Thursday, December 7, 2017
Bar + Music | 7 p.m.
Live Show | 8 p.m.
Admission | $10, Free for Indigenous Peoples, UBC Students + Staff, MOA Members
Move aside, boys! Emcee Suzette Amaya curates an all-female lineup of Indigenous spoken word and hip-hop performers from around the Northwest Coast. Supernatural Vibes celebrates Northwest Coast matriarch voices to honor women’s stories, talents and histories. While you’re here, check out our new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks and the inaugural exhibit, In A Different Light.
JB The First Lady
Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. With fours studio albums under her belt, JB sees her songs as a way of capturing oral history, and isn’t afraid to write lyrics that speak to challenging subjects like residential schools and missing and murdered indigenous women.
Sister Says is a soulful indie pop group based out of Vancouver fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson. Dreamy, eclectic and lyrically rich, Sister Says’s roots stem from the soul, blues and pop music the two grew up around as children. The duo has performed at festivals and an array of venues in BC, Ontario, Manitoba, as well as abroad.
Christie Lee Charles
Christie Lee Charles, aka “Crunch,” is an emcee who uses rap in the ancient Musqueam dialect to educate and teach about Musqueam culture. She has ancestry from the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, direct descendants of Capilano. Their great, great, great grandfather was the first documented citizen of Vancouver and his portrait, sketched by a Spanish explorer, hangs in Vancouver City Hall.
DJ O Show
Orene Askew, aka DJ O Show, is from the Squamish Nation. She has explored many genres of music but remains true to her love for hip hop and R&B, incorporating different beats to ensure you never want to leave the dance floor. She is an instructor at the School of Remix, teaching an inspired approach to music. She has performed at We Day Vancouver, The Honda Celebration of Lights, The Vancouver International Film Festival, The Americas Masters Games and Vancouver Eco Fashion Week.
Inspired by the honest and acoustic tone of folk and blues music, Candace Curr’s songs tie melody and song structure together using ukulele, voice and guitar. Her songs harken to an older time and bring up feelings of adventure, self-realization, love, loss and friendship. Candace also expresses herself through painting and design.
Suzette Amaya is of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Cree, Nisga’a and Coast Salish Nations. Suzette is passionate about working on issues affecting women and youth including addiction, homelessness, abuse, mental health and education through her career as a support worker in a women’s and children’s shelter in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. Owner of SAMAYA Entertainment, Suzette also travels extensively as a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, keynote, emcee and manager for artists.
For more information, go to: Museum of Anthropology website