Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonThe Rematriation of Revolution featuring Red Slam, 2017
Photo: Zahra Siddiqui Graphic Artist: Javier Navarette Bravo
Bring your Medicine. Bring your Message. Engage with us; through HipHop Warriorism; exploring the interconnectivity of intention on this land and our capacity to awaken resilience.
The Rematriation of Revolution featuring Red Slam is comprised of three powerhouse live musical sets which weaves audience engagement with a fusion of music, words, movement and projections. This installation explores themes such as the interconnectivity of intention on the land, the struggle to rebuild a broken spirit fragmented from intergenerational trauma, the resilience we must summon to re-matriate our revolutionary roots of resistance from first contact, and examines the AIM movement and Idle No More as Indigenous People. Red Slam will also be hosting intimate and interactive SLAM JAMS which will manifest into two distinct artistic vibez. The first involves a series of musical jam and storytelling sessions inside the installation, where members of the public can listen in and observe while others engage in visual art making with our visual artist and contribute to a 4 directions #mniwiconi #waterislife piece. The second SLAM JAM will rotate elements of the HipHop Medicine Wheel outside of the installation where the public will be encouraged to participate at various points in call and response, tableau creation and freestyle dance or rap jams in the spirit of the Rematriation of the Circle and the Revolution of the Cipher.
7:00pm opening performance on stage 6:30am closing performance on stage
Suitable for all ages
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
This project is both indoors and outdoors.