Canadian Jeremy Dutcher returns to Norway after a fantastic concert at Riddu Riđđu in summer 2019. This time, the award-winning composer is ready to wow the Oslo audience at Parkteatret on January 28!
Jeremy Dutcher is a tenor, composer, activist, ethnomusicologist and member of the Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) in Eastern Canada. He takes every opportunity to use his Wolastoq First Nation roots in his music and he creates something you probably haven’t heard before. He received international recognition for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawá (2018), won the Polaris Music Prize in 2018 and “Indigenous Music Album of the Year” at the JUNO Awards in 2019. The music is a blend of neoclassical, jazz and pop, and led to collaborations with iconic artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Beverly Glenn Copeland. Dutcher’s work has taken him to the world’s biggest concert halls, NPR’s Tiny Desk, and the judges’ table at Canada’s Drag Race.
Dutcher is concerned about the importance of preserving his language:
I do this work because there are now only 100 people who speak Wolastoqey. It is crucial that we use our language and pass it on to the next generation. If you lose your native language, you lose a completely different way of experiencing the world. Dutcher said.
Sajje Solbakk, director of the Riddu Riđđu festival, is looking forward to the concert:
Jeremy Dutcher is an exciting musician with impressive communication skills, and the concert he gave at Riddu Riđđu in 2019 was definitely a treat! He has a powerful voice and his Wolastoq First Nation roots are expressed both in the melody and in the lyrics, which help to create a captivating and original artistic universe. He is now aware of a brand new album – which will be absolutely raw to experience live! Finish Solbakk.
The concert is in collaboration with All Things Live Norge, Parkteatret and Riddu Riđđu Festivála.
Presale via the All Things Live Norway newsletter on Wednesday November 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster on Thursday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m.
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