ronnie is featured in the National Film Board musical documentary “The Road Forward”, directed by Marie Clements.
JB the First Lady
Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nation's. She is a Vancouver-based female hip hop/spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. "using [her] words to go upwards/not backwards." These are lyrics that describe what JB tries to convey in her music. JB has performed at over 500 hip hop shows, anywhere from auditoriums to Annual General Meetings for community organizations. She is spreading the words of empowerment & the perspective of urban indigenous women in Canada. Hip Hop is her chosen avenue of expression. JB's music is lyrically motivated with depth, meaning, and positivity like none other. She has released 3 solo albums, 1 mixtape and Entertribal album to date, "Indigenous Love" (2008); "Get Ready, Get Steady" (2011) and "Indigenous Girl Lifestyle" (2014) and the 2015 IMA winning album "Indigenized: Hitting the trail" by Entertribal in collaboration with Chief Rock.
JB is the 2015 winner of the Indigenous Music Award for Best Album Cover. She is a 5-time nominated artist at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, the only solo female to ever be nominated for Best Hip Hop Album, and has been nominated previously for Best Pop Album & Best Album Cover. She recently Just won "Vancouver Mayor Arts Award" for "community engaged art"
JB wants young indigenous women to feel proud, inspired, and to see someone on stage that looks like them; representing indigenous women in mainstream media.
Secwepemc Handpoke Tattoo Artist, Traditional Birthkeeper, Freedom Fighter. Secwepemc / Ktunaxa Nation