NEW NORTH COLLECTIVE
The New North Collective (NNC) is an ensemble of performing artists from Yukon and Northwest Territories including spoken word artist/bassist Pat Braden and composer/performer Carmen Braden from the NWT; singer/songwriter Diyet from the Kluane First Nation, guitarist/ songwriter Graeme Peters, and percussionist Robert Van Lieshout from the Yukon; with multi- instrumentalist/ producer Jan de Vroede from Greenland bringing a circumpolar element. Together, they explore their ideas of north - from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music focuses on an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of change, geography and community on the music they create. The music is diverse and skillful, representative of a multitude of genres include jazz, folk, new music, spoken word, and rock. There is a common goal to discard the stereotypes of the region and the people who live in rural and remote northern communities. This music and media arts event, Outside, is current, traditional, and thought provoking for diverse audiences.