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CRIS DERKSEN QUARTET

//  The Cris Derksen Quartet is renowned for its riveting performances. The Internationally acclaimed ensemble includes the talents of Juno-nominated Cree cellist Cris Derksen, acclaimed Anishinaabe Hoop Dancer Nimkii Osawamick, Tuscarora/ Gaelic Singer Rebecca Benson, and award-winning drummer Jesse Baird who ties the group together with his signature pop culture beats and inventive improvisation.

CRIS DERKSEN SOLO SHOW

//  In cellist and composer Cris Derksen's solo show, classical, Indigenous and urban elements combine: you may get the propulsive pounding of powwow music, the head-nodding rhythms of a hip hop track, the metronome thumps of a techno mix, or all three in the same song. Her instruments are loop pedals, a drum machine and, of course, the cello: its melodies are plaintive but catchy, growing in number as the song progresses. These hooks repeat like echoes, part of a thick mixture yet distinct within it.

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POW.WOW.WOW

ORCHESTRAL POWWOW PROJECT

//  Orchestral Powwow is a 45 minute show for full Orchestra with 6 Powwow singers and Drummers, 1 hoop dancer, and cellist Cris Derksen. It consists of 8 or 9 short pieces.

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