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Event Archive - Music and Resistance Workshop: Yellowsky

Thu. June 21st 2018 Vinyl Envy Victoria BC (All Ages)
1pm - 2pm doors at 1pm
“To resist is to struggle against an opposing force.
Music is a vocal artist’s way to express their voice & opinion.”

- Yellowsky

Music has always played a key role in the resistance and overcoming of injustice and oppression, and reggae and hip-hop are no exception to this trend. Join us as we learn of the struggles and difficulties that face Indigenous Canadian peoples through the eyes of reggae and hip-hop artist Yellowsky, and how he was able to use his music to educate, overcome, and heal. Yellowsky will discuss positive resistance through healing wounds, how music and the physics of sound can be used to heal, and the influences that allowed him to take the stand that he has. This workshop is also interactive, though you will need to be present to see what Yellowsky has planned!


Hailing from the Plains Cree First Nation, Yellowsky (Born Roberto Andres Pooyak) is arguably the most prominent, important First Nations rapper rocking in Canada right now. His massive, bottom end-heavy beats pay homage to the grimy city life of the most classic of hip-hop music while his elastic, malleable delivery harken to the traditions of bot... more info