Performing live in the settlement of Ottawa on Algonquin Territory on Tuesday August 1st:
respectfulchild (Treaty Six/Saskatoon)
underwater violin of colour
在找 ::searching:: is respectfulchild’s debut full length album, meticulously crafted with feelings of curiousity, discomfort, contemplation, relief, and tension. It’s an exploration into the thoughts and anxieties that respectfulchild toys with daily, opening more questions than it can answer, falling somewhere between searching and finding.
The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again. 在找 ::searching:: is 敬兒’s pursuit to find what they’ve lost and what they don’t yet know.
Kitz Willman (Algonquin Territory/Ottawa)
Anti-colonial alternative hip-hop
Clarissa Fortin (Algonquin Territory/Ottawa)
A singer-songwriter with a guitar, a voice, and a tremendous irrational fear of centipedes.
Music will start shortly after 8pm
Admission: $8 at the door [no one will be turned away for lack of funds]
Venue: PRESSED – 750 Gladstone Ave.
Licensed / All Ages
Physically accessible via access ramp [Call 613-680-9294 or text 613-725-7081 for assistance from staff]
Washrooms are not accessible
Gender neutral washrooms
Attendees are expected to act with respect for equity and inclusiveness, including but not limited to a zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism.