Mimi O’Bonsawin Is Playing The National Arts Centre This Weekend

Are you beginning to miss the thrill of live music? Look no further, because award-winning Abenaki and French-Canadian artist Mimi O’Bonsawin is playing at the National Arts Centre this Friday, October 22nd, 2021. This concert is part of their Fridays at the Fourth series.   Mimi O’Bonsawin‘s latest album is the French EP Elle Danse. The […]

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NAC Indigenous Theatre shares in Orange Shirt Day beading workshop

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about Indigenous history in Canada and the trauma and injustice faced at residential schools. The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre’s Indigenous Cultural Resident, Algonquin Anishinabeg artist, Mairi Brascoupe will deliver a virtual beadwork class leading up to Orange Shirt Day. While learning the art form […]

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National Arts Centre Announces Concerts for 2021-2022 Season

If you’re like me, you’re seriously starting to crave some live music. Thankfully, the National Arts Centre has everyone covered. Early on Thursday, the NAC announced that they will be returning to in-person performances for their 2021-2022 season.   The 2021-2022 season includes performances from Indigenous artists Shawnee Kish and William Prince, as well as […]

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The Halluci Nation and Charlotte Cardin to perform Calgary Folk Music Festival Summer Serenades

Not able to grab a ticket or hit the road in time to make it to the Calgary Folk Festival this year? No problem. The festival, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, is bringing you the virtual Summer Serenades series. The series will feature free streamed performances from The Halluci Nation, Charlotte Cardin, Lido […]

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Ila Barker launches third season of AIRSessions, music workshops for youth led by Indigenous artists

Do you know an Indigenous youth aged 13-25 with an interest in making music? Ila Barker launches season three of AIRSessions this month, which invite youth to Indigenous-led music workshops throughout 2021. AIRSessions is hosted in part by the National Arts Centre, sākihiwē festival, Indigenous Family Centre, Indigenous Music and Music for Life. To kick off […]

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Update: [POSTPONED] Maestro Fresh Wes & Logan Staats to perform at virtual Raise Your Voice Concert Series

Update: This show has been postponed with the Stay-at-Home Order in effect. More details to come. Noisemaker has partnered with the National Arts Centre for the virtual Raise Your Voice Concert Series! Raise Your Voice brings an online streamed concert every Thursday night straight to the comfort of your home. Check out the stylings of Indigenous and […]

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The NAC Indigenous Theatre and Ottawa Public Library Partner Up for a 2021 Indigenous Book Club

Are you hoping to read more this year? The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre and the Ottawa Public Library have partnered up to bring you Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club. Each month from January until June, a book by an Indigenous author will be featured. Readers are invited to join a Facebook event page where discussion questions about […]

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Support Indigenous makers and artists online at Adàwàning

Adàwàning: Indigenous Women’s Winter Market is back, but with a twist: it’s going virtual! In partnership with the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre, this is the market’s third year. It’s a great opportunity to find some handmade holiday presents and support Métis, Inuit and First Nations artists. From beadwork to sculptures and mittens to coffee, there […]

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