Come and attend a musical evening in harmony, in the company of Kyra Shaughnessy and Sakay Ottawa, two artists with a unique breath who unite to sing their common philosophy to you.
The two multi-instrumentalists, with their enveloping voices, will share with us through audio and video tracks original songs in Atikamekw, French, English, and Irish Gaelic: a concrete example of the beauty and complicity that can flourish when cultures unite.
Kyra Shaughnessy is best known for her career as a singer-songwriter, with five albums and tours across Canada and Europe to her name. Several years of collaboration with artists of both First Nations and displaced/immigrant heritage, as well as a deepening understanding of her own background (mixed Trinidadian-Indian-Scottish-Irish-English, born and raised bilingually in Quebec) have led to a specific interest in the connection between Celtic and First Nations peoples.
Sakay Ottawa (pronounced Sagui) has been a singer-songwriter for more than 20 years. Of Atikamekw origin, one of the ten First Nations in Quebec, Sakay is a native of Manawan in the Laurentians region where he lives with his family. Sakay aspires to make his nation and culture known throughout Quebec to build bridges between the old and new worlds. His songs, in the Atikamekw language, plunge us into a world of humanity and spirituality where nature, people, and traditions are one.