The Regent Theatre is Raising the Curtain after over 18 months of being dark due to COVID! This FREE concert will be held live at the Regent for a limited audience and live-streamed for all to enjoy. For both tickets on-site and for the live-stream you need to go to The Regent website in advance.
We are thrilled to welcome this multi award-winning lineup of Indigenous artists to the Regent stage in honour of Truth & Reconciliation Day.
Sponsored by the County of Prince Edward’s Community & Economic Development Commission.
With support from FACTOR.
Featuring: David R Maracle, Tom Wilson, and Digging Roots with a special opening performance by Eaoh Argos.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
Doors open: 7:30
David R Maracle (Tehanenia’kwe:tarons) of the Bear Clan, was born the seventh son for Andrew C. Maracle (Mohawk, Turtle Clan) and Lillian J. Maracle (Scottish, Bruce Clan) and lived his first 12 years of life on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve. He has always been a strong advocate regarding Indigenous rights, language, education, and he continues to take an active role in educating people through his art, music, and workshops. A multi-award winner in various categories, David’s accolades include being signed to numerous global record deals, winning the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards for Best Instrumental Album 2007, and recently his 17th CD entitled The Best of DAVID R. MARACLE was released.
Tom Wilson is a veteran of the Canadian music scene with years of experience in several different genres of music. Tom has an extensive music catalogue and has been a member of several bands since 1981 including The Florida Razors, Junkhouse, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
“Over the course of discovering my true identity, the intention of my writing, my music and my art is to reduce the gap between my indigenous culture and colonialists to make a more patient, loving community.” – Tom Wilson aka Lee Harvey Osmond
Digging Roots breathe life into songs from their land, Turtle Island, to raise their voices in solidarity with a global chorus of Indigenous artists, activists and change-makers. For over a decade, JUNO Award winners Digging Roots have traveled the world with a joyful message of resistance, celebrating Anishinabe and Onkwehonwe traditions of round dance and interconnectedness interwoven with the bedrock sounds of blues, soul and rock n’ roll.
The beating hearts of Digging Roots, founding duo ShoShona and Raven, have built a home for a talented community of players and collaborators including their son, drummer Skye Polson and Hill Kourkoutis. More than a band, Diggings Roots have taken their place at the frontline of the fight for equity and representation in the arts, with involvement in industry advocacy and organization, including the International Indigenous Music Summit and Ishkode Records, to empower arts communities worldwide.
Eaoh Argos strives to encourage others in finding themselves.
Her upcoming album, “VEIL” talks about weakness, strength, equality, love, and bringing mental-health issues to light. She utilizes music as a message-bringer to the world, in an attempt to be heard.