Bourgie Hall presents

Oktoecho Ensemble: Saimaniq

A concert featuring the art of katajjaq, or Inuit throat singing, evoking the wide-open space of natures, paying tribute to the beauty and richness of Inuit art.

With large screen projections, in connection with Riopelle, the Call of the Northern Lights and Indigenous Culture

Oktoecho Ensemble

Oktoécho guides the listener into a sonic world brimming with lyricism in a space between the musics of the Middle East, Aboriginal and the West. Under the artistic direction of composer Katia Makdissi-Warren, Oktoécho explores mixed music and musical sounds through its own creations.

The group has recorded soundtracks for film and expositions in Canada, France, Singapore, Korea, Lebanon and created the music for a permanent multi-media exhibit at the Burj-Dubaï Tower in Dubai, the highest structure in the world.

Oktoecho has toured in Spain and in Canada and has recently performed at the prestigious Beiteddin Festival in Lebanon.

Okotécho has appeared at numerous venues : Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal, Festival Présence Autochtone, Festival Séfarade de Montréal, l’Off-Festival de Jazz de Montréal, Palais Montcalm de Québec, Koerner Hall de Toronto.

Oktoecho is an award-nominated ensemble. Nominations include the Canadian Folk Music Award 2009 (Best Album of world music, Band of the Year, Best Instrumental Album of the Year); OPUS Awards Record of the Year Jazz and World Music (2009, 2010, 2012).

Katia Makdissi-Warren, conductor, oud
Nina Segalowitz, Inuit throat singing
Lydia Etok, Inuit throat singing
Hélène Martel, jazz voice, experimental throat singing
Michel Dubeau, flutes
Carla Antoun, cello
Bertil Schulrabe, percussion
Eryk Warren, electronics
Emmanuel Béhier-Migeon, video projections


Dates: April 7 at 7:30 pm and available online until April 21, at 11 pm.

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