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12:30 pm

Small World Music Presents: Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Tune in: Donate: About the artist: Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone the singer, songwriter, storyteller, dancer, actor, artist, and activist is a two-spirit Anishinaabe Kwe of mixed Ancestry; Ojibwe Métis with French and Scottish heritage. Aqua self-produced her EP Spirit Music with four tracks to honour the four directions and all aspects of creation encompassed on the medicine wheel. She then went on to co-produce her album Hand Drum Stories with thirteen tracks to honour the thirteen grandmother moons with Tribal Spirit Music. Most recently, Aqua recorded Good Medicine an album with 10 healing songs for Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island in palliative care. This special project was in collaboration with Room 217 Foundation and other gifted Indigenous artists. She is currently working on her next album Red Rhythm & Blues. Aqua is an advocate for anyone who has endured violence and adversity. She provides a safe space in her sacred circles and performances so the community can grow together, stronger, forever as a whole. About the co-presenter: Small World is a celebration of cultural diversity expressed by one of the most potent tools available – music. A charitable organization, its vision is based on sharing cultural experience and ultimately, building bridges between cultures. It is about discovery and ‘opening ears’. In this role, the company has presented close to 400 events since 1997. It has hosted many Canadian debuts by international performers; has given a platform to dozens of developing Canadian artists of diverse backgrounds; and has established an international reputation for presenting innovative, risk-taking programming that uniquely represents Canada and Toronto, providing a space for cross-cultural bridge-building, education and understanding.

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