GATHERING: First Nations Literary Festival presents a special performance by celebrated and award-winning playwright, author and musician Tomson Highway. Songs in the Key of Cree will feature his vast songbook including selections from his musicals Rose and The (Post) Mistress. Tomson will be joined by vocalist Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali.
Tomson Highway was born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters. He had the great privilege of growing up in two languages, neither of which was French or English; they were Cree, his mother tongue, and Dene, the language of the neighbouring "nation," a people with whom they roamed and hunted.
Today, he enjoys an international career as playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter.
Tickets are $30.00 +HST and fees
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