Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K. On this show we welcome Montreal, Canada we welcome Soleil Launiere into our spotlight, singer, songwriter, and performer. Her new album is out, fresh of the press, entitled “Taueu.” A nice soothing mix of Indigenous fusion pop tunes.
Enjoy Music from Soleil Launiere, Robbie Robertson, Red Road Ensemble, Angel Baribeau, Rose Moore, Dustin Harder, Prarie Soul, Mitchell Makoons Sarazino, Novalima Santana Latin Vibe Indigenous in Music Interview Soleil Launiere Kelly Frasier Captain Planet Leanne Goose Laura Niquay Indigenous in Music Nancy Sanchez, Olmeca Jasmine Netsena Shawn Michael Perry Corey Medina Garret T. Willie Qacung, Airjazz MIOS Latin Vibe Concorde a Orange ABZ Motivation, Shantel Norman Stolen Identity Shylay Ray Sunshine and much much more.
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OUR INTERVIEW IS 30 MINUTES INTO THE PROGRAM
SOLEIL LAUNIERE IN OUR SAY MAGAZINE FEATURE
NEW ALBUM – TAUEU
MUN D-LGUIDER, TARWA N-TINIRI & NUKAD
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Originally from Mashteuiatsh on the shores of Lake Pekuakami, Soleil Launière lives and
works in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). A multi-disciplinary artist combining song, movement and
theater with performance art, she interweaves the presence of the two-spirited body with
experimental audiovisuals, drawing inspiration from the cosmogony and sacred spirit of
the animals of the Innu world. Last June, she unveiled her first single Au bout, an
intimate contemporary indie work in which she and the group CHANCES (Geneviève
Toupin (Willows), Chloé Lacasse and Vincent Carré) explore a universe of rhythms and
vocal harmonies with a gentle poetry that speaks of the passage of time, identity and the
spirit of nature. In August, she unveiled Mun d-Iguider, which means “follow the eagle” in
amazigh, a worldbeat work composed in Morocco’s Merzouga desert, with the
magnificent desert blues of Amazigh band Tarwa N-Tiniri and the magical voice of
Moroccan-Amazigh singer Nukad. Then in September, she unveils Piekuakami, the third
and final single before the release of her album. Piekuakami is a soul-roots song in
which Soleil expresses her love for the land where she grew up, with an enveloping and
touching gentleness. On October 13, the multidisciplinary artist unveils Taueu, her long-
awaited debut album. Exploring themes of territory, femininity, gender identity and
matriarchy, Taueu is a soul-roots album imbued with pop tones and magnetic
arrangements that draw us into a mysterious universe and a soothing space.
Accompanied by Joséphine Bacon, who taught her Innu-aimun, her songs blend French,
English, Innu-aimun and a language invented by Soleil in a process of reappropriating
cultural identity and language.