January 26, 2017
As we move into Canada’s 150th Birthday, The Esplanade is thrilled to present a unique new group from northern Canada. The New North Collective came together in 2015 after the individual artists had performed together in various configurations at events and festivals over the years. Each of the members of the ensemble have successful music careers as solo performers or as part of other groups, and bring a diversity of styles and experience to the collective. New music, folk, traditional, jazz and rock inform what the New North Collective creates.
Together, they explore their ideas of north – from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music focuses on an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of north on the music all are creating. The expansive imagery of northern Canada also comes to light in songs co-written and performed by the group.
This concert is part of this year’s Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival. It will be featured as the Thursday Night Supper and Song Evening. Dinner will be held in the Studio Theatre with a live performance by Roger Roger during your meal, followed by the New North Collective performance in the Main Theatre. To get your tickets for both the Super and Song plus New North Collective click here.