AIFF43 Awards Nite, Jackie Keliiaa, Thunderbirds Raised Her, Classic Roots

Thu Nov 8 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$25 ADV / $30 DOS

All Ages

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  • AIFF43 Awards Nite

    AIFF43 Awards Nite

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    Welcome to the American Indian Film Festival®. We are proud to present our 43rd season at the Brava for Women in the Arts Theater - one of the most eclectic and multifaceted arts venues in the Bay Area. Our festival is an annual forum, which brings artists, filmmakers, musicians, talent and the general local public together to celebrate, support and experience work produced by native and non-native peoples while advocating for authentic representation of native people in the media. Join us this festival as we honor and celebrate the life’s work of the late Michael Smith, founder and director of the American Indian Film Festival®, November 7 -11, 2018.

  • Jackie Keliiaa

    Jackie Keliiaa

    Music

    Comedy

  • Thunderbirds Raised Her

    Thunderbirds Raised Her

    Music

    When we were small, in fact, before we were born, our father at the request of our mother would sing to us and we would move to the sound of Native American Church songs. When we were born our father sang to put us to sleep. Every night before we slept he'd sing church songs to us one at a time for we had separate bedrooms. When Billie was about 7 or 8 yrs. old we began singing in harmony. Our first song was No One by Alecia Keys. Billie began to learn singing solo shortly after and it was a few years later that Danielle and Katherine learned to sing alone.
    It was January of 2013. Our grandfather Kenneth Kennedy passed away in Regina, Sask, Can. We asked to sing for him and our family. We sang Halleluiah and Down By The River. Not long after we returned to Lummi, we were asked to sing again at a funeral. Helping our people is a blessing and to be asked to sing is an honor. Just a month after singing for our grandfather, Katt wrote "Just Need Faith," "Native Soul" and 3 more songs. Danielle wrote "Do you Love me" and we all wrote, "Not the only one." All within 7 days. In June of 2013 after our parents took us to watch the Lummi Play, What About Those Promises, Katt began writing a song of the same name. However, she was able to write just one verse along with a chorus. Eight months went by until our parents grounded us from our cell phones. They said we'd get them back when we finished the song. It took us two days but we finished, "What About Those Promises." 
    Most recently we wrote "Blue and Gold." A tribute song for our Ferndale High School graduation on June 7th, 2014.

  • Classic Roots

    Classic Roots

    House

    Classic Roots brings the sexy heartbeat of the boreal north to life with his unique brand of Electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is an award winning producer and DJ who is impacting the music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists.

    Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots established his original sound by integrating First Nations songs with Electronica music. He navigates the unique sound of techno/house music while dancing to the beat of traditional Anishinaabe sounds, establishing a sense of cultural freedom that echoes throughout the electronic music scene. With inspirations such as Gina Turner, Daft Punk and “Justice” French Producer, Classic Roots has been able to develop his sound, which he has perfected through the use of a drum machine and the music software Reason 9.

    In 2015 he was the recipient of the Best Pop CD award at the Indigenous Music Awards for Hack the Planet and his 2016 debut EP Deeply Rooted won Dada Life’s Best Track Award for his demo Coconut Kills. Dada Life received 1500 demos in less than 24 hours but Coconut Kills killed the competition.

    Classic Roots is currently based in Toronto but carries the spirit of Northern Ontario with him. He acknowledges the importance of community building and is excited to share his passion through upbeat workshops for the soul, which include dance, cultural dance, fitness and DJ workshops. His workshops are largely offered throughout the Greater Toronto Area but extend throughout the country, including Northern communities. Classic Roots weaves optimism into his music and workshops, using it as a tool to inspire a greater sense of self-confidence in First Nations youth. Specifically, Classic Roots has delivered workshops through Mikw Chiyâm, which is a program that emphasizes skill-sharing to empower youth through mentoring and support, to reinforce a sense of cultural pride and encourage self-expression.

    Classic Roots is determined to continue producing his own music and share it with the world. His beats tell a story that embodies the bold spirit of the North. Through the inclusion of First Nations drumming and singing in his electronic compositions, he acknowledges the continued resilience of his nation. Ultimately, Classic Roots reminds people that they have the power to realize their dreams.

AIFI Presents

AIFF43 Awards Nite, Jackie Keliiaa, Thunderbirds Raised Her, Classic Roots

Thu Nov 8 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
AIFF43 Awards Nite, Jackie Keliiaa, Thunderbirds Raised Her, Classic Roots
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$25 ADV / $30 DOS All Ages