April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Presented by Noisemaker Presents & National Arts Centre

Maestro Fresh Wes

Raise Your Voice Concert Series from Paris, Ontario

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Wes Williams (aka Maestro Fresh Wes) has recently become the first rap artist to ever have a song inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. His legendary single “Let Your Backbone Slide” was the first Canadian rap recording to reach Gold and Platinum Status and is also considered to be a seminal intergenerational classic. As an actor, Wes has appeared in several film and television projects, including eight seasons on CBC’s hit sitcom Mr. D playing the role of teacher / vice principal, Paul Dwyer. 

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario.

The Woodland Cultural Centre is a First Nations Educational and Cultural Centre. Located on the grounds of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, their Save the Evidence campaign is raising money for the restoration of the Residential School and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource.

Noisemaker Presents and the National Arts Centre are thrilled to announce the Raise Your Voice Concert Series, a new virtual concert series celebrating some of Canada’s best indigenous artists and artists of colour. The four-part series will be broadcast from Paris, Ontario and will shine a light on the incredible tapestry of Canadian talent including Maestro Fresh Wes (who will also act as host of the series), Crown Lands, Logan Staats, and Nuela Charles.

Crown Lands – Thursday, February 11th

Logan Staats – Thursday, February 18th

Neula Charles – Thursday, February 25thth

You can buy all four Livestreams in the series at a special price here.

*The series pass includes access to all four livestream concerts. 

**Receive an 11 x 17 poster and setlist signed by all artists by purchasing the Series Pass +. Signed poster and setlist will be sent by mail.