Night of Indigenous music at the museum

Night of Indigenous music at the museum

September 16, 2019 | Published by MMA

The McMaster Museum of Art is pleased to present
Cris Derksen and nêhiyawak
Thursday, September 26, 7 – 9 pm

Free Admission  |  All welcome  |  Light refreshments will be served.

Cris Derksen
A rising star on the Canadian world / classical / folk / electronica scenes, award-winning Indigenous cellist Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her Indigenous ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.

nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy in Treaty 6 Territory. The trio of Indigenous Canadian artists – Kris Harper (vocals, guitars), Marek Tyler (drums), and Matthew Cardinal (synths, bass) – transcends a new intersection of contemporary sound and the traditional storytelling of their ancestry. Their music is a resonant expression of indigeneity in the modern world.

This special event is presented as a complement to Peripheral Vision(s). Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Derksen and nehiyawak concert