Music scene at the CMHR
Date and time
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.
Offered in partnership with Manitoba Music and Manufacturing Entertainment, this feast in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall will pair six stellar independent musicians with videos on the Museum’s large Welcome Wall. Visitors can take advantage of casual seating and bar service as they watch and listen.
6:00 p.m. French Class
French Class is an electronic dance pop project led by Megumi Kimata, a beat maker based in Winnipeg. French Class makes you want to put on fresh sneakers, grab your friends and get on the dance floor. Megumi works in collaboration with Tiana Garcia on vocals. Their new single “Dance!” is out now.
7:00 p.m. Tinge
Winnipeg’s Tinge – led by Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Veronica Blackhawk and featuring Jordan Tait on bass and Lincoln Brown on drums – delivers raw, sorrowful and catchy indie rock tunes. Blackhawk’s songs are inspired by a turbulent time growing up and a love of storytelling. Tinge’s debut EP, Big Deep Sigh, is now available.
8:00 p.m. Alpha Toshineza
Alpha Toshineza is the award-winning ambassador for French hip hop in Manitoba. His poetry explores the mysteries of God, our broken humanity, social justice and the beautiful grime of our city. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Alpha has built a solid resume of releases (mixtapes, EPs and albums) and studio recordings with different artists in different genres, from Boom bap to Afrobeat. His performance will include new tracks.
9:00 p.m. Melody McKiver
Melody McKiver’s work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. A proud member of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation, Melody is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Music (tenure-track) with the Desaultels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Mizi'iwe Aana Kwat (LGBTQ2S+ Council) within the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3. In 2020, they received the Canada Council's Robert Flaming Prize for an exceptionally talented young Canadian composer.
10:00 p.m. À La Mode
Singer-songwriter-producer Domo Lemoine’s whimsical songs and plainspoken lyrics twist and turn like the tail of a fluttering kite in a prairie sky. Since 2013, À La Mode has been delivering plainspoken lyrics, ear catching synths and Ava Glendinning’s diaphanous guitar. Their newest EP Diversions will soon arrive (https://alalamode.bandcamp.com).
11:00 p.m. Zuki
This DJ with eclectic musical taste inspired by his travels will take you on a musical journey and get you moving. A frequent collaborator with Winnipeg artists and weekly residencies at Winnipeg’s go-to music venues, Zuki’s playlists, mixes and remixes have racked up thousands of plays. “It’s simple, I’m here to make you feel something,” Zuki says.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
CMHR is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The CMHR is located on Indigenous ancestral lands on Treaty One Territory. The Red River Valley is also the birthplace of the Métis.
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