Live Hip Hop - Freestyle Rap - Breakdancing - Traditional Flute - Hand Drum - Cultural Teachings - Motivational Speaking - Interactive Workshops - School Assemblies - Community Events
For this presentation, Shibastik will focus on connecting the modern and traditional worlds. The "Wetum (Tell them) Road" is the winter road that connects the Moose River communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory to the south. Sharing stories from life as a Cree hunter in the North who has travelled the continent sharing what he has learned on the land, Shibastik will encourage Native youth to carry their culture with them, wherever they go in life.
*Shibastik formed team "Wetum Boys" in 2019 when asked to put on a James Bay tour for the Mushkegowuk Youth Council.
Former Guinness World Record holder for longest freestyle rap at 18+ hours! Red Cloud will share his story of growing up between Compton and Inglewood in the heart of Los Angeles; Hawthorne, CA. His story will move the unmovable. He has won numerous awards and competitions and has become the most well known Indigenous MC, touring every major city in the States and visiting reserves all across turtle Island. His will display his skills and deliver an improv and interactive performance like no other. Participants with be needed but Cloud will be doing all the hard work!
Artson, who recently won Best Hip Hop Album at the Native American Music Awards, will start with the traditional flute and it’s teachings, and speak on the origin of hip hop and its connection to Indigenous Culture, breaking (dance) and his personal story of coming from poverty along the Mexican border in El Paso, TX to travelling the world with his music. He will demonstrate using the loop machine to create a live beat while beat boxing and playing the flute, and will also get everyone lose with a break dancing demonstration that will require some space in the front!
Antoine Edwards will share round dance songs as well as his own hip hop, R&B, traditional fusion. He speaks about overcoming extreme anxiety and shyness that stemmed from a life of homelessness and insecurity. Antoine was raised traditional, and has been totally drug and alcohol free his entire life, attending ceremonies regularly and living the culture. He is the youngest in the group and his future is extremely bright. His music will send warm chills up every spine!! He will teach the group how to sing a round dance song, so crowd participation will be expected and encouraged!