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Quebec, 2018

Production : Terre Innue

Programmed by Hubert Sabino-Brunette

French, English


Les films de Kim O'Bomsawin


Long ago, men, women and children of all ages, clans, allegiances and nations united to the sound of the vibrations of the teweikan. In the hands of singer-songwriters Pakesso Mukash (Cri / Abénaki), Shauit (Innu) and Moe Clark (Métis), it remains a powerful tool of communion. Now, with a folk, electro or reggae sound, the teweikan - which means traditional drum - still strives today to create bridges between generations, the living and the dead, the territories, the conquered and the rebellious.

A word from Tënk

A cinematic portrait of three artists with different origins, in addition to other talented musicians, this documentary from Kim O’Bomsawin is a testament to the richness and diversity present in the exuberant Indigenous music scene. From Teweikan to Electro reveals the thousand-year-old traditional roots of this multi-faceted contemporary musical genre. Pakesso Mukash, Shauit and Moe Clark, artists firmly anchored in the present day, embrace and renew a past that was able to withstand the assaults of colonialism and its cultural sanctions. While their interviews allow us to hear them verbalize what drives them, the many clips of their musical performances, many filmed in nature, create visual (and quite beautiful) ties to their creation on land that keeps time to the rhythm of their music. Watch this film with your ears wide open.

Hubert Sabino-Brunette
Teacher and programmer

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