REVY.Live Outside: Chuck Copenace

Location

Grizzly Plaza Gazebo
Grizzly Plaza Gazebo
111 MacKenzie Ave, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, V0E 2S0

Date

July 05 2024
Expired!

Time

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Originally hailing from Kenora ON, with his ancestral roots in Animakee Wazhing 37, ‘Oshki Manitou’ finds the now Winnipeg-based, Ojibway musician expanding dramatically on his previous work as a trumpet player, arranger, and composer. Fusing contemporary interpretations of sweat-lodge melodies with jazz and elements of dance and electronica.

Copenace’s distinctive voice and approach allow him to unify a wide range of styles beautifully in a way that’s honest and innovative in equal measure. “I shy away from traditionalists,” he explains. “When someone says, ‘this isn’t how music should be done’ or ‘if you’re playing this genre of music, this shouldn’t be there.’ That’s always bothered me.”

The result is a collection of eminently groovy, haunting, and, at times, ethereal songs that display Chuck Copenace’s signature voice and substantial skills as an interpreter, composer, and performer as never before. But that’s only part of the equation, he says, citing a larger purpose behind his efforts, for which ‘Oshki Manitou’ is just a starting point. “I’m committed to sharing my story to help heal and offer support to people, and I want to introduce young people to jazz, but I also want to bring indigenous musicians together. And I think my music can be a platform to further that mission.

Location

Grizzly Plaza Gazebo
Grizzly Plaza Gazebo
111 MacKenzie Ave, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, V0E 2S0

Organizer

Arts Revelstoke
Phone
+12508149325
Email
info@artsrevelstoke.com
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REVY.Live Outside: Chuck Copenace