- In-person event
Laura Niquay presents Waska Matisiwin (Circle of Life), a sensitive and grandiose work that reveals her folk-grunge universe better than ever. From childhood, nourished by the sounds of her family’s classical guitars in the small community of Wemotaci in Mauricie, Laura picked up a guitar and began to compose her own songs. She distinguishes herself by her incomparable voice and by singing in her native language: Atikamekw.
Chosen on the Polaris Long List earlier this year and celebrated by the critics, her new album has been finely crafted over several years with her sidekick Simon Walls as producer and the Nomadic Music team as producer, resulting in a multi-layered, luminous, complex opus. With collaborations from Shauit, Anachnid, RedTails Spirit Singers, Gotta Lago, Eadsé, Kanen and Soleil Launière the diversity of Indigenous voices and sounds shine through brighter than ever. On stage, with six musicians, the show is festive and makes us live a roller coaster of emotions, the public being guided by Laura’s calm and authentic words, as she takes the time to transmit the values of her culture. A nomad well anchored in her time, a quiet force that is forging a place for herself at the heart of the contemporary Quebec musical landscape.