Megaphono Music Festival: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson / Moonfruits / Shadowhand / + more

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Megaphono Music Festival: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson / Moonfruits / Shadowhand / + more

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



MEGAPHONO and MusicOntario present
(français suit)

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson



Grace Marr

at Pressed
750 Gladstone Ave

$10 advance / $15 at doors
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Tickets and festival passes available here >

Doors at 7:00 pm
all ages

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the boundaries between story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. Her latest album, f(l)ight, was released in 2016. f(l)ight is a compelling collection of story-songs that effortlessly interweaving Simpson’s complex poetics and multi-layered stories of the land, spirit, and body with lush acoustic and electronic arrangements.

Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners on and off stage, they summon music from a place where ideals and imagination intertwine. Pulling as much from their imaginations as from their encounters on the road, their sophomore effort, Ste-Quequepart – a French-language concept album – plays like a short film soundtrack. Intimate moments give way to cinematic arrangements as characters emerge and speak through song.

Shadowhand arranges folk songs in a ghostly style of soul music. Described as the sound of leaving a party alone to walk to the store for cigarettes, the band creates a richly dark, down-tempo, and ambient sound. The lyrically rich songs float atop waves of guitar and pulsing rhythm to create an encompassing fog through which moments of coursing colour and brightness may be glimpsed.

Recognized for her vocal gymnastics, smooth songwriting, and vibrant stage presence, Grace has fallen in love with not only music but the magic of connecting with a room full of strangers. Since attending two songwriting programs in 2017, lead by Warner-Chappell Exec. Judy Stakee, Grace has been sharing her music on stages such as RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa Marvest Festival, and local venues and functions such as The Mayor’s Annual Golf Tournament and The BOBs Awards Ceremony.

MEGAPHONO’s Safer Spaces policy is intended to make this event a supportive environment. Attendees are asked to act out of respect for this policy:

Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory

Questions? Contact us at

This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018


MEGAPHONO et MusicOntario présentent

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson



Grace Marr

à Pressed
750 ave Gladstone Ave

10$ à l’avance / 15$ jour de spectacle
Gratuit avec une MEGAPASSE ou FO’SHOWS bracelet.
Billets et laissez-passers du festival disponible ici >

Portes à 19h00
sans limite d’age

Groupe sur scène, couple dans la vie, le duo Moonfruits crée un folk qui donne voix à ses valeurs et son imaginaire. Guidées par le banjo et la guitare, les harmonies envoûtantes de Moonfruits transportent le public dans un univers qui célèbre le pouvoir rassembleur du quotidien. À la saveur d’un court métrage, leur nouvel opus donne voix aux habitants du village fictif de Ste-Quequepart et invite les auditeurs à vivre la vie d’autrui. Village à l’épaule, Moonfruits partage ses histoires comme autant d’étincelles qu’on sème dans l’imaginaire.

La politique des « Espaces plus sûrs » de MEGAPHONO propose de créer un milieu favorable à cet événement. Nous demandons aux spectateurs d’agir en respectant cette politique:

Les organisateurs reconnaissent que cet événement se déroule dans le territoire Algonquin non cédé.

Questions? Contactez nous à

Cet événement fait partie du festival et de la conférence de musique MEGAPHONO à Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018


February 10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm