Dragonroot Gender & Sound Extravaganza June 15th: Workshops, BBQ, Concert!

DATE: Saturday June 15th

TIME: Workshops 12-5pm, BBQ 6-8pm and Concert with Lido Pimentia & Heart Streets starting at 8:30pm-2am

LOCATION: No Bad Sound Studio, 3730 de Courtrai in Côte-des-Neiges.

PRICE: Workshops free, Concert $7-10 sliding scale, youth under 21-pay what you can.

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Workshops, 12-5pm: The extravaganza includes a series of workshops led by incredible feminist radio stars and performers. No registration needed. Just show up!

12 noon: Radio Sound Art with Cathy Inouye You’ll listen to different samples of sound art, learn to record and practice manipulating what you recorded.

3pm: Music Process with Lido Pimentia Do you like Lido’s music? Why not come and learn how she makes it… vocalization, loop pedals and more.

BBQ, 6-8pm

CONCERT 8:30pm til the wee hours of the morning by Heart Streets, Lido Pimienta and from members of the NO BAD SOUND STUDIO: Twix, Shannon, the Fusionists, & more!

HEART STREETS are Gabrielle and Emma, two chill girls singing and rapping about what they love. This young femme duo have a mad mix of hip hop and R&B and have grown their act here on the streets and in the bars of Montreal. They’re real good and we want to share their vocal magic with you. Listen: http://heartstreets.com/music

LIDO PIMIENTA is a Canada-based Colombian artist and musician, and one of those brave, unique souls who encourages your heart. Her drawings and folk-art mirror her intensely personal and political music. Her music combines the enchanting intimacy of fragile electronic soundscapes with something like punk. Her 2010 Spanish-language debut album Color, is like a beautiful (and highly accessible) art installation made from ordinary craft supplies and stuff people keep around the house. It’s a bright world of rhythm and melody that you just want to walk around in and contemplate. Pimienta’s work has a deceptively simple quality. Its unassuming aesthetic conceals its strength. Listening to her music is an experience — one that’s potentially healing and transformative. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/lido-pimienta

No Bad Sound Studio offers local youth a wide variety of music workshops every week which include beat boxing, rapping, writing lyrics, singing lessons, music production, DJ-ing and performance skills. In 2009, it began to produce professional quality music released on CD, providing young artists with an opportunity to work directly with professional staff to create, save and develop musical projects that express socially conscious and lucid words. Performers: Twix, Shannon, the Fusionists, & more!

This event is a fundraiser for the Centre for Gender Advocacy, CKUT 90.3 FM, and the Maison des Jeunes de Côte-des-Neiges. Dragonroot is a collaboration of Radio CKUT 90.3fm (www.ckut.ca) and the Centre for Gender Advocacy (CGA) which brings important gender issues, the latest news, incredible musical talent and discussions on cultural happenings to the airwaves on a permanent and regular basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to focus on all the amazing work being done in and around the CGA and highlight local female/queer/trans/anti-status quo/feminist musicians.

Listen to Dragonroot Tuesdays, 8h30-9h, live at 90.3fm or www.ckut.ca, or check out some of our archives