Nigamon/Tunai | FTA

Nigamon/Tunai | FTA

Thursday, May 23 , 7 p.m. to Thursday, May 30 , 10 p.m.

From May 22 to June 5, 2024, the 18th edition of Festival TransAmériques (FTA) will immerse audiences in a unique sensory and artistic experience!

Nigamon and Tunai mean song in Anishinaabemowin and Inga. In a polyphonic manifesto forged by friendship, Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina amplify the songs of the overlooked. Standing with the fight against extractivism and the mining companies that are devasting their lands, they unite their communities’ knowledge and resistance strategies. Voices and languages that would otherwise not be heard make their way to us at last, from South to North.

In the sound forest to which we are invited by Monnet and Nina, trees, water, stones, and copper sing. Besides the instruments playing this unexpected music before our eyes, we also hear words gathered from the Colombian Amazon and the boreal forest. Linked by the figure of the turtle central to both their cosmogonies, the two women form an effective alliance advocating the protection of water, land, stars, and ancestral knowledge.

Photo credit: Helena Valles

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Date and Time

Thursday, May 23 , 7 p.m. to Thursday, May 30 , 10 p.m.

Event Registration

To register for this event please visit the following URL: tunai →




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