Deadline: Sep 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
AlterNATIVE: Workshop w/ DJ BLKFT
Curated by Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand (Indigenous Resilience in Music)
Presented as part of Alberta Culture Days with the support of the Government of Alberta
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 1-4PM
Indigenous Placemaking Space at Central Library – 800 3 St SE (4th floor)
FREE, no registration required
This workshop is an introduction to #RezHouse, a new wave of Indigenous DJ’ing and electronic music. DJ BLKFT will be sharing with the public how he shapes, combines and creates a space where electronic and RezHouse music can be enjoyed by all. Come and learn from BLKFT as he teaches us how to experience electronic music in its most authentic form at the new Central Library.
About DJ BKFT:
DJ BLKFT, is taking the city by storm. Fresh to the CJSW programming roster and leading the way with his self-dubbed #RezHouse, DJ BLKFT is delivering the bounce and the bangers to ears throughout Treaty 7 Territory and beyond.
Founder of Drum Beat Productions, BLKFT is Niitsiitapi from Siksika First Nation, and with community growth being the nucleus of his vision, BLKFT is activating the population! He defines #RezHouse as a “reflection of the contemporary music you hear in everyday life mixed with indigenous artists’ electronic sounds”. Bringing people to their feet and bringing fairness to the forefront, catch DJ BLKFT spinning the most fire #RezHouse on any given day in Mohkhinstsiss (Calgary).
About Alberta Culture Days:
AlterNATIVE is part of the celebrations occurring throughout the province during Alberta Culture Days 2019. Alberta Culture Days runs September 27 to 29 and is the province’s largest celebration of our heritage, arts, community spirit and cultural diversity. To learn more, visit www.AlbertaCultureDays.ca.