New Constellations w/ Joel Plaskett and Lido Pimienta
with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jenn Grant, Jason Collett, Jeremy Dutcher and George Elltiott Clark
$30.98 advance, $36.14 door
From the Promoter
A Nation(s)wide Tour of Music & Arts
New Constellations is a nation(s)wide tour of music and arts, featuring special guest appearances by an interstellar line up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists coming together for the first time. The tour stops at The Spatz Theatre in Halifax on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. and features Joel Plaskett, Lido Pimienta, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jenn Grant, Jason Collett, Jeremy Dutcher and George Elliott Clarke.
New Constellations builds on an increasing national interest in Indigenous music: from three of the last four Polaris Music Prize winners being Indigenous women (Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq, and Buffy Sainte-Marie), to the success of Gord Downie’s Secret Path project, to A Tribe Called Red’s MMVA win for Video of the Year, Indigenous artists and stories are taking the spotlight as they never have before. New Constellations offers an unprecedented celebration of the Indigenous Next Wave.
This half-music, half-literary, national tour is the first of its kind: a unique tour travelling to cities, towns, and Indigenous communities featuring a core roster of Indigenous artists alongside a rotating cast of some of the country’s most celebrated musicians, writers, and poets. New Constellations offers an intimate evening of song and storytelling featuring alternating sets by musicians and writers. The tour includes a two-part mentorship program where established artists connect with Indigenous youth online and in a series of community-based arts and music workshops. New Constellations offers new possibilities for creative collaboration across communities.
Tickets will be available at The Coast (2309 Maynard St) and online.