(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)
Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
1205 Pinetree Way
ABOUT THE SHOW With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym
ABOUT THE SHOW
With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym Gouchie’s traditional hand drum, acoustic guitar, full-bodied voice and poignant lyrics, woven together with authentic storytelling between songs, make her a powerful force. Her eloquent performances are known for their lasting impact on audiences of all ages, instilling messages of inspiration and hope. Kym will be accompanied by Naomi Kavka and Brigitte Demeter on vocal harmonies, cello & keys, creating their own unique style of Indigenous folk and roots. Kym has collaborated with each of these artists individually for a decade and this is their debut touring season as a trio. Get ready to have your moccasins blown off! Kym Gouchie is a mutli-disciplined artist, called upon by organizations as a speaker, advisor, artist and performer to offer indigenous insight and act as a healing bridge, connecting hearts and minds across Turtle Island.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
KYM GOUCHIE | With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym Gouchie is fostering change through her music and art. Her music and storytelling bring awareness to First Nations and women’s issues, promoting reconciliation and community building while reminding us that we are all in this together. Her stories are a testament to the human spirit, weaving together threads of her own journey from personal tragedy to triumph. Kym’s traditional hand drum, acoustic guitar, full-bodied voice and authentic storytelling are a powerful force. She performs solo, duo, trio and full band, collaborating with talented artists on vocal harmonies, cello, keys, mandolin, banjo and electric guitar. Indigenous-folk and country tones alongside her poignant lyrics will capture your heart — her eloquent performances have a lasting impact on audiences of all ages, messages of inspiration and hope. Kym is also a renowned Visual Artist, Cultural Ambassador, Presenter and Advocate and is regularly called upon by organizations to offer Indigenous insight and acts as a healing bridge, connecting hearts and minds across Turtle Island. A respected elder-in-training of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, also known as Prince George, BC, Kym has been speaking, emceeing and performing at theatres, festivals, schools, conferences, traditional welcoming ceremonies, and cultural gatherings for over 20 years. Connect with Kym on Instagram, Facebook, or Online.
NAOMI KAVKA | Naomi Kavka is a visceral entertainer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, residing in Smithers, British Columbia. Her many talents have her performing on cello with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, on electric guitar in the surf rock band Pitted, and as a solo artist, fronting her own band with a new album currently in production. She is a well loved collaborator, accompanying various artists such as Kym Gouchie, Marcel Gagnon, Wax Mannequin, and others. Recent releases of her songwriting include Slammed Doors & Severance (2017) and Back West (2019), and recent collaborations include cello arrangements on Wax Mannequin’s “Red Brain”, featured vocals on the Black Dog String Quartet’s “A Thousand Times Brighter” and cello and vocals on Kym Gouchie’s upcoming children’s album. Connect with Naomi on Instagram, Facebook, or Online.
BRIGITTE DEMETER | Recording and performing artist Brigitte Demeter is a keyboardist/singer/songwriter/producer who is credited on over 40 recording projects with award-winning artists including Kym Gouchie, Mike Gouchie, Leah West, Centrefire, and Dan Rothery. She composes and performs music in a wide range of genres — pop, AC, folk, country, rock and orchestral instrumental. She has appeared on Nashville’s “Starseek” and performed and stage hosted at the Merritt Mountain Music Fest. Brigitte has recorded/released her own music and played with the classic rock/original band “Wheelhouse” for more than 20 years. She is a regular adjudicator for the Junos and FACTOR.
TICKETS ON SALE!
Adult: $37 | Senior: $34 | Student: $16
BOX OFFICE: 604.927.6555 | Open Monday – Saturday, 12PM – 5PM